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Dock 07-29-2010 09:25 PM

Need help with horse that likes to follow people
 
My horse likes to follow other people or horses only. I think the people I got him from lead him around while the kids were riding him. So now he won't listen to the rider, he only listens/follows the horse or person in front of him. How do I get him to listen to me.

I have no problem taking control of him while I'm riding him, its just he is very stubborn about wanting to follow people.

MacabreMikolaj 07-29-2010 09:28 PM

Ride by yourself until he gets the idea?

Dock 07-29-2010 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj (Post 705367)
Ride by yourself until he gets the idea?

He doesn't really move or listen when I'm by myself. No matter how hard I kick him to go.

MacabreMikolaj 07-29-2010 11:43 PM

No is not an option and movement is always achievable. If he refuses to move forward, then crank his nose to your knee and make him turn circles. Use your reins or a crop, but establish that FORWARD means FORWARD.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/t...nxRideBuck.jpg

Deerly 07-30-2010 01:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj (Post 705445)
No is not an option and movement is always achievable. If he refuses to move forward, then crank his nose to your knee and make him turn circles. Use your reins or a crop, but establish that FORWARD means FORWARD.

Yup! It might take work and patience and consistency but you'll get there :)

draftrider 07-30-2010 02:54 AM

Jynx made a kind of sissy buck there MM. :P

LadyDreamer 07-30-2010 03:08 AM

How much forward movement can you get from the ground? Do you do any groundwork besides leading/him following?

Dock 07-30-2010 08:50 AM

I can get him to move forward a little bit, but his movement is slow. It just takes a lot of work. I have been working with him for quite a long time now.

If somebody runs in front of him, he will obey and run (only as fast as the person running in front of him!)

Yes I do some ground work. He listens to you perfectly on ground work. But once you get on him, he does not listen.

Dock 07-30-2010 11:03 AM

just movin it up to the top! need some answers.

Also do you think I just need to sell him as a horse that little kids can ride while an adult is in front leading him.
If so how much do you think I could get for him?

momo3boys 07-30-2010 04:21 PM

You could try leading him from the fence so that he sees that you are up higher and still can make him walk forward...


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