Whose Horses have or have had lunging vices, like charging, bolting, dragging away, coming in, swinging there buts in/out, Not moving, ignoring aids, stopping ect.?
I know these are mainly all fear, lack of training, a horses veiw on his trainer/owner/etc. But what did you do to combat them??
My first horse Red would charge me, stop every half lap, I was so fed up with him and couldn't understand what I was doing wrong that I would cry burst into tears, scream yell, and he'd just stand there and look at me like ,are you done yet?
I got out a trainer, and all I had to do was move2 inches behind his shoulder, that's like crossing my feet over, and swing my rope away, and viola he would charge away, and as long as a stayed behind him in the "driving zone" he would continue on, now I can play games with him, like increasing/decreasing the pressure and getting him to move in/out, increasing the speed of his walk/trot canter, without having to get violent, get whips all that stuff..
Now I have a new horse, who I think I am using too much pressure on because I am used to Red begin the horse who is always arguing to be the dominant horse, and now I have Shadow who is looking for his boss, then being told off to harshly, I think that's my problem + the fact he has been abused on a long line.
Does anyone have any tips, trainers or advice on what to do with him?
People have said get your leading and pressure releases down pat, desensitize him to ropes and things liek that, I've been doing this since I got him in august, not that long ago, but we aren't making a big move in to the lunging well.
He was tied in a rainforest for months with a chain around his neck about 30 ft long, I guess that is similar to being lunged, and he tries to drag me away, get himself back to his "safe zone" his paddock and his buddies, I've worked him in the paddock, then he will actually just take of at top speed, sometimes not sometimes yes..
Anyone have tips to combat the bolting, and the pulling side ways, then spinning his rump towards me, it's dangerous, I know I should get a trainer before we way get injured, but, has anyone else experienced this? And what steps did you take to combat the issue?
Sorry for the massive post again!
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Last edited by Savvy Debonair; 10-07-2011 at 03:53 AM.