- Horse Talk
|Stichy ||04-11-2013 05:37 PM |
Thinking about using Annie as a trick pony...
We wouldn't be doing the "hardcore" stuff like rearing or anything, just more simple things like smile or shake...I'm only thinking of doing this because she's most likely "up there" in age, and it might be harder to train/retrain her for riding (especially since she gets freaked out if she see's anything with more straps than a halter). What tricks would you suggest? Have you taught tricks before? How did you do it? What works best for you? I was going to put this in Horse Training, but for some reason HF won't load a bunch of different pages...I was pretty suprised that it loaded this. ANYWAYS! Thank you in advance for any tips/suggestions!
|dlpark2 ||04-11-2013 05:43 PM |
you could try teaching her to count to like 4....you would just have to come up with a sutle cue to paw with the hoof. Once she understood the cue you could ask her what 2+2 was then cue her each time till she reached 4.
|Stichy ||04-11-2013 05:46 PM |
Oooh, never thought of counting! Great idea!
|aerie ||04-11-2013 05:53 PM |
What about bowing? I've seen that done and think it's cute :)
|Stichy ||04-11-2013 05:55 PM |
I was kinda thinking about that one to (: Ooh! And hugging!
|aerie ||04-11-2013 05:58 PM |
Awww! When you get some of this perfected I think a video of her hugging you would be the bees knees :P
|Stichy ||04-11-2013 06:04 PM |
Definatly! I was teaching a (it wasn't mine and I didn't know the owner, but he's so sweet!) horse to smile before and I had to stop myself and say this isn't your horse...Your probably shouldn't train it...XD
|Stichy ||04-11-2013 07:39 PM |
Starting with the smile...She's suprisingly a fast learner!
|dlpark2 ||04-11-2013 09:46 PM |
You could teach her how to kick a soccer ball back to you too.
|Stichy ||04-11-2013 10:01 PM |
I need to get one that my dog hasn't torn up or hid...Lol. I think I have an old jolly ball somewhere...
I got Annie to do a "big girl" smile! I'm proud of her!
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