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    11-17-2010, 02:46 PM
Originally Posted by Xhex428    
Thank you for the link! I will check it out as soon as I am done responding to everybodies suggestions!
I just checked out this link. I am going to try this with Xhex tonight when I go to the barn!
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    11-17-2010, 08:55 PM
Originally Posted by apachiedragon    
AnitaAnne, if you pop with two crops at once, how do you have a hand left over for the reins? What if the horse decides to lunge forward or give a big buck? I think that sounds a bit risky.
Um, I do not let go of the reins when I hold a whip...I ride direct rein, the rein & the whip are held in the hand. So instead of one hand with one rein & one whip & one hand with one rein, both hands have one rein & one whip. Really it is not hard at all.

I have found that horses will kick out like a buck with one whip, but not two.

I am not talking whipping the horse, just a POP behind the leg. The whip is held across the leg, and the action bends the whip across the leg & then pops them right behind where the heel indicates the action.

The plastic bag, yeah that can be a bit "exciting" but the double whip just tells them you mean business. It is just used a time or two to get the horse to understand the cue to go forward.
    11-17-2010, 09:13 PM
Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
I agree with everything EXCEPT what I bolded. This is really poor advice unless your goal is to have a horse that you can't ride and a trip to the hospital. Does anyone really believe that whipping a horse with a crop in each hand is a good idea? It sounds pretty stupid to me.

Um, I did not say whipping...just a POP across my own leg...see my response to the other person. And yes, it is very good idea for capable rider to use. Very effective, not like someone repeatedly kicking a horse & then using spurs and still not getting the horse to understand...

It is just to wake the horse up & get them to understand the cue for forward. This is a little something I had to use on a very dominant horse that will buck & kick out when kicked or corrected. I used two whips maybe twice to get him to understand what I wanted. Once he understood, he would go forward with tiny touch of the heel. Now he is so forward it is amazing! I rarely even use my heels at all.

Of course, one should definitely not try these methods if they are afraid, my methods usually do reguire a fairly experienced, confident rider
    11-18-2010, 06:22 PM

I just got back from the barn. Xhex did AMAZING!
I had my sister help me work with her in the roundpen last night. It took quite awhile before we got join up with her. And today when I went to ride, I had my sister hop on her first to see how she would do since my sister hasn't rode her for awhile. She did great. So I got on to see what she would do with me. She was an angel! She did everything I asked her to. I didn't have to use the crop once!
I am so proud of my pony!
    11-18-2010, 07:01 PM
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Wonderful! I hope she keeps moving in that direction!
    11-19-2010, 09:42 AM
Originally Posted by apachiedragon    
Wonderful! I hope she keeps moving in that direction!
Me too! We'll see how she does today when I go out to ride her!
    02-01-2011, 02:17 AM
I am glad the join up techinic worked for yall :) hope she keeps moving in the right direction keep us posted :)

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