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post #11 of 28 Old 10-11-2008, 01:03 AM
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what do you mean by installing buttons?
Well, it's kind of a joke between our trainer and us. He uses buttons to train the horses. I tease him about needing factory installed buttons.

But, a button is a spot you touch to get a specific reaction from your horse. For example, on the ground we're working on a front button on each side of Joshua. You push on him in the front (by his shoulder but at the top of the leg) until he moves his front leg away from you. You the same thing for a button in the back. It's also good to install a back button on the chest. (Unfortunately it doesn't make the truck beeping noise.)

Buttons are handy. If you have a button on the ground you have a button in the saddle. If you touch a horse on the button in the saddle he'll move for you without reins.

We also teach the horse to turn when we walk around to their back sides. I don't ever want to see horse butt since showing your bottom is a sign of disrespect. When we're grooming or doing hooves I always touch Joshua so he knows I'm there and doesn't turn to face me. He's a very young boy but I don't have to tie him to groom him. My daughter just loves to walk around the arena with him because he'll follow her around like a puppy dog without a lead.



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post #12 of 28 Old 10-11-2008, 11:09 AM
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when i first met my horse, he was at a rescue . and he didnt get alot of attention because there were ALOT of horses there . and he was one of the most abused you could say at the rescue . but he did get some tlc but not as much as he needs . and the first thing i did was talked to him . and i gave him feed , the rescue owner said hes never gotten along or bonded with anyone like he did with me .
but some horses have a harder time trusting . just do everything step by step . dont rush anything ; when you go out to your barn , spend quality time with your horse . you dont have to ride every time .get him and just love on him ! you guys will click just like that !

find his buttons and make sure you know how to work em !
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post #13 of 28 Old 10-11-2008, 11:26 AM
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You can feed him trreats all day, that's not bonding, your just a Pez dispenser.
HAHA, that was funny.

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post #14 of 28 Old 10-11-2008, 12:26 PM
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Yeah, I just groom for the bonding sometimes! :) & of course rub where they like it; they all have that special spot! Bringing treats is nice too!

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post #15 of 28 Old 10-11-2008, 05:56 PM
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This may be an old myth but I heard when I was little that if you blow into a horses nose it's a good thing for bonding. Truth? I dono!
I've always done this, just in response to them blowing air in my face and it does work.... I do it all the time

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post #16 of 28 Old 10-12-2008, 04:27 PM
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I've always done this, just in response to them blowing air in my face and it does work.... I do it all the time

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post #18 of 28 Old 10-13-2008, 02:01 PM
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omgsh! i have a book by Monty Roberts about the join-up method!
its called The Man that Listens to Horses. very interesting stuff!

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post #19 of 28 Old 10-13-2008, 04:32 PM
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This may be an old myth but I heard when I was little that if you blow into a horses nose it's a good thing for bonding. Truth? I dono!
The reason for blowing into a horses nostrels is to calm them down; because thier mothers do this when they are foals, to tell them that what ever is ok! or at least that is the Story I have been told, lol
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post #20 of 28 Old 10-13-2008, 04:44 PM
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omgsh! i have a book by Monty Roberts about the join-up method!
its called The Man that Listens to Horses. very interesting stuff!
hey, it works!

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