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post #1 of 20 Old 01-28-2008, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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New Horse: Advice?

Yesterday I completed the trade for a 6 year old Reg. Paint mare (They took my preg. grade pony mare). The Paint has no manners and can't grasp the concept of "my space, your space." Walking her from the round pen to the barn last night was a nightmare. I had to push on her neck the entire time to keep her off of me. This afternoon we are starting in on her ground work (free longing, walking in hand, the basics) Does any one have any advice on other things to try?
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post #2 of 20 Old 01-28-2008, 07:34 AM
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I'd recommend Clinton Anderson "Gaining Respect on Ground" (1st part).
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post #3 of 20 Old 01-28-2008, 09:38 AM
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She may have just been nerved up from the change in location/handler. Give her a few weeks and do the ground work you stated and let us know how she goes. Clinton Anderson does a great job on gaining respect training too.
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post #4 of 20 Old 01-28-2008, 10:24 AM
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Try a chain lead. Thats what i did with my pony.
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post #5 of 20 Old 01-28-2008, 08:40 PM
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I'd recommend Clinton Anderson "Gaining Respect on Ground" (1st part).

Absolutely agree!! I just got my first horse. The CA "Gaining Respect" part I series is excellent. You will soon have a respectful, willing horse and it's not hard at ALL.

Why would you use a chain?!!! :( Get the horse to use his BRAIN....to think first. And you'll have a kind respectful horse. Good luck!
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post #6 of 20 Old 01-28-2008, 08:50 PM
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Try a chain lead. Thats what i did with my pony.
im really sorry but im tired of hearing that a lot of peoples answers to things revolve around unnatural devices. they simply arent needed and the sooner people realise we dont have to bully our horses into doing things the better off we will be. it comes down to speaking your horses language and working with what he understands.

to the OP, groundwork and building respect will help see you through the problems. whether it be clinton anderson, frank bell, pat parelli or any number of other credible horsemen, you will find the techniques you will learn enable you to get maximum result from your horse without using any mechanical/unnatural devices and clinton anderson is very easy on the eyes so it makes it all the more enjoyable lol

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post #7 of 20 Old 01-28-2008, 09:15 PM
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LOL jazzyrider, that he is...
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post #8 of 20 Old 01-28-2008, 09:36 PM
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Thank you for saying this jazzy!!
Yes why bully or use tons of training aids, make your horses willing to work not trying to FORCE them.

Also to throw this type of aide *the chain* can do some serious harm to any horse in a new horseman's hands. Not to be rude but gotta be careful on who and what you refer people to.


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Try a chain lead. Thats what i did with my pony.
im really sorry but im tired of hearing that a lot of peoples answers to things revolve around unnatural devices. they simply arent needed and the sooner people realise we dont have to bully our horses into doing things the better off we will be. it comes down to speaking your horses language and working with what he understands.

to the OP, groundwork and building respect will help see you through the problems. whether it be clinton anderson, frank bell, pat parelli or any number of other credible horsemen, you will find the techniques you will learn enable you to get maximum result from your horse without using any mechanical/unnatural devices and clinton anderson is very easy on the eyes so it makes it all the more enjoyable lol

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post #9 of 20 Old 01-28-2008, 09:40 PM
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LOL jazzyrider, that he is...
mmm hmmm we breed them well down here lol

horsecrazy - no worries :)

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post #10 of 20 Old 01-28-2008, 09:50 PM
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Personally I would round pen the horse to teach it that it can't get into your space without you doing something about it.

.. this has got to be my shortest post ever...


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