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post #1 of 13 Old 06-05-2010, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation My horse keeps running away!!

So when I put her out in the pasture I can't get the lead rope off her before she runs! Im quite little (5'3", weighs just over 100 lbs 16 yo girl with not much muscle) I can't hold on to her! And now after her doing this a couple times im a little rattled. How do I get her to stop running?
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post #2 of 13 Old 06-05-2010, 07:41 PM
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Oh my mare was literally dangerous in the field but with help from the guys here myy mom can even let her out and that was not long ago i couldnt.

Iused to attach a long line to her head collar and i ask her to stand nicely if she tries to run make her work! re peat this until she learns it is easier to just wait.
Also dont let her off immediately maybe pick up her feet or back her up a few steps etc just so she knows your still in charge at that point.

It doesnt take long until they just figure it out.

I also evaluated her ground manners in generalshe had gotten bargy but i was used to it so i didnt care. However i worked on these to now i actually can lead my horse!!

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post #3 of 13 Old 06-05-2010, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Well the thing is I get out of the barn and into the pasture and I walk her in a few circles then she just takes off with the lead line still on her.
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post #4 of 13 Old 06-05-2010, 08:19 PM
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Maybe you could take her into the pasture then lead her out again, then back into the pasture until you want to let her go, keeping her guessing.
Or you could try taking her to the pasture then tie her to one of the fence posts for a few min. then let her go.
Or maybe take a bucket of oats or someother treat out with you that she only gets after you have removed the lead (and halter if that's what you do, I know some people keep halters on their horses in the pasture). Then she has a good bride to stay with you instead of running off.
Just some ideas for inspiration.
Good luck and hope this gets better for you.
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post #5 of 13 Old 06-05-2010, 08:33 PM
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I would work her and ride her until she is extremely tired and calm and then when you are going to let her go, face her backwards and take off her halter. I don't know if this helps, but it worked for me...

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post #6 of 13 Old 06-05-2010, 09:41 PM
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In this case, I strongly suggest a chain - not so much because the horse needs it, but because it's quite simply your size that's the problem. Most suggestions won't help you because if you're that small, she's just going to drag you anywhere she pleases. If she refuses to respect you, I'd get a chain over/under her nose and gave her a few good pops with it to remind her she NEEDS to pay attention to you.

Regardless of size however, you absolutely need to master the power of leverage. There is no such thing as wrestling down a 1000 pound animals regardless of HOW much you weight - it may be slightly harder for a horse to pull my 200 pounds around, but trust me, I am nothing when it comes to brute strength. For smaller people, it's even more important that you master leverage because I can use my weight to throw a horse off balance but you small people don't even have that.

A horse with it's nose tipped towards you has no power - end of story. If I am lunging a strong horse, all I do is drop back and draw the line across my hip - it plants my weight, and the minute you force that nose towards you, they lose their power. The same goes for leading - when all else fails, stand at the ribcage, crank the nose to your arm and spin circles with her. I often keep my other hand on the hip to ensure I have a steady place. You also have to be obviously quick on your feet which is why I suggested a chain initially - if you don't know how to use this method, you can get tossed sky high and I've seen it happened.

Do your best to practice some leverage work, but to escape danger right now, I'd suggest putting some bite onto her nose and making her listen to you.

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post #7 of 13 Old 06-05-2010, 10:21 PM
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Regardless of size however, you absolutely need to master the power of leverage.
Until she learns to behave, keep her on a very short lead, too. As MacabreMikolaj says, when you control the head, you control the horse.

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post #8 of 13 Old 06-06-2010, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah I put the chain on her nose, I backed her up and moved her forward and snapping it at her when she wasn't paying attention. Im going to try tipping her nose more and walk her in more circles. Thanks!
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You make it sound like she'll lead in fine, its when you make her do circles that she gets sick of circling and takes off, correct?
Can you just lead her in, immediately turn her to face the gate, remove the halter and let her go? I'm not understanding why your making her do circles, this gives her the chance and angle to bolt off because A. She can and B. She'd rather bolt off than circle dance with you, she wants to eat!

If she doesn't give you any chance at all to remove her halter before she runs off then lead her in, out, in, out, in, out until she is willing to give you a second. I however am one to walk them in un-clipping the lead as they walk threw the gate so they can boogie as they'd like.

If she is fresh from being locked in a stall for 12 hours well then, there is your problem all together but no need for me to go into my rant against stalls :)
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post #10 of 13 Old 06-06-2010, 01:32 PM
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as MacabreMikolaj said is probably what i would do. and if putting the chain over the nose then use it like a stud chain. put it under her top lip along her teeth. she'll think twice before running off then. this is what we have to do to our VERY highstrung mare who likes to rear when you trim her feet. she knows what the stud chain is and as soon as you put it on(you don't even have to apply pressure) she will stand straight still and not move a muscle lol


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