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post #11 of 13 Old 11-19-2012, 08:18 PM
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Click on the episode guide and watch the colt starting 1 and2 . It was with a wild mustang...This is very good..watch it and you will have some great moves with halter training and introducing different things touching him. I agree use a rope halter.
I have to say... This method has been a huge huge help to me. This and the magical rope halter.

This really is a respect issue and needs to be resolved sooner than latere. I wish you luck!

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I lease a horse who has learned that trick. He used to do it when I was taking him out of the field, away from his dear mare friends. He no longer does that, but he still does it when loading him into a trailer.

The thing is, I have to have his thought WITH me every second of the time I am leading him, or loading him into the trailer. He is quick as greased lightening. He can go from following along, to a break away, ripping the rope right through my hands, in a second flat.

Using a rope halter helps, and having the ground work done, and redone, and reminded and reminded, every time I lead him, keeps him on his toes and thinking about following me. I also watch his eyes. The instant I see him looking away, I am giving him a bit of a jiggle of the rope to get his attention back where it belongs.

Your hrose is a baby. He cannot be expected to NOT have some issues. You should expect them and work to teach him otherwise. My horse knows he should not barge away, and only does this if he can get outside of my attention.
A baby will not necessarily KNOW what he is supposed to do .

And, I agree that him not having outdoor grazing time must make him just crazy to get out there and run free. That sets up a difficult dynamic as it is.
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I agree needs respect work and desensitizing. I too don't own a round pen I find like a corner area to start teaching them to lunge at first that way they can figure out what I want. All my horses can lunge on a line in a open area with no round pen. Have you ever started a young horse before? There a lot to learn to do it well. Maybe you can find a trainer who can also give you training lessons. You might get youself a rope halter, make sure you look into how to knot it correctly. This can give you more control. Need to start petting him, brushing him, leading, picking up his feet, teaching back up and woah. Just work on one thing at a time. Definitely start off with the lead manners. When he consistently performs correctly with what you taught him then you can start applying something new.

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