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post #11 of 12 Old 05-25-2011, 03:56 PM
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What exactly does that do?

I simply ignore them and keep doing what we are doing. If you acknowledge what they are doing, you are rewarding the behavior.
Different people = different views. That's why we have this forum to discuss them.

Putting them to work gets their focus back on you. By making them move, you are showing them your dislike of what they did. If you acknowledge the behavior by petting or coddling them, then you are rewarding them.

Ignoring a bad habit may not make it go away. Let's say a kid picks his nose. Unless someone tells him he shouldn't, he'll keep doing it, and think it's alright. He may stop sometime on his own and maybe not.

Everyone should be allowed at least one bad habit, and that's NOT owning a horse!

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post #12 of 12 Old 05-25-2011, 04:02 PM
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This is a big pet peeve of mine. Once the halter goes on... its work time.... whether leading, riding, standing tied. If I am near them they are to focus on me. Not their friends.
So I do repremand mine. Of course... I've had all my horses for over 3 years.... so I don't have this problem at all now.
Another horse could be screaming at them.... and they just keep right on goin.

Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses. ~C.W. Anderson
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