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post #11 of 17 Old 02-01-2013, 11:26 PM
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A crop is too short for my liking. A training whip will reach "back" w/o you ever having to move your feet - and you only need to barely moving your left hand/arm position. Just keep the whip at whatever length it needs to be to tap him using your left hand. He will move back into hand, unless he is dead to the world..in which case, tap harder. :)

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post #12 of 17 Old 02-01-2013, 11:37 PM
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A good, stiff training rope halter, with nose knots and a knot at the poll, will also do wonders for a horse like that. When he stops, give him a good, quick jerk to the side or up, to engage the nose knots, and he will soon figure out that when he balks, he gets a pain on his nose. Since he just started this act, I would start with that before I started having to carry a longe whip around with me everywhere I went.
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post #13 of 17 Old 02-01-2013, 11:38 PM
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I hate to say this because I know alot would not agree.......when I take my horses out for a walk (leading) I will stop and let them eat the grass because even in the summer there isn't much grass around in the pastures......but then again even when I'm riding my mare who is short, if she can reach it and grab a bite while riding I let her, she has never stopped to eat either while I've been riding (she's going to be 11 this year too).....
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post #14 of 17 Old 02-02-2013, 12:17 AM
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I hate to say this because I know alot would not agree.......when I take my horses out for a walk (leading) I will stop and let them eat the grass because even in the summer there isn't much grass around in the pastures......but then again even when I'm riding my mare who is short, if she can reach it and grab a bite while riding I let her, she has never stopped to eat either while I've been riding (she's going to be 11 this year too).....
I will let mine graze as well but only when I allow it. I will usually say ok, but they are not to pull there head down on me.
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post #15 of 17 Old 02-02-2013, 12:23 AM
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I will let mine graze as well but only when I allow it. I will usually say ok, but they are not to pull there head down on me.
Yes it is only when I allow mine to graze also and not pulling or they get a yank.....glad to hear I'm not the only one that allows grazing LOL it's a treat for them to go for a walk and get some nice grass.....
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post #16 of 17 Old 02-02-2013, 01:02 AM
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Depends on the situation.

If we are just meandering around on the trails and through the fields, I allow my horses to snatch a nibble as long as they keep their feet moving. I figure if I am enjoying myself it's only fair that my companion gets to enjoy as well.

However, if we are working on patterns or any type of schooling in the field, the mood is different and they learn to concentrate on the job at hand. Once the lesson is over, I'll sometimes stop and dismount and let them nibble a bit as a little reward for a job well done.

I'm all for rewards!

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post #17 of 17 Old 02-02-2013, 08:51 AM
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Depends on the situation.

If we are just meandering around on the trails and through the fields, I allow my horses to snatch a nibble as long as they keep their feet moving. I figure if I am enjoying myself it's only fair that my companion gets to enjoy as well.

However, if we are working on patterns or any type of schooling in the field, the mood is different and they learn to concentrate on the job at hand. Once the lesson is over, I'll sometimes stop and dismount and let them nibble a bit as a little reward for a job well done.

I'm all for rewards!
When you do the kind of trails I do, that becomes a very annoying, and even dangerous habit for a horse to form. The horse eventually becomes so focused on the next grab of grass that he doesn't watch well enough where he places his feet and stumbling becomes a problem. You don't want a horse stumbling off some of the trails I ride. My dad has a QH that will not feed at all for any reason when he has on a bridle. You can let him loose for hours in a pasture knee high in grass and he will not take a bite until you remove the bridle. That's what I want.
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