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post #1 of 17 Old 08-18-2011, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Teaching an impatient horse, patience.

I am starting to believe that my trainer never really covered the basics and just jumped right in to western pleasure training. Now that I have him home and i'm riding him everyday, I have noticed a big issue with patience. He is only 3 so of course I am putting that in to consideration, but I definitely need to tips on working on his patience and just relaxing. As soon as we start riding he is okay, but once I get him running its like he can't go back to walking. He constantly breaks out into a jog and I have to ask him with voice and cues to come back to a walk. As soon as I release he breaks right back in to a jog. Today I had him walk and eveytime he start to jog I would WHOA and sit for about 10 longggg seconds and then ask again. He did catch on, but I want some different tips. I've tried different bits, and i've also went back to the round pen. I've also lunged him till he was very tired. Still doesn't change anything.

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Well, teaching a young horse patience takes....patience. Just keep showing him what you want and eventually he'll get it.
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Well, teaching a young horse patience takes....patience. Just keep showing him what you want and eventually he'll get it.

Seems to make sense. Do you have any concrete steps for her to take? I mean any so-called "tricks".? better to say training techniques ? I know I've heard some people will do a lot of tying and making a horse wait tied for long periods of time. I don't have any such personal experience to offer, tho.
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When riding and hes come back to walk make him walk for 5 strides then ask him forwards again. Then back to walk and hold it for 6 strides, eventually he'll work out that if he waits for you to let him forward it will be much easier and nicer cz you'r not asking him to come back to walk all the tim when he does trot


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How about everytime he breaks into a jog you circle him until he walks? Then go out and start him over. He will eventually connect jogging when you don't want him to becomes more work.
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I found that mine were much more patient under saddle after they learned patience alone.

No, I do not leave my horses tied in their stalls for hours and hours and hours. I did start tying them alone in their stalls when I got tired of herd bound issues and my pony being way too impatient.

Worked amazing.

Started with a short time. Eventually worked up to slightly less than an hour.

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I found that mine were much more patient under saddle after they learned patience alone.


Started with a short time. Eventually worked up to slightly less than an hour.
Yes and Yes. I have a saying with my horses "Patience is a virtue" when they start fussing. It's as much to settle MY nerves as it is to settle them.

touchofsleep - many trainers that teach a specific discipline expect the basics will be there. However, as a trainer riding multiple horses, they know exactly when to push and when to hold. How did your horse do at the trainers?
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Yes and Yes. I have a saying with my horses "Patience is a virtue" when they start fussing. It's as much to settle MY nerves as it is to settle them.

touchofsleep - many trainers that teach a specific discipline expect the basics will be there. However, as a trainer riding multiple horses, they know exactly when to push and when to hold. How did your horse do at the trainers?
I ALWAYS say "patience is a virtue" to Riley lol. He did okay with the trainer. The jigging and patience was still the biggest issue before I took him home. We never really worked on that though when I would come to train. It would just be wp practice. So I don't really know what to do with it since I have no clue what she was doing to him to work on his patience... I will try what you guys have said so far. I just don't like fighting with him. It's so hot and it gets very aggravating.
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How about everytime he breaks into a jog you circle him until he walks? Then go out and start him over. He will eventually connect jogging when you don't want him to becomes more work.
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How big should I make the circles? Are you talking nose to knee or just normal wide circles?
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Not nose to knee but just quick circles kind of tight. Both ways.
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