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    08-27-2007, 05:37 PM

Hey I was working with my filly yesterday and I was playing the Parelli game 'Hide Your Hiney' and I was lounging her and stuff. And when I looked at her hip and you know when they face you, well I noticed she was kind of pushy. She was like almost knocking me over! How do I get her out of my space becuase nothing is working and I'm afraid she's going to run over me!
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    08-27-2007, 07:57 PM
Your post isnt totally clear, do you mean you were getting her to 'face up' to you?if that's the case she should be swinging her bum away from you.maybe carry a 'carrot-stick'[whip]
    08-27-2007, 11:13 PM
I know that. I'm saying she's running me over
    08-27-2007, 11:51 PM
First of all hide your hiney is a clinton anderson thing (not that it matters just wanted to let you know.lol)

I had the same problem w/ my colt, when he would push into me I would take my lead rope and coil it up and that would generaly make him back off (you have to do it hard) or I would take my carrot stick and smack him the chest w/ it (or whatever part of his body he was pushy w/) and continue smacking harder and harder until he back up I would back him up hard several times and after a few times of his he learned. The awesome thing about young horses is that unless someone else has screwed them up they learn very very quickly (sometimes too quickly :roll: )

And if you ever do have to hit them w/ any object ALWAYS rub them down w/ it afterward. And make sure they are not scared of it.
    08-28-2007, 12:29 AM
Disipline is defintally the answer, if you don't stand up for your self now image when she is a big girl, they could seriously hurt you-you know!
With this I don't mean flog her until she bleeds I mean a good hard slap on the shoulder. If she doesn't respond barge her, yes physically push her away from you. Young horses tend to be "bubble breakers" (in your bubble) if you know what I mean

    08-28-2007, 06:29 PM
first of all hide your hiney is a clinton anderson thing (not that it matters just wanted to let you know.lol)
No I'm sry but Clinton Anderson does hind quarter yeilding

And Pat Parelli does 'Hide your Hiney'

There the same thing kinda just diff names.
    08-29-2007, 03:31 PM
Yep, "Hide Your Hiney" is a Parelli thing

Anyway, you need to figure out WHY she is running over you. Horses will run into people for 2 reasons. One, they are trying to dominate you, or two, because they are UNCONFIDENT. If you think about it, in a herd of horses, where is the SAFEST place to be when a predator is near? In the MIDDLE of the herd! Horses will crowd people when they feel unconfident because they have safey issues.

So, when you are working her pay close attention to her body language. Is she relaxed, soft and suple? Or does her body seem tense, her eyes not blinking, can't bend on a circle, looks to the outside, seems stiff in the shoulder, etc. If you decide that it's a dominance thing with her, by all means block your space. Use the stick, your arms, something that's going to let her know that she can't barge into your space. If you decide it's an unconfidence issue, you have a lot of work to do to gain her trust to where she won't crowd you. If you discipline a horse that is crowding you because he is UNCONFIDENT, you will never fix the problem.
    08-30-2007, 01:53 AM
How did you go with our help?

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