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post #11 of 17 Old 08-27-2008, 01:03 PM
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Re: when my horses did that and they srill some times do

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when my horses do that I scramble on and then do circles and make sure they know they are being punished
This is not telling the horse what the *expected* behavior is though.
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post #12 of 17 Old 08-27-2008, 02:48 PM
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well I kind of thought the rest was obvious but I guess I didnt say the rest what I ment was the you did the circles and then give the horse the chance to stop and then go back at it if they walk off again, or make the situation unpleasant like when they start going forward make them back up for a while. Or somthin.

yep, i probably do like my horse more than you... :P
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well I kind of thought the rest was obvious but I guess I didnt say the rest what I ment was the you did the circles and then give the horse the chance to stop and then go back at it if they walk off again, or make the situation unpleasant like when they start going forward make them back up for a while. Or somthin.
That's still not connecting the mounting and standing still requirement. To some degree that's teaching how to stop when already mounted.
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um well if you think bout it well it does your horse will find it easier to stand still when you get on I have some training experience and it has worked but it doesnt matter don't argue with me it worked for my horse and it was just a suggestion and its not a big deal don't worry about it

yep, i probably do like my horse more than you... :P
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I've had a couple horses do this with me. If they walk off, I keep my foot in the stirrup and ask them to stop, when they do so, I let them sit a couple secs, then dismount/pet. Then you repeat the process. I've found that if you get off when they are not still, they think "ohhhh if I walk off when they are trying to get on I don't get ridden right now". I also back my horses right when I get on (when they are standing still) then ask them to go forward, or sit still for a couple mins. They never associate getting on to moving forward then. I might of explained that wrong, but hopefully you can grasp it, lol.
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post #16 of 17 Old 08-27-2008, 06:20 PM
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um well if you think bout it well it does your horse will find it easier to stand still when you get on I have some training experience and it has worked but it doesnt matter don't argue with me it worked for my horse and it was just a suggestion and its not a big deal don't worry about it
and it was a suggestion born out of experience which adds validity to the approach you used especially considering it has worked for you. To me there is no question about whether or not he has learnt considering he has stopped doing it.

That's what its all about really. Different things work for different people and horses. It comes down to what works for you and while that approach may not work for everyone it may well work for someone else. Its good to have a list of 'back up' plans if one way doesnt work ;)

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post #17 of 17 Old 08-27-2008, 06:26 PM
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thanks

yep, i probably do like my horse more than you... :P
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