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post #21 of 24 Old 08-24-2010, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Solon View Post
Best bit? Better training. Go back to ground work. Get the horse to respond to cues and commands.

My horse does know how to stop. Sometimes he is a bit of the "in a few more steps" frame of mind. Learned some new techniques in a lesson yesterday and yes indeed my horse was hunting the stop. No equipment change necessary!

Basic go and stop.
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post #22 of 24 Old 08-24-2010, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone!

Thanks again for all the opinions and input. I tried him in a mechanical 'english' hacakmore this morning and he was a different horse! He was responsive, polite, and so much more relaxed!

I think his past has made bits a thing of discomfort and he tries to get away from it all the time. We still have tons of work to do, but I think this may have been a really good step for him. We will probably revisit bits when he is well schooled and happy.
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post #23 of 24 Old 08-24-2010, 07:54 PM
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It sounds like you really need to revisit the training part rather than the bits so much. But good luck to you.

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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post #24 of 24 Old 08-24-2010, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by EasyintheSaddle View Post
Thanks everyone for you input-

Myboypuck- I used the pulley rein today! This horse was hauling!! I rode it out until I felt like it was no longer safe to do so.

Silly question. If you already know the pulley rein, why didn't you use it instead of bailing out?

You just have to see your don't have to like it.
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