Restarting Sam... - Page 4

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Restarting Sam...

This is a discussion on Restarting Sam... within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

Like Tree58Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-14-2013, 03:04 PM
Ha! I'm looking forward to a picture of that one. I thought about doing a different face in each corner but don't want to freak my horses out too much.
Sponsored Links
    03-21-2013, 02:49 PM
Been a while for an update, been super busy with thes start of show season!
Sam has discovered that he's pretty good at grond work an he enjoyes a 'good boy' and a good scratch when he does something right. He's now doing well with the tarp but he's still horified at the sight of a saddle so we're working on that. He approaced me in the paddock last night to catch him. I nearly cried.

Samantha has progressed nicely. I'll be riding her pretty soon. She also really likes to do things right and it has made her brave and wililng to face things because she knows a 'good girl' is coming.

Typical of arabains, these two are highly motivated by their success and now that the target for success is prety small and tolerates no spooking or other silly behavior, they are 'aiming' well and putting aside their tendency to be spookyand stupid for a success.
    03-25-2013, 10:36 PM
Training delayed on account of nasty weather and laryngitis. :( Hopefully back at it tomorrow.
    03-26-2013, 09:35 AM
Green Broke
Sorry to hear about the sickness and hope you get well soon...

Glad to read they are showing improvements and a boosting you when he came to you.
    03-26-2013, 09:11 PM
Sam had a close to 2 hour session today and we really got somewhere. Of course when I was done, I didn't have time to do Samantha too, so she will have hers tomorrow. Sam is flinchy and weird about everything so I threw a bunch of things his direction so he would have to decide what he was scared off.
I completely saddled him probably 15 times in between tarp work, lunging, ground work and anything else I could think of and he did really well. He was goofy and stupid the first time I put the saddle on him and he got better with every saddling.

I decided (2 hours later) that when I put the saddle on his back, he let out his breath, dropped his head and licked his lips, while standing on a blowing tarp...we were done :)
    03-26-2013, 09:26 PM
Oh good, I'm so glad to hear that Sam is making such great progress!
    03-29-2013, 10:44 PM
So things don't always go as planned. My plan was to work them over obstacles but the wind was making stuff fly everywhere...totally miserable to be in the sand. So we had a date with the tarp monster in the grassy field. It was super fun.

It's a measure of control and respect when a horse will lunge at the walk past a scary object in stead of running past or jumping on it and they both accomplished this. Sam, bless his heart wore the tarp as a scarf at one point unintentionally. Although, to his credit he snorted but did not spook or run off. He did look at me with a "get this off me or I'm going to wet myself" look but none of his spooking or bolting nonsense.
EquineBovine and Farmchic like this.
    04-21-2013, 11:18 AM
It's been a while...
Samantha is doing GREAT. She's under saddle and doing well. She will go home in about 3 weeks and the owner is bring me another of her Arabs.

Sam has hit a road block. He's terrified for anything to touch his hips while mounting or leaning over the saddle. It's a very odd fear. I can't even imagine what happened to him but it was BAD, what ever it was. So we're working mounting one slow tedious step at a time. He's at the point that my assistant can put weight in the stirrup, pull herself over the saddle and lay on him (while I have him on a halter and lead). We're working on getting him okay with her touching his hips while she's up there, tapping him with her foot etc.
EquineBovine likes this.
    04-23-2013, 11:04 PM
Awesome thread. So happy about Samantha. With Sam, could it be pain? Hs his back been checked?
    04-23-2013, 11:32 PM
Great thread. Following to see how things go with sam. It's great that samantha has progressed so nicely.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tips for restarting jumping after a break? GoldenPromises Jumping 1 09-15-2011 10:18 AM
Restarting ex racing arab lizzie802 Horse Training 0 07-19-2011 02:02 AM
Restarting Older Horse? wordstoasong Horse Training 0 05-02-2011 11:33 AM
Restarting the older horse... what would you do?? dominoschica Horse Training 9 09-13-2009 07:35 PM
restarting lessons after a loong gap clausti Horse Riding 1 12-16-2008 09:50 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0