Lazy Horse/Pony Help Needed

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    12-15-2012, 08:59 PM
Lazy Horse/Pony Help Needed

Hi I just acquired a VERY lazy horse and pony. I can hardly make the pony trot, and the horse moves into a trot, but has a hard time picking up the canter, although once he starts cantering he doesn't want to stop. My main concern is the pony, I have tried a crop on her and she still doesn't budge.
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    12-16-2012, 12:50 AM
I would do ground work and getting the horse listening and paying attention to you from the ground first. Most times if the horse won't listen under saddle you can fix it from the ground first........
    12-16-2012, 04:45 AM
If you are very sure this is not a training issue (i.e., they do know the cues, but choose to ignore them), then you might try waking them up w over under immediately followed by "getting w them" (e.g., decisively put them into a trot, whatever). However, since they are "new to you", I would start them from the beginning to ensure it is not simply a training issue.
    12-31-2012, 01:27 AM
I fixed the laziness problem yay! It turns out they don't like the arena, luckily there is a back field and they both love to run around back there c:
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