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  • Horse wont lean back to bow

 
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    11-14-2010, 07:09 PM
  #1
Weanling
Smile Teaching a horse to Bow, Help (:

I've tried treats & putting it underneath the leg & letting her drop her head lower & lower. But she still doesnt bow, I don't get it! Help! Lol
     
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    11-14-2010, 08:55 PM
  #2
Trained
I stand at tess's near side shoulder and pick that leg up. Then I put a small bit of carrot behind her knee and pull back gently and while im doing this I gentley pull back on the lead rope. Make sense? Or instead of holding the leg up, you could tie it up with a soft cotton rope that wont pull tight around its fetlock.

Works good and tess is now a pro at doing it it is also a good stretching exercise

Good luck
     
    11-14-2010, 09:03 PM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by PintoTess    
i stand at tess's near side shoulder and pick that leg up. Then I put a small bit of carrot behind her knee and pull back gently and while im doing this I gentley pull back on the lead rope. Make sense? Or instead of holding the leg up, you could tie it up with a soft cotton rope that wont pull tight around its fetlock.




Thanks! I'll try that! (:

Works good and tess is now a pro at doing it it is also a good stretching exercise

Good luck
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    11-14-2010, 09:07 PM
  #4
Foal
Ok well you put the lead rope through her front legs, and lift her front left leg up and SOFTLEY tug on the lead rope (and that will pull her head under). And very very softley pull her leg that you are holding back like a millemetre. And keep on doing that and she will eventually figure out what you are asking from her.

Don't FORGET !!!!! - if she leans back even a millemetre, STOP and give her a pat and then that will do for the day. Then the next day do it again, you need to make sure that you don't do it to much or she will get sick of it and wont do it for you. So like only do it about 3 times a day even if she don't lean back, she will eventually get it so just keep on trying it over weeks and weeks and she will get it
     
    11-14-2010, 09:07 PM
  #5
Trained
Hehe glad I could help tess can now rear as well and has layed down twice! Working on it thouhg
     
    11-14-2010, 09:10 PM
  #6
Trained
Its not JUST leaning back its giving into the pressure. Do it again and again and she will get it again good luck with it
     
    11-15-2010, 10:42 AM
  #7
Weanling
Try this

http://www.westfallhorsemanship.com/...20Approach.pdf
     
    11-15-2010, 07:03 PM
  #8
Weanling
Thanks everyone!!
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    11-27-2010, 09:58 PM
  #9
Weanling
She's still not getting it, any tips?? Lol
Mochas kinda slow... haha
     
    12-03-2010, 10:59 PM
  #10
Weanling
Just kidding, she got it! (:
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