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post #21 of 23 Old 03-14-2013, 12:18 AM
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I'd school her for it every time she'd bite or kick, and so would my previous trainer. Nothing we did would work, though, she just never stopped.
I wonder what 'school her for it' means? I don't think Foxhunter's having a go at you, just pointing out, that if what you & your instructor were doing didn't work, it... well... didn't work. That's not at all the same as saying the pony was 'untrainable', just that it seems she needed a more effective, clear way of being trained. If nothing you do is working, then it's probably time to think about changing your approach.

And Unicorn, sounds like you've got the right idea IMO. Just got to take it gradually & consistently. Remember, speaking of the above, she needs to get as much practice with different people being effective with her & no more practice (if you can possibly avoid it) at her being 'effective' against people.

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I wonder what 'school her for it' means? I don't think Foxhunter's having a go at you, just pointing out, that if what you & your instructor were doing didn't work, it... well... didn't work. That's not at all the same as saying the pony was 'untrainable', just that it seems she needed a more effective, clear way of being trained. If nothing you do is working, then it's probably time to think about changing your approach.

And Unicorn, sounds like you've got the right idea IMO. Just got to take it gradually & consistently. Remember, speaking of the above, she needs to get as much practice with different people being effective with her & no more practice (if you can possibly avoid it) at her being 'effective' against people.
I really could not care less. This is a pony that I worked with a while ago, and I don't work with her anymore.
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And Unicorn, sounds like you've got the right idea IMO. Just got to take it gradually & consistently. Remember, speaking of the above, she needs to get as much practice with different people being effective with her & no more practice (if you can possibly avoid it) at her being 'effective' against people.

That's what I was thinking, bringing my younger brother into working with her on the ground. Our first lesson the other day went well. I had him lead her, flex her, and move her hip. She objected some to the hip moving, but I told him...."If she won't move, and doesn't want to listen, give her 1 good thump, and keep moving towards her."

And my brother followed directions better then "some horse experts" I'd seen trying to work other horses!
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