Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Queensland, Australia
One of the simplest ways we deal with that type of thing is to teach them to back up first (if they don't know how already) and then when ever they take a step forward you don't want them to, you make them back up a step. You continue this (patiently!!! it may take a while!!) and eventually the horse gets sick of backing up and will stand still.
This doesn't work for all horses and on some horses can take a few sessions.
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