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post #1 of 5 Old 03-19-2011, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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no respect?

I have had my soon to be 6 yr old qh gelding for almost 2 years now, a great horse and very calm. When riding him solo he will balk quite often or where he doesn;t want to go. Eventually I get to move out but it is very annoying. He also does this while leading him and I am having to hand walk him because of a bowed tendon. He just freezes up and won;t move, usually away from the barn. Wasn't too bad a month ago when I started but he is getting worse. I try turning him back and forth and did some circles yesterday but that can't be good for his bow. Using the rope on his rump to annoy him used to work but even that isn't doing it now.

I think I should be using a whip but need to know the proper way to use it in this situation. Thank you so much for any help.
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-19-2011, 09:53 AM
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As you're walking beside him and he balks, stay facing forwards but reach back with your arm and tap him on the rump/hind end area with the whip. It worked for our filly in about a day.

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yes that used to work but he is being more stubborn now, I mean sometimes it works but not when he gets it in his mind he is not moving. I slapped him like that on the rump a couple days ago and he threw his ears back and brought his muzzle at me like he wanted to bite me. That is why I think I have no respect right now, and certaninly it is not his fault. I just want to make sure whatever i do helps and doesn't make things worse. thanks..
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He has a bowed tendon? That means that you don't want him to jump suddenly forward, right? or move sideways, right? That makes it harder to discipline him. Can you back him up? Could you try backing him when he balks? It's harder for a horse to back than to go forward, so perhaps you could back him a bit, then offer him the choice of walking forward again.
Backing is also a way of dominating a horse.
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Funny you mention that Tinyliny, I found a you tube where you back the horse using a whip...well I am so happy to report that it WORKED! I am so happy I finally won the battle. Thank you for posting. happy happy....
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