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Would like some tips on training colts

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        10-15-2013, 02:27 PM
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    Foal
    Would like some tips on training colts

    I've got an amazing 3 year old colt that we've bred. He neck reins, lopes circles fairly well, tracks calves, holds a rope, stops on a dime. I'm just looking for ideas on how to get a better handle on him and make him work more efficiently. Thank you
         
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        10-15-2013, 03:17 PM
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    Green Broke
    You might have better luck getting some answers by posting in the Horse Training forum; not in the roping subsection.

    "better handle on him" ..... Well what things can he improve on? What things does he struggle with? We'll need more details before being able to help you.
         
        10-28-2013, 01:52 PM
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    Foal
    He needs to neck rein alittle better pick up his leads better and learn to stop easier
         
        10-28-2013, 02:18 PM
      #4
    Foal
    One of the best ways to teach both a better neck rein and stop/using hindquarters, is to do roll backs along the fence and in a corner(circle). For leads I would do alot of trot to canter transitions while asking for the correct lead, you may have to start this in a figure 8 pattern so it's easier for him to know what lead you are asking for.
         
        11-08-2013, 02:41 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by ropinbiker    
    One of the best ways to teach both a better neck rein and stop/using hindquarters, is to do roll backs along the fence and in a corner(circle). For leads I would do alot of trot to canter transitions while asking for the correct lead, you may have to start this in a figure 8 pattern so it's easier for him to know what lead you are asking for.
    Ok I've been working on roll backs and quit a few times he's completely sat on his hind end and rolled back. He is good at picking up the correct lead for the most part. He has a hard time when I take him to the rodeo. He is so side tracked by all the other horses,lights,chutes,music that he doesn't pay attention.
         
        11-12-2013, 10:01 AM
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    Foal
    Well, he is 3....I would keep taking him to rodeos and playdays, anywhere where there will be people, horses, noise, etc. and keep him working. It's good for them to see all the sights and not be asked to "work". I would get him in the arena and warm him up just like the other contestants, put him in the box and let him hear the chute open a few times, ride him around while they are running the cows...basically, just ride him around real easy until he figures out there is nothing there that is going to hurt him. Keep him working, lots of turns, speed changes, keep him moving, he will eventually start paying more attention to you.
         
        11-18-2013, 08:33 AM
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    Yearling
    If you could post a video, that would help a lot. We're just trying to imagine how good or bad your horse rides and what you need to work on. Just take a video of everything you can do: rollbacks, stops, lope both ways, side pass, back ups, anything you can do and post it
         

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