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post #1 of 9 Old 02-15-2016, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Horse wont budge.. Help?

The title isnt completely true. I manage to get him out but it is very hard... Most of the time I have to whack him repeatedly. I have tried turning him, throwing off his balance, backing him up, and pushing him but he wont budge. He has been doing this for 2 days now and it is super annoying. He is a horse that loves to test people. What can I do to get him out faster?

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-16-2016, 10:55 AM
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Get him out of where?
If he does not lead with respect, get him giving to pressure better.
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post #3 of 9 Old 02-16-2016, 08:05 PM
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Based on the very vague information, I'm going to have to go with the cliche answer and advise that you get a trainer to evaluate your horse and then teach you how to effectively handle him.

If he won't lead somewhere, either he doesn't know how....or you don't know how to ask.
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post #4 of 9 Old 02-16-2016, 10:58 PM
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If it has only been a couple of days, I'm wondering if he's lame now?
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-17-2016, 02:17 AM
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You'll have to give us more information. However, stop whacking your horse! If you "have to" do something repeatedly and it doesn't work, the answer is quite simple, although unpleasant - you're doing something wrong. Either your horse is in pain, either he doesn't understand what you are asking, either both of you are lacking in skill and training. Please, get a trainer to help you.
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post #6 of 9 Old 02-17-2016, 03:24 AM
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Bring everything back to the most basic, smallest part you can. Get him leading, ensure a quick release. As soon as he takes one step release and reward. Then repeat, starting at the slightest command, then release and reward. Don't set yourself up for failure if you know he won't go somewhere or is worse at certain times.
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-17-2016, 08:25 AM
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If it has only been a couple of days, I'm wondering if he's lame now?
1. ^^^make sure the horse isn't in some sort of pain.

2. Then hire a trainer for yourself and the horse.
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post #8 of 9 Old 02-17-2016, 09:26 AM
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This is one of my favorite "go to" videos for a horse with no go.
Hopefully you'll get some tips and some insight:
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post #9 of 9 Old 02-17-2016, 09:37 AM
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It would help if we knew if you were leading him or trying to ride.

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