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post #11 of 21 Old 08-10-2008, 08:59 PM
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Only if he goes back all the time (even in riding) Like she said, he may have just had a bad day.

Note: I have caught many horses with the swing leadrope way, and I dont think any should get scared if they trust you

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post #12 of 21 Old 08-10-2008, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Only if he goes back all the time (even in riding) Like she said, he may have just had a bad day.

Note: I have caught many horses with the swing leadrope way, and I dont think any should get scared if they trust you
I believe he trusts me cause there are so many things that I can do to him that others couldn't....
The more I think on it the more buddy sour he is.

Would riding in the pasture with Hannah be a good idea? Maybe that will let him realize that he'll be with her and slowly work out way farther away from her

When I"m on him or doing stuff with him he's fine...he doesn't try to go to see Hannah...it's JUST when I try to take him out of the pasture.
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I give my horse a treat each and every time I catch him, each and every time I unbridle him after a ride, and each and every time I let him go--those are his only three treats of the day. Treats used judiciously are fine.

That said, I'd either quietly walk him down, or use the lead rope and make him trot or canter until he begs to be caught. How long do you do it before giving up? You've got to be willing to pick one method and stick with it until it works to train him--if you bounce around to 2 or 3 different things, he doesn't learn that you mean it.
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Normally I'll keep at it until he gives up, but on Thursday I had friends that came to see him so I was kinda in a hurry to get him....and on Saturday my dad was with me and he was yelling at me and so on to "do this" and "do that"

I'm doing lots of groundwork with him and lots of bonding time. I sat on the porch while I let him graze so I'm trying to get him to realize that just being with me isn't just work

I'll see how he's doing next time I go out to see him. I'm probably just giong to do some groundwork with him in field. I'll stuff my pockets full of treats for when he does a good job and I'll see if I can get him to come, and so on with no problems
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If you can't take the time to wait him out, you won't have much success. Tell your frieds and your dad to take a seat on the porch until you catch your horse. I know you can't, reallly--I doubt I could have at your age. But honestly...you've got to be patient to train a horse.

Why not just catch him with treats?
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I've been trying to, but I only started it yesterday thinking that it was just a couple day thing. I'm hoping also that if he realized that each time I come he'll get a treat he'll actually meet me at the gate or walk to me.

But what is confusing me is why he all of a sudden started it...

Yesterday he stayed fine when I went to get him. I had a treat in my hand, and he approached me a bit, then he went fine
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Do whatever you can and whatever works best. all the advice stated here is good. take your pick, or try all of them, but stick to ONE that works best.
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I think I'm going to stick with the treats at the moment since I have beeen doing that the longest...I'll give that 2-3 weeks...and if there is no improvement I'll slowly adjust to another suggestion
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UPDATE:
Well Sonny actually walked up to me BEFORE I opened the gate. He listened alot better and minded. He got a treat since he came and one after I put the halter on. I don't know if he came to see me or just to get out to see his girlfriend but still...he came
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post #20 of 21 Old 08-12-2008, 04:04 PM
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Sounds good! Is that the only time you're giving him treats?
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