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post #11 of 14 Old 02-16-2010, 11:41 AM
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My horse is the opposite. He is spunky and ready to go when I leave. But he hates goin home. He loves the trails to much.

Originally Posted by Brighteyes View Post
I went home in the typical struggling, circling fashion, but once I got to the field right before the barn, I jumped off and lunged her until she was about to drop. Then I got back on, trotted away down the trail which we had come from, and let her rest once we were far away. Soon, she started to associate coming home with work and going away with rest, so she never rushed back again. :)
^^^But I agree completely. Chances are she wants to get home to her home to relax. So make it a a place of work. Take her home and trot her in circles. Work her. Keep her feet moving and her guessing. And she will start realizing that home isnt really where she wants to be. Then to cool her down, take her down the driveway and let her relax away from her home. It has worked with mine.
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post #12 of 14 Old 02-16-2010, 07:43 PM
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My new Foxtrotter wants to go fast coming home. I call it barn-sour!

I mostly do what kevinshorses suggested, pull her down to the speed I want and then give her a slack rein, then repeat if she speeds up. She is doing really well now!

A few weeks back though, when I couldn't keep her ridden enough due to the weather, she would be so excitable going home that I had to do the circling thing, weaving in and out of bushes, etc. just to work some energy off of her.

So all three of those methods (circling, going away from home, pull and release) work pretty well depending on how hyper the horse is. If she's really bad, then we go away from home and work up and down hills and around bushes until she listens and I work off some energy. (I think the circling is more for working off energy than slowing the horse down.)

Then when she is calmed down to a dull roar, I turn for home again and try the "slow to the correct speed and release" method. What's funny about that is she will sometimes get excited and walk REALLY fast, but as long as it is a walk I give her loose rein.

I tell her she can go as fast as she wants, as long as it is a walk.

Some rides I felt like I never got her calmed down where I wanted her to be, but usually the next day riding is uneventful, so I think the main cure is keeping them exercised. If they sit for weeks, well, it's almost like they can't help themselves.
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post #13 of 14 Old 02-16-2010, 08:05 PM
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I also like to ride through the sagebrush and change directions. It makes them engage thier brain and lengthen thier stride.

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post #14 of 14 Old 02-24-2010, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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thank you everyone for the great replies!!! i have tried some of this..and found the stopping her while out and waiting till she relaxes then go again..and repeat until she gets the idea...she has days where it works then days where we have problems ahha but overall its working great! thank youu!!! :)
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