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post #11 of 15 Old 11-29-2012, 02:11 AM
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It can be important to know that horses may have been trained to stop in a variety of ways. Some horses are trained to stop when the reins are pulled back and the seat is pushed down into the saddle but no leg pressure. Some horses are ridden forward with the seat and legs and pushed forward into the bridle through the stop. Some horses are trained to stop when the seat is lifted from the saddle (John Lyons) on a loose rein. Sometimes when a horse doesn't stop properly from your cues it is because they have been trained in a different way.
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post #12 of 15 Old 11-29-2012, 02:58 PM
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The best way I have found to get 'chargy' horses to slow down and relax is to teach them a 'one rein stop'. All methods of doing this are not the same. We NEVER use a disengagement of the hind quarter at the same time. We just teach them to stop by taking their heads away with one rein. It really works.

I have used this to help reschool OTTBs and chargy arena event horses for probably 40 years (long before it was called a 'one rein stop').

Her is a link to a complete (and lengthy) explanation of exactly how to do it to make it work. I have never seen it fail for this application.
How we teach a 'One Rein Stop'

This does not require a trainer and it works way better than anyone would actually think it works.
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I'm no horse trainer. But I've had experience with horses throwing their head into the air, I would work from a walk. play with your hands until she drops her head and immediatly release pressure, to teach her to give to your pressure. Then I would start with a walk only, and work on asking her to stop and keep her head down when you ask. Then after lots of practice she will keep her head low when you ask her to slow or whoah. Everytime I stopped my horse would listen but pop his head up in resistance. So we worked on this, I ignored it for years until a trainer pointed it out, so it took a while to get him to drop his head at a whoah.
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post #14 of 15 Old 11-30-2012, 09:19 PM
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Are you on a time limit when you ride her? Funny how horses know when you don't have all day to fix a problem they want to throw at you. I think there's something about the energy in your body that tells your horse you don't have all day to work on a problem. Once you take that out the equation, horses seem to get that and stop with the BS.

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post #15 of 15 Old 11-30-2012, 09:32 PM
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I, too, was going to recommend the one rein stop. They're the best thing that ever happened when you have a "gogogo" horse. I worked with a clinician and he told me I would need to do ten thousand one rein stops with my girl, and we probably did more than that! It worked amazingly, slowed her down, softened her neck and got her thinking. But it took a huge amount of time. And it gets old after five thousand but it can't be beat!
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