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post #1 of 24 Old 08-24-2013, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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Red face Crazy horse+open door=horse outside arena

help when ever i ride and the door is open my horse[Candy] runs out
its only on the right rein
sometimes i manage to stop it and sometimes not
it can be dangerous too
cause if she runs into the wash area and there r horses in there it doesnt turn out good
is there any way i can stop her from doing that
PLZ HELP ME!
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post #2 of 24 Old 08-24-2013, 10:38 AM
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I don't think I understand what you are telling us, Jazmin.

Are you in the stable, tacking up, mounting and the door is open? Does she then rush out through the stable/stall door with you aboard?

Tell us about the horse. How much ground training has she had? How old is she? What experience have you had with horses? How long have you owned her? What breed is she?

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When we start to work horses. We all ways make sure to do a circle before leaving the arena by the gate, or we dismount and go that way. The best thing to do is catch it before it happens. If it does happens put the horse to work hard. Horses would like to take the easy way if they can. Knowing they are done when they leave. When they work hard outside the arena they would rather stay in arena. As they think they have do canter work outside the arena. We had a mare that was so bad. If the chain was not locked she would run you out the gate. She would grab the bit and go. So we put her in a little stronger bit and had to set her down a few times. She was bad. But she got over it.
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She's running back to the barn while riding?
She's herd bound and trying to avoid work. Make sure you always close the gate or door, and when she tries to pull to the door, work hard in circles. When she stops pulling, then return to normal work. Repeat as needed.
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Work her good and hard near the gate & then take her far away from it to rest. Any time she acts up near the gate, make her work hard & fast.
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I don't think I understand what you are telling us, Jazmin.

Are you in the stable, tacking up, mounting and the door is open? Does she then rush out through the stable/stall door with you aboard?

Tell us about the horse. How much ground training has she had? How old is she? What experience have you had with horses? How long have you owned her? What breed is she?

She is a very nice horse and is well trained
Im quite experienced with horses
She is 7 years old
Ive owned her for a year
She is a palomino


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She's running back to the barn while riding?
She's herd bound and trying to avoid work. Make sure you always close the gate or door, and when she tries to pull to the door, work hard in circles. When she stops pulling, then return to normal work. Repeat as needed.
If riders are coming in and out the ring i dont think my trainer wants to keep runnin back and forth to close the gate and when i go to shows i dont want to embarrass myself goin through the gate in the middle of it!
I want to train her to stop it
She likes playin tricks shes playin with me
Shes ok when i ride her but when im on the left rein and the gates open im either goin to the wash area or goin out on a hack!
Pls help me
ill do anything
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you have not answered Feather feet's question
it sounds like you need a trainer

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Closing the gate will prevent her from running out but its not actually solving her problem so a bit a band aid really - though until you learn to control her it would at least help prevent accidents and to be quite honest its a safety thing on many yards that gates on riding areas are kept shut just in case someone should have a fall and the horse ends up loose somewhere it shouldn't be
You need to learn how to use your strength and weight to its best advantage - that means that when she does this you have to work harder and put up a fight. If you can use more pressure on one rein to bring her round in a circle away from the gate then you should do that every time she makes a run for it
If the horse is proving too strong for you in the bit you're using then it might be worth trying something else until you have stopped this behavior
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you have not answered Feather feet's question
it sounds like you need a trainer
My old trainer i didnt learn any thing i just learnt how to walk and trot i didnt know how to groom bath i didnt learn how to take care of the beautiful horses ur not only there to ride are u
Then my new one came she taught me everything
How to take care of my horse
Canter
Jump
Every thing
Then she bought my horse as a school horse i rode her for a year
My trainer said that i was the only one who could control her and under stand her
Then when i became more expirienced i bought her i know that my horse can be difficult sometimes but she is quite young she is also a mum but i like a horse with some fun spirit she wants to play all the time
I dont know what i would do without my trainer or horse
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