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post #1 of 15 Old 07-29-2010, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with horse that likes to follow people

My horse likes to follow other people or horses only. I think the people I got him from lead him around while the kids were riding him. So now he won't listen to the rider, he only listens/follows the horse or person in front of him. How do I get him to listen to me.

I have no problem taking control of him while I'm riding him, its just he is very stubborn about wanting to follow people.
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post #2 of 15 Old 07-29-2010, 09:28 PM
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Ride by yourself until he gets the idea?

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post #3 of 15 Old 07-29-2010, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Ride by yourself until he gets the idea?
He doesn't really move or listen when I'm by myself. No matter how hard I kick him to go.
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post #4 of 15 Old 07-29-2010, 11:43 PM
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No is not an option and movement is always achievable. If he refuses to move forward, then crank his nose to your knee and make him turn circles. Use your reins or a crop, but establish that FORWARD means FORWARD.



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post #5 of 15 Old 07-30-2010, 01:18 AM
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No is not an option and movement is always achievable. If he refuses to move forward, then crank his nose to your knee and make him turn circles. Use your reins or a crop, but establish that FORWARD means FORWARD.
Yup! It might take work and patience and consistency but you'll get there :)



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post #6 of 15 Old 07-30-2010, 02:54 AM
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Jynx made a kind of sissy buck there MM. :P

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post #7 of 15 Old 07-30-2010, 03:08 AM
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How much forward movement can you get from the ground? Do you do any groundwork besides leading/him following?
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post #8 of 15 Old 07-30-2010, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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I can get him to move forward a little bit, but his movement is slow. It just takes a lot of work. I have been working with him for quite a long time now.

If somebody runs in front of him, he will obey and run (only as fast as the person running in front of him!)

Yes I do some ground work. He listens to you perfectly on ground work. But once you get on him, he does not listen.

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post #9 of 15 Old 07-30-2010, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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just movin it up to the top! Need some answers.

Also do you think I just need to sell him as a horse that little kids can ride while an adult is in front leading him.
If so how much do you think I could get for him?
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post #10 of 15 Old 07-30-2010, 04:21 PM
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You could try leading him from the fence so that he sees that you are up higher and still can make him walk forward...
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