Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
I tried that trick as Kevin mentioned about the..."well if you wanna run, than you got it." and run the absolute piss out of em'. Didn't work, it just makes them a handful as you stated. Next thing you know, you can't mount without them moving off, they always have their head wayyy up wanting to go, constantly dancing in place, spooky as EVER on and on and on. So I did the opposite. I made her do nothing further than a trot and kept her real quiet and calm, and she's doing amazing!! My horse was an ex barrel racer/pole bender and has a go button like you wouldn't believe. If I want her to go, she does, but I don't take her on flat runs anymore, that's for her to do in her own time in the pasture with the other horses. On trail, she's still a bit prancy so when I trot her I constantly have to check her and make her slow down or else she breaks into this very extended, hard to sit trot and than the next thing I know she's galloping. Just nice and slow and steady from now on, and as riosdad said, never canter/gallop. Just a nice slow, steady trot.
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