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        09-15-2013, 11:02 PM
    How long does it it normally take ya'll to catch your horse? gelding has a trainer and it takes over an hour!..its starting to get old. Plus he tries going through fence and jumping it. I make him run and he will then come up to me but he's not my horse he's my husbands. And I have no interest working with him as he is green broke and I'm a green rider. I think that's why he does better with me becausr im not the one working him. He's getting worse not better with trainer any thoughts? Trainer btw is awesome so I believe he is doing everything right.
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        09-16-2013, 02:51 AM
    Originally Posted by chlee1083    
    How long does it it normally take ya'll to catch your horse? gelding has a trainer and it takes over an hour!
    Huh?? If you don't mean that's how long it took to train him in the first place, long overdue time to find a GOOD trainer! I noted you think the trainer is awesome, but if this horse is getting worse at coming, under a trainer's instruction, the trainer is very obviously part of the problem.

    IME, with really untrusting, jaded horses, it may well take an hour or more the first few times, but if it's done in a non-confrontational way & the horse learns that coming to humans is a Good Thing, then once they've got it, you rarely have to ask them more than once to come when called.

    Plus he tries going through fence and jumping it.
    That sounds like he's afraid & being put under way too much pressure. If you want a horse to learn to trust & like you, then you don't put it under so much pressure that it is desperate to escape, and (what may be lacking) you reinforce the smallest signs by removing the pressure.
        09-17-2013, 05:43 AM
    My old pony did the exact same thing so I just spent time with her then I gradually I start to catch her in the paddock but I wouldn't take her any where at first after awhile I would take her and brush her do that over and over again until I had her trust slowly I started to ride her but not all the time and I had to keep her in a small paddock though hope it helps

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