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post #1 of 20 Old 12-21-2007, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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teaching a horse tricks

I was going to ask this in another thread but I didnt want to hijack it sooooo...

How would I teach my horse to do some tricks? Im thinking of the cool stuff like bowing, playing soccer with a beach ball etc

I would really like to know how to get my horses to bow but if anyone knows any other tricks that are fun and safe feel free to slip them in :)

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post #2 of 20 Old 12-21-2007, 02:20 PM
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The girl who is leasing my gelding is teaching him all sorts of cute things (bowing, spanish walk, etc.) I will check with her to see how she is doing it (I never paid much attention). At the barn near us, they also teach their horse to sit...it is really cute. I will see if I can double check how to do that one.

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post #3 of 20 Old 12-21-2007, 04:26 PM
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Good topic =D. I can do some tricks with one of my geldings... but nothing like spanish walking or anything!! I can get one of my daughters to hop on in a open paddock with nothing on (no bridel, saddle, halter, leadrope NOTHING), just a helmet. And I can get him to do circles around me, as if I would have a lunge line on him. And I use my voice commands to trot, canta, stop, walk etc...even change directions! Um, I have no idea how I trianed him though... I breed him, and I broke him in, so we have a strong bond.

I also play follow the leader with him, and I jog over jumps, trotting poles, with him following my every move. And then I turn around and follow him (but he thinks im 20 again, cause I can't run that fast anymore lol)

I guess jazzyrider, you need a trust, and bond between you and your horse... the rest will come with time. That's what I believe anyways

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post #4 of 20 Old 12-22-2007, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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The girl who is leasing my gelding is teaching him all sorts of cute things (bowing, spanish walk, etc.) I will check with her to see how she is doing it (I never paid much attention). At the barn near us, they also teach their horse to sit...it is really cute. I will see if I can double check how to do that one.

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oh that would be great :) thank you

Delregans way - that sounds like fun. My mare follows me around like a puppy dog but not like yours does lol if I asked her to do more than walk she would stop and look at me dumb founded lol

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post #5 of 20 Old 12-22-2007, 01:34 AM
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This isn't what I call a trick but I can ride Blu tackless and everything. Just sitting on his back using leg pressure. It's fun!

I've taught him to ALMOST bow, shake hooves, and to give kisses!

Let me know if you want any info on how I did it! Lol.

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This isn't what I call a trick but I can ride Blu tackless and everything. Just sitting on his back using leg pressure. It's fun!

I've taught him to ALMOST bow, shake hooves, and to give kisses!

Let me know if you want any info on how I did it! Lol.
ooo I would love to know how to teach bowing and shaking hooves

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I taught the bowing by havint a carrot or something the horse likes and hlding it between their front legs against their chest. I let them take a bite then I just kept encouraging to kneel down and he did it. Blu learns pretty fast. Lol. It just takes time and patience. For shaking hooves....well, I just picked up his front leg and started shaking it. I said, "Skake." as I did so. Then I rewarded him with a treat. Just like a dog! :-D

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I taught the bowing by havint a carrot or something the horse likes and hlding it between their front legs against their chest. I let them take a bite then I just kept encouraging to kneel down and he did it. Blu learns pretty fast. Lol. It just takes time and patience. For shaking hooves....well, I just picked up his front leg and started shaking it. I said, "Skake." as I did so. Then I rewarded him with a treat. Just like a dog! :-D
ah ok! Cool! Thank you :) I will give it a shot

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haha yeh... I have always wanted to teach a horse to bow... I mite start now, thanks for the adice blu! Let us kno how you do Jazzyrider! :)

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I am teaching Janie Belle to bow.
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