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  • My horse leaps and bucks when being led
  • My horse walks very slowly when being led

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    08-26-2011, 12:32 AM
  #1
Foal
Training question

Hello! I'm new here and I joined because I need some help with a horse I ride. He has some bad ground manners. He is really hard to lead around, and is REALLY slow when you lead him. He's really good to ride, it's just when you are leading him that he is naughty He isn't my horse, I have the privledge of riding him whenever I want (yay!) So the solution needs to be one that doesn't involve a whip or anything, since I don't want the owner thinking I'm whipping his horse
Any suggestions would be very much appreciated!
     
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    08-26-2011, 10:14 AM
  #2
Foal
Im confused..
Explain how he is being naughty? Is bad manners? I don't think walking slowly in hand is him being naughty at all.

I have a youngster who is very naughty to lead in hand rears bucks and leaps over my head

Please explain in further detail and I can see what I can do x
     
    08-26-2011, 10:43 AM
  #3
mls
Trained
Some horses do walk slow when being led. Unless he is trying to stop to graze, I am not seeing how this is naughty?
     
    08-26-2011, 10:52 AM
  #4
Weanling
My horse does what I call his "gallows" walk when being led. He walks slow with his head down like he is being led to his death. I don't consider it naughty. I would rather he walk slow than any of the other multitude of bad behaviors he could engage in. Maybe you could tell us what he's doing that's naughty? What do you mean by he is "hard to lead?"
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    08-26-2011, 11:12 AM
  #5
Weanling
In my experience, the more you pull the more they pull back. I've noticed when I walk in front of the horse it is more difficult. I like to walk next to mine and keep his head near my shoulder. It is easier to do this for a few times at a slow pace to get rid of his pulling habit, then try to increase your speed and see if he keeps your pace.
     
    08-26-2011, 02:15 PM
  #6
Foal
Well, sometimes, I just cannot get him to move, he'll just sit there, and no matter what I do, he doesn't budge! I've tried gently touching his shoulder with the end of the lead rope, but he get's really mad if I do that. I've also tried to walk next to him, like your supposed to, but he doesn't get the message that he's supposed to walk next to me, and not behind me!
     
    08-26-2011, 02:23 PM
  #7
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Cowgirlali    
Well, sometimes, I just cannot get him to move, he'll just sit there, and no matter what I do, he doesn't budge! I've tried gently touching his shoulder with the end of the lead rope, but he get's really mad if I do that. I've also tried to walk next to him, like your supposed to, but he doesn't get the message that he's supposed to walk next to me, and not behind me!

Ok, first off... "gently touching his shoulder" with a lead rope is not going to move him. Secondly, if it makes him "mad" its because he has no respect for you, in which case please see prior sentence. You just told us the whole problem in your response. He has no respect for you. Next time, take the lead rope, and swing it in a behind him. He should either a) move his hind end AWAY from you quickly or b) move forward. If he doesnt do either, he needs a whack with it. The horse owner probably won't want this done, but I doubt this behavior is reflected with the owner, possibly because he is respected.
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    08-26-2011, 02:50 PM
  #8
Foal
Well, I did just start working with him on the 16th, so I don't think he will have a lot of respect for me until I have been working with him for a while, I've only ridden like, 7 times. And mostly what I mean, is that I CAN"T get him to walk any faster at all.
     
    08-26-2011, 03:03 PM
  #9
Green Broke
To me, a horse should have respect for you the moment you put a halter on them. What does he do when he gets 'mad'? I agree with what letagirlshowu said, and maybe just try explaining to the owner that a horse that does not have any respect can become dangerous, try showing the owner the world of natural horsemanship, or groundwork, or whatever you want to call it.
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    08-26-2011, 03:07 PM
  #10
Foal
By getting mad, I mean, putting his ears back and pulling away. I'm small, and I'm only 15, PJ is big, could that make a difference? I will talk to the owner when I get a chance, I don't see him that often. I'm just looking for some help and I thought I could get some here, I just need advice on how to work with him.
     

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