lazy horse?? what to do??

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

lazy horse?? what to do??

This is a discussion on lazy horse?? what to do?? within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-09-2011, 12:50 PM
lazy horse?? what to do??

I have this mare at home who I am trying to trian for reining of cowhorse, she is good for planting her foot in a spin, slide stoping and roll back and all that she is just extremely slow, the only thiing she does fast it stop. I was wondering if any one could tell me how to get her more energized, she is alot more energetic from when I first started breaking her but she is still not where a would like her. Any advice??
Sponsored Links
    01-09-2011, 05:20 PM
Need more info? Also rule out physical probs; body, saddle, teeth, bit, feet, for eg.
    01-10-2011, 05:35 PM
Since I don't know her medical history, I can't give you any sure-fire way to get her going. I would recommend slowly switching feed to maybe a more energy/nutrition giving food. Alfalfa etc.. I would also check for worms, it can cause horses to be slow and lethargic. If she is stabled she may have more energy, and be willing to move. Also being overweight can cause lethargy.
    01-10-2011, 06:33 PM
She is up to date on all her shots and wormer, she is on the same feed as my barrel mare and she is really energetic especially on what she is getting now, her hooves are good she has no muscle or bone problems. She get regular excersize she just does not like to do much more then walk and tot and she will loap if asked but it can sometimes be a paint to keep her gonig.
    01-10-2011, 06:52 PM
Perhaps it's a balance thing - either your/your saddle's balance or hers in faster gaits. That could be because she's young & inexperienced.

Have you first trained her on the ground, before asking her to do it under saddle? Perhaps she doesn't get it yet, it's not clear, she needs more reinforcement for getting stuff 'right'?...
    01-10-2011, 07:48 PM
I have the same problem with my 3 yr old gelding! We got him as a yearling and he was going to be my new cow pony. He is Half Arabian/Quarter and his whole top side is all cow lines. I was thinking with the hot blood of an Arabian and having all cow on the top side he was going to be what I wanted. He is so lazy and so slow that its not even funny! Lol :) Its an act of congress to get him into a trot let a lone a lope. He knows how, and I understand he still needs to get his balance with a rider and so on. He has no fear of anything and I have done tons of ground work and driving with him. We went on his first trail ride last month with 4 other horses (all in there twenties, one being 29) and he was way in the back, I either had to get him to trot to keep up or they had to wait up! He is completly healthy, not lame, in perfect weight and current on all worming, and farrier work. He has had about 30 rides, and knows all the basics. Now I have started many colts and have had some lazy ones, but they will still move when you get after them. This guy no way, same speed.....SLOW and in no hurry to do anything! I'm about to just hand him over to my young kids, because at this point he is a fantastic kids horse prospect, lol!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lazy horse!! Caitlinpalomino Horse Riding 8 02-14-2012 07:25 PM
Lazy horse Dock Horse Training 3 07-09-2010 07:50 AM
lazy lazy horse! jeezitsjacki Horse Training 8 08-21-2008 12:52 AM
Lazy Horse! xcountryrider Horse Riding 6 08-09-2008 08:07 AM
lazy horse! sempre_cantando Horse Training 5 07-03-2008 08:48 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0