stop please - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Western Riding

stop please

This is a discussion on stop please within the Western Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        09-25-2009, 02:52 PM
    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    My reins always vary in lenght depending on the conditions. When you put a steady consistent pull on a horses mouth your not trying to force his head down you're only asking for him to put his head down. If he throws his head the pressure (which is not a lot) stays and when he breaks at the poll and softens then it goes away. It doesn't matter if my hands are high or low because he gets relief only when he gives the desired response. I would have done enough of this at the walk and trot that it would be a very short lesson at the canter. Incidently, and I'm not trying to offend, what is your experience (years, schooling ect.)? I do like the advice on lungeing I have often done that although I use a round pen and no lines.
    I also think that I have to have a heavier hand because my mare has a poor work ethic, and she doesn't really care about pleasing me. I have to work harder to make her do what I want her to do because she's so bullheaded.
    Sponsored Links
        09-28-2009, 04:29 PM
    Circles. Work on circles. Begin with a walk, then trot, and if she responds well to the trot, then lope. Bump and release to slow her down. Circles will allow her to collect herself and get her feet up underneath. I'm working on same and it does take time. My QH gelding goes from walk, trot, to zoom!
        09-28-2009, 05:24 PM
    Like said above, see-saw the reins back and forth, if she doesn't listen, one rein her. Cheyenne used to be very bad with this. She would grab the bit and take off, getting very challenging to stop and it worked for me. Now she is extremely soft. Also I reccomend keeping her in a really mild bit while learning.
        09-29-2009, 02:25 PM
    Thanks for all the great responses. It seems to be like my husband says. It takes time.
        09-29-2009, 11:28 PM
    It might also help if you wait until she is ready to stop before ask her to stop. So if you're loping circles and you feel like she isn't ready to stop just keep loping circles until she gets winded and is ready to stop on her own then you can direct her toward the fence and ask her to stop. She will want to and if she is headed face on with the fence she won't have a lot of choice.

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Bucking Non Stop! CambriaStables Horse Training 40 03-15-2011 11:38 AM
    Should I stop this? Vidaloco Horse Training 14 08-10-2008 10:12 AM
    Not a whole lotta stop..... Need help kim_angel Horse Training 16 05-28-2008 09:50 AM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:05 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0