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post #1 of 18 Old 05-15-2012, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Lease horse flaws, minor but how could they be fixed?

So the horse I'm going to lease has two small faults, the girl has said she is a little unhappy if she is tied for grooming or tacking up and can't see other horses. She will paw at the ground, nothing horrible like biting or bucking but how can this be fixed. Also if riding in big groups she is the 'lead mare' and might act a little grumpy pin her ears back, seem fed up.

Ways to fix these ? I'm not concerned at the moment considering I'm keen to work with this horse on a lot of things including schooling her with jumping so these minor things aren't a worry.
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post #2 of 18 Old 05-15-2012, 10:12 PM
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So the horse I'm going to lease has two small faults, the girl has said she is a little unhappy if she is tied for grooming or tacking up and can't see other horses. She will paw at the ground, nothing horrible like biting or bucking but how can this be fixed. Also if riding in big groups she is the 'lead mare' and might act a little grumpy pin her ears back, seem fed up.

Ways to fix these ? I'm not concerned at the moment considering I'm keen to work with this horse on a lot of things including schooling her with jumping so these minor things aren't a worry.
The girl who?.. Who owns her or who also rides her? If she's more than 5+ years old, heck, even 3+ years old, she needs to learn to stand still when grooming or tacking. And I mean like a statue. If she's not, try seeing if someone can lunge her and get her tired, there should be no reason for her to "want to look at other horses" or fidget at all during those two. If she paws at the ground, personally I'd kick her, but I don't tolerate pawing at the barn I ride at, and neither does ANYone else there.
If she rides in a big group, just ride with confidence, make it known that you're the boss while you're on her back, not her. You could get hurt that way if you don't
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I wouldnt ' lunge her to make her tired ' id take every chance to tie her away from other horses and discipline her the second she thinks aboit pawing/ fidgeting with a vocal or pop on her shoulder / butt.
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I wouldnt ' lunge her to make her tired ' id take every chance to tie her away from other horses and discipline her the second she thinks aboit pawing/ fidgeting with a vocal or pop on her shoulder / butt.
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Why not lunge her to make her tired? She'll listen more to the rider, and she'll stop being a brat. If the rider has no choice but to be around other horses, what is she supposed to do? Let it keep happening?
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Tie her to a tree away from other horses and until she stands like a Statue then she is to stay tied to the tree. If it takes all day, so be it. It sounds mean but teaches them pretty quick.
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Because that is not what lunging is for and after awhile its just conditioning her and itll just take longer and longer. You can tie away from other horses but tieing around them is the same thing discipline her right away still take every chance to tie her up .
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I disagree, I'm not saying lunging is "let's make them tired" but it's also "make them listen"..when they're tired, they're more apt to just do what you ask and stand still, or leave others horses be.
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You arent understanding though they don't always get tired from lunging especially if you rely on that after awhile it just conditions them. Also if done wrong all it'll do is make her more antsy at tieing. I lunge my boy but 15 mins tops lots of reverse and speed changes however this is not to tire him ao he will stand to be groomed/ worked it's simply to get his brain working it isnt however a necessary thing.
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K I'm done your not getting it, and it was for what's wrong with the OP's horse she's riding, not your opinion.
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post #10 of 18 Old 05-16-2012, 08:52 AM
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Lunging is for training not just to run a horse around and get them tired. You just need to keep at it and tie her up. When shje paws you can say HEY and smack her shoulder. They will learn pretty quick and then they usually paw when you leave for a bit. NI also don't think you could titre out a horse enough to stop pawing
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