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    08-26-2012, 10:45 AM
Green Broke

Not sure if there is another thread on this as mt phone won't let me check buuut here we go :).
So I am leasing a quarter horse mare who is turning into oir do everything girl haha. She is so calm and willing its awesome. Well monday they broighr home a like 14-14.1 hand paint pony gelding. He was scared at first so they gave him a few days to calm down so by Thursday they were wanting to start messing with him. Now thia boy is for her 9 ur old beginner so she is undeestandablly nervous and wants to be completely sure he will be good. So she asked me to pony him off hick on the trail to see how he is. He was great except that he was really pushy and wanting to fight ahead so I'd make hick push him back over ( she gave him quite the pissy look haha) and would hold him firmly till he slowed down and put him where I wanted then released and rubbed his forehead . Did I handle it right? I did havw a rope halter and he is pretty hard headed lol but was just wondering if I handled it ok.
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    08-26-2012, 11:30 AM
You're a bit nicer than I am!! I have been ponying my new little Pintaloosa the past week to help get her used to where she will be ridden the most. My main girl, Indie IS a bit of a kicker, although I am very firm and always able to catch her before hand, I went ahead and let her land a solid warning swing at the new girl when said newbie decided to march on ahead Been well behaved since.

I find that using the lead horses to help put the others in their place is a pretty useful tool, specially when said lead horse listens loyally to you.
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    08-26-2012, 12:09 PM
Green Broke
Yeah hick is in no way mean haha my trainers big barrel mare was tied next to her at a race and kept shoving her butt into hick and trying to kick her and hick just looked at me like moooom help me haha. He did get a good pop when he tried to bite my leg though as he has a history pf biting apparently.
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