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post #11 of 13 Old 12-15-2011, 04:30 PM
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Hi tiny.. I put my ear right next to the speaker and could hear most of the video.. my quesiton is.. why just hold on to one rein? I understand using a stick/whip type thing I saw in some of the other videos but I don't understand your one rein.
This is still not the video I saw earlier and I'm still searching.

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The one rein is just for your convenience since you have to stay put on the block or fence, you can't be changing reins, and reaching around to his other side. It give the horse the freedom to move around, if he will, and then you redirect him . So, he can make a "wrong" choice. I am not forcefully holding him there by gripping his mouth from both sides (holding both reins at the jaw). But, if he moves away, I dont' let go, I just keep him "drifting" around me until he kind of moves back into a place where he can line up again. Give lots of well timed releases when he goes anywhere in the direction I am wanting him to go.

The only time I hold firmly to the rein is when he walks straight into me or tries to push me off the block. Then I kind of freeze my hands, and if necessary, I would apply a "back up" pressure with my body language , or wiggling the rein or the lead. Whatever is at hand to say "don't push into me".

AGain, the video is just a lark, and the quality sucks, but I had not seen anyone on Youtube demonstrate that way of holding only one rein. IT is really helpful.
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post #12 of 13 Old 12-15-2011, 05:05 PM
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I haven't seen any of the videos, or read all the comments, so sorry if I repeat any methods.

My gelding is trained to me raising my hand, and if he's a little confused (which sometimes happens if I mount from something strange), I'll refresh him with the command "over".

I just stood on the mounting block, him standing straight to it. With a lunge whip, I would just tap his HQ, and cue with "over". With a tap on his QH, I'll praise with each lateral step he took towards me, and let him stand to think it over. Then another step, then another, slowly, until he's standing aside to me, so I can mount. I make a point of actually mounting every time, once he's over, so he connects me mounting, to him sidepassing over to me on the mounting block so he doesn't get bored, and not see a purpose to the exercise.

Just keep doing that, then over time it gets quicker, and you can take the stick away, and then eventually, you just hop up on whatever you're mounting on, and hold your hand, up and they sidepass right on over to you.

It took my gelding about two weeks, to quickly and independently sidepass over to me. That was with working on it about 3 times a week, so six sessions, and he had it down.

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post #13 of 13 Old 12-16-2011, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much everyone!! I still would lilke to find that Video.. but I will start working with my new mare over the holidays..

Rhonda

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