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post #1 of 10 Old 11-14-2010, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 10 Old 11-14-2010, 08:55 PM
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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

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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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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.

DONT 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, u need to make sure that u dont do it to much or she will get sick of it and wont do it for u. so like only do it about 3 times a day even if she dont lean back, she will eventually get it so just keep on trying it over weeks and weeks and she will get it

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hehe glad i could help tess can now rear as well and has layed down twice! working on it thouhg

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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

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Thanks everyone!!
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post #9 of 10 Old 11-27-2010, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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She's still not getting it, any tips?? lol
mochas kinda slow... haha
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Just kidding, she got it! (:
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