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post #21 of 26 Old 03-18-2008, 06:23 PM
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I normally am against smacking a horse on the nose or anywhere on the face but if he doesnt get the clue or disrespects your direction in general, he needs to get a good smack.
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post #22 of 26 Old 03-18-2008, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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I try not to smack also. I have just been sticking my knee or elbow out if I know he is coming my way...he runs into it, I don't throw it at him. I try to be as easy on him as I can and work my way up from there. He tends to take a lot of "pressure" generally speaking before he finally gets the picture, then he is easy as pie!
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post #23 of 26 Old 03-19-2008, 09:48 AM
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Ugh NH and non NH.


To each is own.

Nh might and might not work

Im reading this and I see "Smack him" "Don't smack him" "Smack him" "Don't smack him".
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post #24 of 26 Old 03-19-2008, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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It is interesting sometimes, like watching a tennis match! Personally, I try to handle situations in the easiest, non-aggressive way possible FIRST...then I get progressively harder as needed.

Unfortunately, my guy needs me to get stern often in order to understand/listen to what I am saying. Much like the second and third graders I teach!
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post #25 of 26 Old 03-19-2008, 12:05 PM
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You know it's a valid point. It is so difficult to give some good advice because each rider as well as each horse is so different from the next. We all have our ways to deal with each horse differently.

You should always try the more horsemanship like ways of teaching a horse manners. If that doesn't work you have to re-evaluate the situation as to why he isn't responding and go from there as to the next plan.

Everyone on this site is so very well minded in wanting to give advice and help out their fellow forumers.

We need to take in all the advices given and take out and use the ideas that will best suit that particular horse.
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post #26 of 26 Old 03-19-2008, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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I agree 100%, and that is what I do! My objective in asking a question is to hear many different ways of getting from point A to point B. When I read them, I can usually disregard 50% of the suggestions because I know beyond a doubt they won't work with MY horse (although they worked perfectly for someone else's).
From there, I take the ones I feel WILL work and try them out!

I would like to add that I am so glad to be part of a forum where people are happy to give SO MUCH great advice! I have learned a lot in the little time I have been here!
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