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    05-20-2010, 09:56 AM
  #21
Foal
I have an idea. What about the auise tie ring wiht a VARY long rope. You will have to stay with her for this so pack a lunch. Let her pull it out all she wants. She will only go as far as it takes for her to feel less traped. Then when she stops pulling out real her back in and let her do it again. Eventualy she should start feeling less traped and stop pulling.
I know almost nothing about any of this I am very new. So If there is a problem with my thinking on this one please let me know.
     
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    05-20-2010, 09:59 AM
  #22
Banned
Letting them pull out tons of rope sounds like a great recipe for a disaster with the horse getting tangled in the rope.
     
    05-20-2010, 10:01 AM
  #23
Started
Too much baggage to tie solid

No wonder she forgets about yielding to pressure when you go to tie her! I'd do what I saw PP do: You need a hitching rail for this, set out from anything so that you can walk on the side the horse isn't on: Wrap a long rope (22-24') a couple of wraps around the rail, so that when she forgets, & pulls back, it'll slide out, but you control it, with approach & retreat, so that incrementally she overcomes the feeling of entrapment. Gently bring it in, allow it to go out. When she's (finally) ok with it, you can have someone walk "scary" things up & down behind you (tarps, noise-makers, etc.).
     
    05-20-2010, 12:11 PM
  #24
Foal
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Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
Letting them pull out tons of rope sounds like a great recipe for a disaster with the horse getting tangled in the rope.
Thats why I said you had to stay with her. I would never leave a horse with that much slack. Prity much the same thing Nothern Just said but with the tie ring instead of a hitching post.
     
    05-20-2010, 12:24 PM
  #25
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northern    
No wonder she forgets about yielding to pressure when you go to tie her! I'd do what I saw PP do: You need a hitching rail for this, set out from anything so that you can walk on the side the horse isn't on: Wrap a long rope (22-24') a couple of wraps around the rail, so that when she forgets, & pulls back, it'll slide out, but you control it, with approach & retreat, so that incrementally she overcomes the feeling of entrapment. Gently bring it in, allow it to go out. When she's (finally) ok with it, you can have someone walk "scary" things up & down behind you (tarps, noise-makers, etc.).
Didn't work. That's what I started with before getting the aussie ring. Letting her pull back and then bring her back to the rail or post or just even let her stay on distance (whether you wrap it or use the aussie ring) doesn't lead anywhere - she KEEPS pulling back again, and again, and again, and doesn't stop. I tried it for weeks, and was no change what so ever in her behavior.

I tried basically ALL advices I could find all over the internet besides that inner tube one mainly because I can't set it up in correct way.
     
    05-20-2010, 12:34 PM
  #26
Weanling
Maybe you could train her to ground tie?
     
    05-20-2010, 02:56 PM
  #27
Started
Wow! Sorry to hear she never became ok with that! I'll have to go dig up my thinking cap & see if it gives me any ideas! Although, is she very food-motivated? If so, putting a treat on the rail sometimes (not every time, but enough to keep her guessing) might help. Then phase treats out when she's "hanging" at the rail better.
     
    05-20-2010, 03:09 PM
  #28
Foal
Seem to me the bigest problem isnt fear or anything but the fact that there is no consaquences to her misbehaving by pulling. Some how there has to be a way to make it uncomfortable on her when she does pull.
     
    05-20-2010, 03:30 PM
  #29
Banned
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
iride, 15 ft line is not really short. The problem is as long as it's longer then certain length she rears and may get tangled very easily and she keeps rearing and backing till the whole rope through.

When I start a horse with the tie ring I use a 22 foot rope. I put the ring about 5 and half feet up.

With real problem pullers my trainer would stand and hold the rope to put some pressure on it (becuase many learned they could just pull and get away) and I stood behind them with a long lunge whip and tryed to smack them forward... after a while and much panic they learned that forward stopped the smacking and gave them a release.

I still would not have trusted the horse 100% to never pull back again, that's a lesson learned and a VERY hard on to unlearn esp when rearing is involved.

But that's how we did it, and it worked for a handful of bad ones we got in.
     
    05-20-2010, 03:56 PM
  #30
Trained
Although I have used this before. Still actually have the tube hanging in my barn I find that it is just easier and better to not use one. I have seen them brake and that is really bad. If the horse ends up getting loose it makes in harder in the long run. I teach all my foals to tie by starting teaching them how to lead and this starts the first week of life. Once it gets to the point I am tying them they already know about giving to pressure so it is very easy for them to get it. By the time they are weaned they tie like old pros.
     

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