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    07-29-2010, 09:25 PM
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Foal
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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    07-29-2010, 09:28 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Ride by yourself until he gets the idea?
     
    07-29-2010, 09:32 PM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
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.
     
    07-29-2010, 11:43 PM
  #4
Green Broke
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.


     
    07-30-2010, 01:18 AM
  #5
Yearling
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Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
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 :)
     
    07-30-2010, 02:54 AM
  #6
Yearling
Jynx made a kind of sissy buck there MM. :P
     
    07-30-2010, 03:08 AM
  #7
Started
How much forward movement can you get from the ground? Do you do any groundwork besides leading/him following?
     
    07-30-2010, 08:50 AM
  #8
Foal
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.
     
    07-30-2010, 11:03 AM
  #9
Foal
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?
     
    07-30-2010, 04:21 PM
  #10
Weanling
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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