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post #11 of 12 Old 06-21-2012, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by waresbear View Post
Since I used to show showmanship, a instructor of mine had me do the following, after you finished riding your horse and you are leading him to his pasture, paddock, whereever you keep the horse, pretend you are showing him at halter. Stop & make him square up, practice a pivot or a back up, at the gate, he must stop & square up. Once you are ready to free the horse, he must be standing & square, take off your halter. Perfectly behaved horse, all my horses were & are like that, I will not accept anything less.
I should also add, I lead two horses at the same times occassionally, both are perfect & wait & square up. I thought of this today as I was leading both of them, they wait until I unhalter them, the first guy waits until the second guy in unhaltered, then I say "you can go" and they go, sometimes, usually they just stand there and look around like "that's it? no treats?". I might have some in my pockets......
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post #12 of 12 Old 06-21-2012, 05:53 PM
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When letting a horse out to pasture make him turn so he is facing the gate, make him stand until your are in a position where you can safely remove the headcollar and slip out the gate before the horse has time to spin around. Stand fence side of the horse so you don't risk being jumped into. If turning out a few horses (with a handler each) space them out so they arent in kicking distance of each other and release them at the same time to stop the other person being dragged away.

If a horse is being rude, I ask horse to yield his butt away from me, or back up a few steps, so he learns getting the field side of the gate doesn't mean he can dissmiss my authority. He has to yield to my authority and listen to me before he is allowed his freedom. Eventually he should learn the lesson doesn't end until I am walking away from him

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