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    06-21-2013, 04:58 PM
  #11
Foal
Hello! Boy oh boy I just made this video yesterday :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kt922X_abQ

Let me know if you have any questions :)
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    06-21-2013, 05:22 PM
  #12
Yearling
Wouldn't this lead to them trying to lay down when you pick up a hoof??
It just seems like it could backfire really easily and seems pretty unnecessary to teach.
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    06-21-2013, 06:05 PM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by GamingGrrl    
Wouldn't this lead to them trying to lay down when you pick up a hoof??
It just seems like it could backfire really easily and seems pretty unnecessary to teach.
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Yeah I can see your concerns but so far it hasn't back fired I'm going to work In a que now that he does it :) picking up cookies today
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    06-21-2013, 06:34 PM
  #14
Showing
I found out someone had trained something in one horse. I was asking for a hoof, tapped his upper leg and his head went down between his front legs. He didn't try to bow but I have to tie his head up to get a hoof up. He's seems to know the difference when the farrier comes - just with me.
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    06-22-2013, 02:07 AM
  #15
Foal
It's fairly easy to vault on like someone mentioned, but even easier to get on by just jumping so you're lying across his/her back then sort of swinging one leg over! I do this to get onto my 14.2 pony and i've managed to do this onto much bigger horses :) Takes a bit of practice though and some touchy horses don't like it much when you swing your leg over!
     
    06-27-2013, 12:44 PM
  #16
Foal
I did it on my friends paint gelding a few days ago without any help or bowing yay! He's much thinner than my ol' Dallas though :P
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    06-27-2013, 02:17 PM
  #17
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I think my biggest concern is that he would roll right over instead of getting back up
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    07-20-2013, 04:11 PM
  #18
Foal
Update: I can get on Dallas bareback all by myself now! Yay! I am still yet to teach him to bow though
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    07-20-2013, 05:05 PM
  #19
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Chevaux    
I have heard this so do not know if it is fact or not: With a horse in bowing or laying down position (so the rider can mount) it is difficult for the horse to get back up with the extra weight on its back.

I agree with Saddlebag -- if you're at all athletically inclined and/or limber you can learn to swing yourself up fairly easily. Alternatively, if that is not doable, I have heard of people teaching horses to lower their necks then the rider leans over the neck (close to the shoulder) and then the horse raises it neck and the rider wiggles into place on the back. I have know idea if this would be hard on the horse or not and, at the risk of being blunt, would not suggest this method for a heavier person because of potential strain on the horses neck. I wonder if anyone on this forum has tried this method and can comment on it????
Just watch a horse get up with out a rider. It is not that easy for them.
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    07-30-2013, 11:57 AM
  #20
Yearling
Teaching a horse to bow can take months to years, and if done wrong can hurt the horse's legs, and even though a horse can get up with a rider on their back, the strain from pulling their mane sideways to swing up is much much less than that on their hocks and knees from standing up with another hundred plus ponds on their back. I'm 5 foot and learned to swing up to my 16 hand horse. Fences and tree stumps are your friends as well. Good luck! :)
     

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