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Eclipse93 02-23-2013 12:50 AM

Teaching a horse to walk
 
I just broke my horse... I never really though of what to do next... Any ideas on how to make her walk under the saddle?

Mochachino 02-23-2013 01:35 AM

I did a lot of ground driving with verbal cues and then in saddle I used the verbal cues with some leg. I also started by having someone lead him around with me on him.

Thunderspark 02-23-2013 01:49 AM

I started my soon to be 4yr. (he's still just beginning) by learning the squeeze of the leg to move forward, Squeeze, cluck and then spank.....I didn't do the spank but just a poke with my finger LOL did the job, he's pretty sensitive.....

Ray MacDonald 02-23-2013 01:51 AM

If you don't know how to teach a horse to walk... You shouldn't be training this horse.

faye 02-23-2013 10:27 AM

get proffesional help!! you dont sound anywhere near ready to be braking horses.

Braking a horse is not just sitting on one. It is the whole process, lunging, long reining and then riding. You should in theory have done so much ground work before sitting on her that it is a mere formality, horse should already know the basics by the time you climb onto its back.

dashygirl 02-23-2013 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by faye (Post 1908235)
get proffesional help!! you dont sound anywhere near ready to be braking horses.

Braking a horse is not just sitting on one. It is the whole process, lunging, long reining and then riding. You should in theory have done so much ground work before sitting on her that it is a mere formality, horse should already know the basics by the time you climb onto its back.

I agree. Groundwork is a must before you get in the saddle, you need to establish cues and boundaries on the ground so you can reinforce them and have a good base when you're on the horse's back. And before you move forward you should seek some help from someone who knows how to train.

oh vair oh 02-23-2013 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Eclipse93 (Post 1908002)
I never really though of what to do next..

Wow, you seem really well prepared.

Thunderspark 02-24-2013 01:01 AM

WOW guys, help the person out.......she asked for advice not to be attacked.....

DraftyAiresMum 02-24-2013 01:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Thunderspark (Post 1909177)
WOW guys, help the person out.......she asked for advice not to be attacked.....

Actually, several people did give her advice.
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Thunderspark 02-24-2013 03:02 AM

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Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum (Post 1909185)
Actually, several people did give her advice.
Posted via Mobile Device

Down below doesn't seem like it's giving advice but being snitty...

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Originally Posted by oh vair oh (Post 1908355)
Wow, you seem really well prepared.

Another snitty one.....I will be snitty too, breaking is spelt this way....

Quote:

Originally Posted by faye (Post 1908235)
get proffesional help!! you dont sound anywhere near ready to be braking horses.

Braking a horse is not just sitting on one. It is the whole process, lunging, long reining and then riding. You should in theory have done so much ground work before sitting on her that it is a mere formality, horse should already know the basics by the time you climb onto its back.

How can a person learn if someone can't ask?

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Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald (Post 1908054)
If you don't know how to teach a horse to walk... You shouldn't be training this horse.



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