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        03-20-2014, 10:20 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Horses bite out of fear in some cases. I got bitten twice the other day by the same horse when she was in an unfamiliar setting next to the highway and I was attempting to calm her down. Her owner told me to "spit in her face" haha and that it was the quickest way to nip the biting habit before it really developed. I've never tried that! But maybe it will work for you? She also has issues with scooting her hind end away from me when I try to approach her shoulder or her belly to tighten the girth. Sometimes you just have to let them scoot away from you for a minute and get some of the nerves out. Just stay calm and patient and be very soothing eventually your horse will become desensitized to it. For me her calm nerves came along with the repetition. As for the spurs, I'd see what you can do without them. I think it's great how you're softening your horse up after rough handling! You'll just have to expect the lack of response in his sides. It just takes time and finding the right bit and whatnot for him. Again I think that's cool and good luck!
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        03-21-2014, 07:56 AM
      #12
    Showing
    Try working your horse at liberty which means no halter. By giving a horse freedom at liberty to escape his training and to break the connection, gives a clear advantage to a horse being able to choose when he would like to relate to a human. This causes a horse to participate with humans more willingly and develops a strong desire to learn and perform. The horse’s ability to stop the influence of his human partner puts a clear understanding where your priority needs to be, to be able to have a true partnership with a horse and to be able to train a horse with ease.
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        03-21-2014, 08:26 AM
      #13
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    ...gives a clear advantage to a horse being able to choose when he would like to relate to a human. This causes a horse to participate with humans more willingly...
    BECAUSE it causes the person to HAVE TO work out how to get the horse to WANT to play their games.

    *Not talking of a confined space such as a round pen - that's not liberty IMO.
         
        03-21-2014, 04:17 PM
      #14
    Showing
    People have the idea that a horse will run off in a pasture and it probably will. This means one has to try various methods to draw the horse back. Will turning away and thinking of something else do it. How about sitting down to look small and harmless? How about facing away and mimicking a horse grazing by bending at the waist and hanging one arm toward the ground. He needs to think it's his idea to return to you so patience is key. If it doesn't work the first time, try later on or the next day and the next. The moment you lose patience you will fail.
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