she is settleing down

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

she is settleing down

This is a discussion on she is settleing down within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        10-10-2007, 08:55 AM
    she is settleing down

    Well in my first post I was asking questions on different ways to work with my horse and some concerns I had. Here is an update as of yesterday. I have finally had the chance to get a saddle on her, she dodint try to kick or buck while putting it on or after. She was real calm the ole time. Once the saddle was on I walked her around for about 20 minutes, then I just laid over the saddle and let her walk around, smooth it was, untill I went to pull the riens then it was a bit scary. The next day I saddled her and got on for the first real ride, no bit this time, she turned great both directions, stopped, but had trouble taking off. So yesterday I saddled her again and rode her about 20 minutes, the only problem I have is getting her to take off. She wants to hold up for a few minutes. I gave her a little kick in the ribs and she turned her head to bite me. I tapped her on the nose to correct her for that and did it again this time she started walking forward. What do you do to get them going? Im in mind that it isnt the horse, it is the rider at this stage. There is no one around to elp me, so any help will be appreciated. I sat my 9 yo daughter on her and lead her around, she loves the horse and the horse seems to respond to her better than she does me. She is so gentle with the little ones. They wont be riding her alone for a few years, I know some are concerned about that here. I would never put them on her and let go for anything. Thanks, brian
    Sponsored Links
        10-10-2007, 09:29 AM
    I teach them voice commands on the lunge or when free lunging. Then use the same commands accompanied by the ridden aids until they understand and I can slowly wean them off voice. Constantly talk to the young ones under saddle anyway, they do better.

    That's pretty simplified...but that's why people write books on training:P
        10-11-2007, 03:27 PM
    Also have you long reined her with bit on this always helps them adapt to the bit I agree with sara voice commands are a great way to educate all horses of any age I teach it to all my horses

    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

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:52 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0