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    12-20-2012, 06:21 AM
  #11
Showing
A barn and another horse represent security to a horse, being a herd animal. Riders need to keep in mind how long the horse is going without feed. The longer the horse goes without putting something in it's stomach the more the barn becomes it's focus. I don't have a problem with a horse snatching grass as long as he keeps moving. Periodic breaks allows the horse to refuel.
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    12-20-2012, 03:36 PM
  #12
Weanling
Yeah, I will try pullling her nose to my foot everytime she speeds up, she knows how to flex so it won't be hard to get her to submit. She is the best show horse you could have, but if there are alot of horses in the ring and on the way out she will walksideways, faster, push, and anything to follow the horses in front of her! She listens very well, but when she reared up, our neighbors horse started running and I think it suprised her a little. The trail is up against my other neighbors fence and they have 2 horses, so she might jump a little when they come up to the fence. Another thing, is the trail leads to a huge open field. What do you think she will do the first time she goes in it? She has seen it before and acted amazed, but I don't know what she will do when we go in it!
     
    12-20-2012, 03:42 PM
  #13
Green Broke
I can't really say what your horse is going to do! I know my horse gets a little up only because she knows this is the place she really gets to run her heart out. Not out of control, but you can tell she want to move out. When I ride out my friends horses they tend to look around for deer. Other horses may try to stop for a snack. Not knowing your horse we definitely can't judge her reaction to an open field.
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    12-20-2012, 04:08 PM
  #14
Weanling
Yeah, she just kind of raised her head and looked around. Another problem we have is one mountain lion that lives around our place. We also have a timerwolf and some brush wolves. What would you do if you came across something like that on the trail??
     
    12-20-2012, 04:28 PM
  #15
Green Broke
If she still mind but just get perkier I don't see anything wrong with that. I have had many horses do that and they never misbehaved,it was actually fun when then had a bit more energy. Now if I could get that energy when leaving I would be happy.
     
    12-20-2012, 04:29 PM
  #16
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by kay56649    
yeah, she just kind of raised her head and looked around. Another problem we have is one mountain lion that lives around our place. We also have a timerwolf and some brush wolves. What would you do if you came across something like that on the trail??
I doubt if a timber wolf would be a problem but if I saw a mountain lion I would run like hell??
     
    12-20-2012, 04:33 PM
  #17
Weanling
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Originally Posted by kay56649    
yeah, she just kind of raised her head and looked around. Another problem we have is one mountain lion that lives around our place. We also have a timerwolf and some brush wolves. What would you do if you came across something like that on the trail??
I would probably scream like a little girl and wet myself! I'm assuming at this point my horse would be long gone and I'd be sitting in the dirt hoping the mountain lion or wolf hadn't noticed a thing!
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    12-20-2012, 04:50 PM
  #18
Weanling
I don't have problems with any of my six horses about going back to camp, barn, and or trailer to fast. The reason why, I feel is because during their early training if the horses ever speeds up even the slightest. I do something different than most people. I make them go faster and let them know that it is my idea. Then when we get back to the campsite, or trailer, barn etc... we keep going right pass it. Not once, not twice but however many times it takes the horse to go pass it without trying to dart in, throw a fit or speed up. As soon as I can ride pass the designated area without it being the horse’s idea to speed up, turn in or throw a fit for not turning in then we go in. This is just a part of my training and it is practiced on a regular basis until I feel they have mastered that skill. Part of being mastered I have others going on back to the house or barn while I continue to ride them. I I won't until I feel that the horse is doing exactly what I am asking. So, if the horse is trying to dart in, calling to the other horses or hesitating in anyway then we keep going up and down the lot until he knows that I am always in charge it should never be an issue. I feel this is the reason that I don't have trouble. Even if I get a new horse part of his training before we do any major trail riding is to make sure I can handle riding him up and down the road in front of the barn while the other horses are running in the lot beside us. When we have mastered this part of the training, then I feel he is ready for more intense training, or a bigger trail ride. I make sure that this is always on a loose rein. Keep in mind, if he speeds up to go home faster then I make him go even faster right passed it. Yes, at the beginning I do have to be prepared for some fits but I never give in when they are having their fits. It usually isn’t very bad because I taken my time and don’t take any short cuts in their training and they are ready for that part of the training.

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    12-20-2012, 04:52 PM
  #19
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It is not a matter of her speeding up to get home but, to make her walk faster going outward bound.
     
    12-20-2012, 05:06 PM
  #20
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
It is not a matter of her speeding up to get home but, to make her walk faster going outward bound.

In my situation it is because of a mistake I have made in the pass. A lot of my training of horses the final product is to be able to control them for speed racking classes. I use to make them stop and then have them do circles, both ways or turn them back the other way. Part of my training is that when a horse speeds up a long beside them they can't go faster until I give them their cue. I would correct them by what I just mention if they speeded up the slightest bit. Then when it was time for their speed racking training some would speed up and if I put any type of correction on them they would stop and start flexing or slowed down preparing for the next step. Now, I don't want that type of behavior from my horses. I have learned that if a horse tries to speed up and I make him go faster and he realizes its my idea and we go pass the spot where he is trying to get then he still sees me as in control. He tires quicker and he doesn't act up as much and I don't have to retrain him from my mistakes I used to make. I really think this works even better and faster than the other way. They soon learn that they will only speed up when I ask them too. I have been doing his for several years now with a lot of horses. My husband taught me this and he has been training for many, many years and is very good at it. I was afraid to do it this way at first but now it is part of my training too. It has worked for us.....We maybe just lucky
     

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