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post #1 of 2 Old 10-29-2009, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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Throwing his head

My 18.2 hd Belgian has started "helping me when I'm unhaltering him" He drops his head for me to undue the halter and as soon as he feels me pulling the halter off the poll he throws his head up, he has always done it with the bridle but now he's started with the halter. Not sure why and how to stop it, other than when I feel him start to lift his head I keep the poll band on his head and tell him down to bring his head back down and start over. I'm thinking this is just a bad habit he's getting, since nothing is in his mouth. Any suggestions how to break him of this?
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post #2 of 2 Old 10-29-2009, 03:58 PM
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How I try to get horses to stop flinging their heads up since they are expecting that 'freedom' I don't undo the halter all the way and super fast. Un clip it, then re-clip it. Mix up the pattern. Throw the lead rope over the top of the upper neck so when you slide off the halter, there is still a little 'bump' in the way for him to not bring his head all the way in the air. Its not so much a mix pattern you do but more of a patience lesson thing ... if you understand any of what I just said good job haha.
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