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    06-06-2012, 09:56 AM
  #1
Foal
She forgot what whoa means!

My main barrel horse lately has forgotten what WHOA means. So I am not letting her even put a eye on a barrel until she is refreshed and stopping. She rides in a 3 piece argentine snaffle and runs in it to. I also put some training forks on her when we jog barrels and when we are doing refresh courses. Yesterday was horrible! After she didn't want to stop when I was walking the pattern and stopping at the barrels she just tried to keep walking. So I took her and we were doing rollbacks in the roundpen at a trot and lope then I took her out an loped to a fence and asked her to stop.. She just started walking till she hit the fence when I asked her to stop. Also, on the ground she won't back up for nothing. I push and grab her chest, pull on the lead, I stand in front of her and wiggle the lead , bump it. She never backs!!!!
     
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    06-06-2012, 10:18 AM
  #2
Weanling
She may need groundwork to be reminded what whoa is. Sometimes horses do need to be refreshened. Although, I can't really help with the backing issue.
     
    06-06-2012, 10:23 AM
  #3
Foal
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Originally Posted by BubblesBlue    
She may need groundwork to be reminded what whoa is. Sometimes horses do need to be refreshened. Although, I can't really help with the backing issue.
Yeah, I thin I've decided to do nothing but 20-30 mins of ground work for the rest of the week and until she gets reminded. What should I do to teach her woah on the ground though?
     
    06-06-2012, 10:28 AM
  #4
Yearling
Ask her to back. Little pressure, wiggle the rope, wiggle the rope harder, smack her in the chest with it, keep doing it harder each time till she moves. Possibly use a short whip. Usually works sometimes gotta do it pretty hard.

My gelding doesn't like to stop pretty often. I'll get him to stop, if he tries to go forward a I back him about 6 steps, he caught on so usually he will just stand.
I agree with above, though needs ground work.

If put her in the round pen, work her, ask her to whoa, if she doesn't I'll then push them harder. Then after they seem kind of tired I'll ask again, to whoa. Usually by then they are tired and will do it. But eventually they just whoa when I tell them, cause its that or harder work.
     
    06-06-2012, 10:34 AM
  #5
Foal
Oh okay. Should I put a regular snaffle on her to wrk with her or just a my argentine snaffle?
     
    06-06-2012, 11:17 AM
  #6
Weanling
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Originally Posted by GutsNGrits    
Oh okay. Should I put a regular snaffle on her to wrk with her or just a my argentine snaffle?

I would put her in a open ring snaffle(personal pref) and put her in a round pen if you have one and start her at a walk and ask for the whoa verbally while applying pressure with the reins. If she doesnt stop or is trying to push through apply more pressure and try and get her to break at the poll. Stopping isnt something you want to ask and not get the desired results. To me stopping is one of the first thing I teach after putting a horse under saddle. You can teach it from the ground or in saddle. I like to do it under saddle after teaching the verbal cue on the ground. Now I would walk her straight towards a side of your pen and ask whoa when the horse is nearing the edge while applying the reins. Gradually apply more pressure to get the stop, some horses at first take more than others, the instant you get those feet still RELEASE the pressure. This can take a few days to get it to where they are doing it really well but I find this method of riding into a wall giving them a visual reason for stopping really help to teach your cues to be applied anywhere you want to stop.
     
    06-06-2012, 12:31 PM
  #7
Foal
Ok so I rode and I was just walking and trotting and circles and stopping and backing and then I would let her relax.. & now when I try to stop she sticks her head up in the air .. She stopped perfect on the ground at each gait. She still wouldn't back.. I tried EVERYTHING! She backed when I was on her though. She hesitated a lot though. I rode her in a O ring snaffle!
     
    06-06-2012, 12:54 PM
  #8
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by GutsNGrits    
Ok so I rode and I was just walking and trotting and circles and stopping and backing and then I would let her relax.. & now when I try to stop she sticks her head up in the air .. She stopped perfect on the ground at each gait. She still wouldn't back.. I tried EVERYTHING! She backed when I was on her though. She hesitated a lot though. I rode her in a O ring snaffle!
Try backing her with a crop in hand to tap her chest when she doesnt move when asked.
     
    06-06-2012, 12:56 PM
  #9
Trained
A lot of times when a horse starts not wanting to stop it is either back or hocks. I would have the horse checked and see if they are out.
     
    06-06-2012, 01:26 PM
  #10
mls
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by GutsNGrits    
now when I try to stop she sticks her head up in the air .. She stopped perfect on the ground at each gait. She still wouldn't back.. I tried EVERYTHING!
What changed? It sounds as though she is in pain or at least sore.
     

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