Houston, we have a problem - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 10-09-2009, 04:41 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Stiles Jct, WI
Posts: 452
• Horses: 0
Kirby did this charging thing a few times on the lounge line...it was probably over the course of a month. I held my ground (kept my feet as still as possible) and focused my attention at that shoulder. Sometimes I had to take a big-energy-angry step towards his shoulder, but I always came back to my starting spot. Sometimes he'd get a good swat on his shoulder, too. I wanted him to keep his feet moving along that circle we had established during lounging, so anytime he strayed from that circle and started making bad choices, he was reprimanded. It's the old adage Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing hard. Max will come around soon & start acting more like a grown up.

http://www.cedarviewpainthorses.blogspot.com

Home of:
Perfect Jin N Scotch - 2004 APHA Palomino Overo Gelding - Western Pleasure and Showmanship

Hanks Rainy Sky - 1998 Black and White Tobiano Paint Gelding - relaxing rides and blazing trails
GottaRide is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 13 Old 10-09-2009, 07:56 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: CO
Posts: 5,061
• Horses: 5
When he is coming in toward you, take your coiled rope, and fling it in the direction of his neck; that will stop his advance and get him to go back out on to the circle. Control the front end in this instance, and the attack stops. When he gets back out on the circle I would then stop him, and do some exercises that will remind him that 'you control his feet'; disengage his hindend, and front end. Back him up, and then ask for a few more circles, and make sure you change directions often, so he doesn't get 'bored'. If he's bored on the line, you may just be doing too much on each side; I will generally do alot of stopping, and direction changes, and with the Appy I recently sold, this helped him realize he wasn't in charge, I was. If you have too, shorten your line for a bit, as that will give you better control of his motion.

"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
mom2pride is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 10-14-2009, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 1,284
• Horses: 4
On the weekend we had another go with Max. Hubby started him on the line. The split second Hubby raised the stick Max took a "fraction" of a step with his inside shoulder and then immediately changed his mind and did as he was asked.

I took over for the other direction..... he didn't charge at all, although he came in off the circle a time or two. A quick flick of the stick at his shoulder worked like a charm. The first time he gave quite the toss of his head, as if to say, crap she's figured it out......

We put out a tarp and some cones, I had him walk and trot over and threw those with no issues.

So, so far so good..... I'm sure his testing will continue.

Thanks for all the help!
G and K's Mom is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the problem here?? racer179 Horse Health 3 06-08-2009 08:50 PM
Help, what would fix this problem? Fire Eyes Horse Tack and Equipment 17 05-21-2009 10:04 AM
Old Problem Solved New Problem Arrived! HorsesAreForever Horse Training 5 04-25-2009 03:17 AM
Does anyone have this problem? IrishRider Horse Tack and Equipment 8 10-13-2008 04:40 PM
BAD PROBLEM, PLEASE HELP! Peartree Horse Grooming 2 09-23-2007 03:58 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome