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ilikehorses2 10-15-2013 01:05 PM

This is incredible!
 
I have always had a hard time stopping a horse that I ride until I watched this video. Now he stops on a dime and is starting to back up a few steps. On the first day I rode him after watching this video, he started stopping and on the second day I lifted the reigns and he stopped right away! It actually scared me...:lol:


tinyliny 10-15-2013 01:41 PM

have you never heard any of this before? is it that unusual to you?

how were you taught to stop and back a horse before?

ilikehorses2 10-15-2013 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by tinyliny (Post 3875578)
have you never heard any of this before? is it that unusual to you?

how were you taught to stop and back a horse before?

I was never really taught. I just knew how to stay on.:lol:

ilikehorses2 10-15-2013 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by tinyliny (Post 3875578)
have you never heard any of this before? is it that unusual to you?

how were you taught to stop and back a horse before?

I will also mention that he would not stop for people who had tons of experience with horses either. It could take 5-10 minutes before, to stop him. Surprising enough, I was the one who could get him to stop the quickest. I would sit deep in the saddle and pull a little and if he slows down release. If he didn't I would give a little harder pull and release if he slowed then. Eventually when I had no pull left I would turn him in a tight circle. I could usually get him to stop before that though. When I first rode him, he would not stop for anybody. So he has made some improvement.:wink:

BlueSpark 10-16-2013 10:50 AM

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I will also mention that he would not stop for people who had tons of experience with horses either. It could take 5-10 minutes before, to stop him.
Tons of experience doesn't necessarily mean anything. I know people who have worked with horses for decades that I would not let ride mine. Its the really good horse people you want around, which by the sounds of it, these were not. I could get him stopped within 30 seconds, using one rein, not because I'm super talented or knowledgeable, but I have picked up some basic skills along the way that help me ride safely. A horse that wont stop is not safe. a horse that takes 10 minutes to stop is dangerous. On the trails I do, we would both be injured or dead.

Back to the subject at hand, its great that you are learning new skills, and applying them to your horse. you will have a better horse and a safer ride. Knowledge and keeping an open mind are key when it comes to learning how to communicate with your horse, and this post shows you are on the right track.

I highly recommend also looking at videos of a one rein stop, and teaching that to your horse as well. Its not something you use all the time, but its kind of like installing an e-brake in your car; you don't need it most of the time, but its sure nice to have when you do!

ilikehorses2 10-16-2013 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueSpark (Post 3882234)
Back to the subject at hand, its great that you are learning new skills, and applying them to your horse. you will have a better horse and a safer ride. Knowledge and keeping an open mind are key when it comes to learning how to communicate with your horse, and this post shows you are on the right track.

I highly recommend also looking at videos of a one rein stop, and teaching that to your horse as well. Its not something you use all the time, but its kind of like installing an e-brake in your car; you don't need it most of the time, but its sure nice to have when you do!


I have watched thousands of horse videos ( maybe not that many:lol:) to try to be a better ride for him. I have only watched a few on one reign stops.


Is this a good one?


Ian McDonald 10-16-2013 01:58 PM

Don't you love those epiphany moments? Keep doing what you're doing, drawing from all these sources of information. I can tell you that it only gets better and better the farther you take it. :) Do you have giddyupflix?

Speaking of stops and reaching the feet in a western performance-style kind of riding, have you seen this one? I think it complements what Larry T. is talking about!


ilikehorses2 10-16-2013 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Ian McDonald (Post 3883850)
Don't you love those epiphany moments? Keep doing what you're doing, drawing from all these sources of information. I can tell you that it only gets better and better the farther you take it. :) Do you have giddyupflix?

Speaking of stops and reaching the feet in a western performance-style kind of riding, have you seen this one? I think it complements what Larry T. is talking about!

Buck on Getting to the Feet - INTRO DISC 5 - YouTube


Thank you! No I don't have giddyupflix. Is it something I should look into getting?

Ian McDonald 10-16-2013 04:07 PM

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Originally Posted by ilikehorses2 (Post 3884058)
Thank you! No I don't have giddyupflix. Is it something I should look into getting?

It's great if you like expand your knowledge through watching DVDs! And they have about everything by everyone.

MiniMom24 10-16-2013 04:14 PM

I really like Larry and some of the ways he teaches (he's the one from the first video you posted ILikeHorses2), I signed up for his Email notifications from his website and I enjoy reading them.


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