Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Western Australia.
My horse is acting a lot better now, she doesn't run away from me at all I can put the halter on to her and run circles around her, throuw ropes over her, you name it, I can neearly do it LOL.
All I can recommend is , watch your temper,keep calm but firm,think positive, and keep persisting. You will get there!
I had to try reeeeaaaally hard, and it nearly knocked me down, but I kept on trying and now I have got there.Your horse is just trying you out, to se what he/she can get away with.Remember to reward them when they do something good and correct bad behaviour.I tried so hard with my horse and now we got there, I stood in the rain for about 1 hour just getting her to obey me and lunging her whenever she disbeyed me.My horse knew I wasn't going anywhere.
Yeah, but like say she won't stand still when you have asked her to, when she stands-praise her. When she just walks through your commands and walks all over you, then straight away without hesitation, start lunging her around and around then try again. NEVER GIVE UP! It was really just persistence that got me and georgie through it.
I wish you all the best and get back to me of you need more help, and to tell me how you and your horse are going.
All the best.
No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.