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.
I love training young horses.
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