Well started gelding were do I start

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Well started gelding were do I start

This is a discussion on Well started gelding were do I start within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • Gelding first start

LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-08-2009, 03:34 PM
Well started gelding were do I start

Hi everyone:)
okay were do I start... I bought a 8 yrold reg'd qh gelding two weeks ago he's 16hh and well started. I have kind of gotten to no him meaning I've spent time trying to bond with him. Gave him treats and taking care of him he's come to the fence a couple of times but I've found that he is completly oblivious to my existance and totally ignores me I can get him to pick up his feet turn hind quarters stop and stuff but when I'm leading him and when I'm standing right by him tigger completly ignores me and just pays attention to his surrounding with head up and has occasionly hit me with his head when something comes to his attention which I didn't stand for and I keep correcting that. I've rode him once for 5 minutes getting him used to a snaffle and responds very well to leg commands and would like to start riding him very soon but I Want to get everything on the ground perfect before starting riding and retraining if needed.. So my question is how do I get him to pay more attention to me and not so much his surroundings? And any other tips about groundwork and bonding will be greatly apreciated:)
Sponsored Links
    05-08-2009, 10:38 PM
I start any horse with the same approach. Act like they don't know anything.

My theory/reasoning is that you will not have the same commands as the previous owner/trainer. You and the horse need to work out your own system and language.

I go for walks, stopping frequently and erratically, I also throw in turns and half halts. Heck, I may walk in circles for a bit. I make it so that if the horse isn't paying attention he hits the end of his rope. Not in a cruel manner because he is my partner, but rather where he can't guess my next move because he has to be paying attention. His "punishment" is the natural tug on the halter from going the wrong way, His reward comes from the release and slack on the line from watching me.

Space is key and respect is a must.

Start from the basics and he'll quickly learn your language. If not, you will quickly learn where he may have holes in his training.

One step at a time. Good luck!

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What got you started and more...... Spyder Horse Talk 16 10-07-2012 12:37 PM
I started this story but i cant finnish it... VanillaBean Horse Stories and Poems 12 10-04-2009 09:47 PM
Getting Started in Reining draftlover215 Western Riding 4 04-29-2009 10:29 AM
The ice storm has started Joshie General Off Topic Discussion 18 12-20-2008 10:35 AM
start tranning a 10 yr. old gelding. help ? tomboy13 Horse Training 4 01-22-2008 10:50 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0