Originally Posted by Muppetgirl
I wouldn't chase a horse that's spent most of its life wild that's only been in your yard for a week 'into the ground' or 'on a quad'......good way to injure the horse or yourself. JMO. But, whatever you sound like you had your answer before you even asked.
I wasn't implying I was going to use the quad, just throwing it out there for others skimming the thread. I only use the quad on horses that know befter but need to be reprimanded before it becomes habit. But, as soon as he knows that he better stand while I catch him, you better believe I will work his tail off or push him around with the quad and make him wish he would have just been caught in the first place. Usually, if I have to work a horse for not being caught, I try to give them a pretty easy day. It works really well, and all my horses run willingly to the quad, or come when called when I'm on foot.
I wasn't asking how to train my horses to be caught, I can walk up to any of the 6-9 in my pasture (depending who's here) and halter any one of them without incident.
But, I wasn't sure if mustangs had a greater tendency to throw respect training out the window as soon as they left the pen, which one kind user told me that he might. In that case, he'll be staying along in the round pen for a while longer.
Like I've said, I've trained more AQHA and APHA performance horses than I care to rehash, but mustangs are a bit new. Posted via Mobile Device