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belgianlover 01-25-2009 10:09 PM

Need Suggestions please
 
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Ok well i bought a new horse today, shes a clyde filly almost 2 years old. We were told she leads, ties, and trailers, well i've seen her tied and it took me only about 10 min to get her in the trailer without using grain or any treats, but the problem i'm having is when leading her around she wont stop when i do and she is always trying to outwalk me. I was woundering if any of you had any advise on how to hel pout with this. Thanks oh heres a pic of her when i first went to see her. i'll have more later.
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Jubilee Rose 01-25-2009 10:47 PM

Sounds like she's getting into your space and trying to dominant you. She needs to respect you and get out of the way. I would do some groundwork with her such as lunging, ground tying, etc. Practice leading her in hand as well, even more than you need to. Do walk, trot, halt with her while leading in hand. Try circling her every time she tries to get ahead of you. Let her know you're in charge but be gentle and patient with her, since she's only a baby. When you halt, stand there for a few minutes and make her stand. Only let her walk on when you tell her. Firm but gentle voice commands help too. Verbally give her the cues to walk, halt, etc. And like I said, she's still a baby, and still getting used to working with humans. But since she's young, its crucial you teach her respectable ground manners now to provide a solid basis for training.

Good luck. I hope that helped! :-) She's very cute, BTW.

belgianlover 01-26-2009 09:04 AM

Thank you very much on your advise. One thing i wanted to do is tie her up and just start slowly rubbing my hands all over her to get her use to being touched everywhere and get her use to her feet being touched. But ive just never had to teach a horse how to lead properly so i was at a loss. Once again thanks i'll give updates and any other info you guys migt think i'll need will be greatfull. =)

smrobs 01-27-2009 08:55 AM

[quote=Jubilee Rose;238407]Sounds like she's getting into your space and trying to dominant you. She needs to respect you and get out of the way. I would do some groundwork with her such as lunging, ground tying, etc. Practice leading her in hand as well, even more than you need to. Do walk, trot, halt with her while leading in hand. Try circling her every time she tries to get ahead of you. Let her know you're in charge but be gentle and patient with her, since she's only a baby. When you halt, stand there for a few minutes and make her stand. Only let her walk on when you tell her. And like I said, she's still a baby, and still getting used to working with humans. But since she's young, its crucial you teach her respectable ground manners now to provide a solid basis for training.

Good luck.quote]

Thank you, you saved me alot of typing. LOL:wink: If she starts crowding you, it may come in handy to have an extension of your arm like a whip, crop, bat, carrot stick to bump (not hit) her chest or side with until she moves away.

iridehorses 01-27-2009 09:11 AM

Great advise from Jubilee and smrob. I always carry a crop with me when working with a new or disrespectful horse. It's there as a reminder not as a weapon.

belgianlover 01-27-2009 11:34 AM

thanks again everyone, as soon as i can get to the tack store i'll get me a ridding whip and try this out, right now ther eis ice everywhere so i cant do much with her right now. As it is we have spent all morning carrieing buckets of water to the horses, our hoses are frozen and the heater on the tank for some reason wont work. I truley hat the winter lol


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