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        01-29-2013, 03:10 PM
      #1
    Foal
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    My horse is almost three. I have started riding her, she was doing really good, until she flipped over and stated rolling, I got off of her before she rolled on top of me... But I do not know why she did this, and how do I stop her from doing it again? She also twists her head down really low making me fall off balance. I do not know why she is doing this, I have tried to put my foot forward so she would smack it was to would twist her head, but it did not faze her at all. I am thinking maybe if a started her under bit that she would listen more to me when I am on her back. She was doing really good on the halter, but she just started doing this, I have also tried to take the whip along, but it makes her to nervous. Can anyone give me ideas?? idea:
         
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        01-29-2013, 03:28 PM
      #2
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    Uh ... hold up. Just so we are not misunderstanding you.

    1) Is the horse saddled when it lays down and rolls over? Or are you attempting to do this bareback?

    2) You are currently using only a halter?

    3) Has this horse had any ground driving training?
         
        01-29-2013, 03:30 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Yes I an not using a saddle, She is using a halter, and she has had lunging and round pen training.
         
        01-29-2013, 03:56 PM
      #4
    Banned
    Okies - I'm sure someone will come along and help you out. I'm not the one you'd want to hear from on tackling this issue ;)
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        01-29-2013, 04:40 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    Do you have a trainer to help you? This seems quite dangerous.
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        01-29-2013, 04:55 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    I would have a trainer help you with this. When you say whip, do you mean a dressage whip, or a crop? Have you introduced her to a bit or saddle at all?
         
        01-29-2013, 05:06 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Your horse is rolling because she can, and because you don't really have any means to control her or communicate what you want her to do.

    I think it would be best if you at least worked with someone who has experience starting young horses.

    Beyond that, you need to start over. Get your horse used to the saddle. Lunge her with the saddle. Introduce the bit. Get her flexing with the bit (actually, make sure she flexes nicely with the halter first). Ground drive with the bit so you have some control when you get on. There are lots more details that cannot be explained well on a forum, especially if you haven't done it before.

    If you are going to do this, you need to educate yourself. Invest in some training DVDs and colt starting clinics. Check out the threads on horse trainers, look them up on YouTube, decide which styles you like, and consider buying some of their materials (or try to borrow stuff from people you know).
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        01-29-2013, 05:08 PM
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    Weanling
    Also, if this is the first horse you've trained (and I'm assuming it is) I would STRONGLY recommend that you work with an experienced mentor, at the very least. Or send her for training.
         
        01-29-2013, 05:47 PM
      #9
    Foal
    She has been saddled, I have been getting her use to the bit. She does nice in the saddle, I have rode her in it before, I do prefer no saddle, that is why I was not using one. I do not have a trainer at this time, the one I had it did not work out.

    She does turn and go forward, and back up on on command. But she just started this rolling thing.

    By whip I mean my whip it is about 3 feet long so I can reach her back end to tap her, I have to have both hands to control her.

    She was throwing a fit, and put her head so low I could not get it back up, that is when she rolled. I did punish her, but I hurt my foot so I could not get back on her.
         
        01-29-2013, 05:50 PM
      #10
    Foal
    She flexing nicely for the halter.
         

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