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post #101 of 1323 Old 10-15-2015, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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About the shoes. Obviously I dont want to be wearing sandals but remember she crunched my baby toe not once but twice (the last time about 3 weeks ago), I thought my toe was broken i was in so much pain. The first time was the night i moved her to the new barn, put her in her new paddock, was just about to let her go and she discovered the electric fence and freaks and stepped on my baby toe. The last time was when i was grazing her, I was standing maybe 4 ft away from her and she all of a sudden spooked and ran in towards me and stepped on the same baby toe. Im just waiting to be able to wear a shoe again then ill immediately pick up steel toe mud boots. I always have my mud boots in my car.

Im going to try tonight actually to see if i can put my boot on cause im pretty close to fully healed, I can at least walk normally now and put full pressure on the toe without discomfort.

But now if she spooks when im with her, i will elbow her hard and either give a sharp yank on the lead or smack her on the neck with the lead. Sound right?

Also guys, I would like to record another video tonight. It perhaps wont be the best idea to work on the same stuff with her in the arena (lunged her Tues and did this video last night already). Maybe I can step up the camera outside and do some leading with her there and hand grazing? Then you can perhaps see her trying to get ahead of me and you will get a clear idea of what shes doing.

I can also do some changing direction with her in all different directions and see how she is.
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post #102 of 1323 Old 10-15-2015, 02:54 PM
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If a horse spooks into me, I make sure it's the last thing they EVER even think about doing again. Remember when I told you about my old gelding who "spooked" at a leaf and ran up my shoulder? There's a reason that was the last time he ever did that. Because I made sure he thought he was going to die if he ever even thought of doing it again.

You can see from the pic I posted how big my gelding is. That was him as a 2yo. He's now a full 8" taller and a good 500lbs heavier. First time he spooked into me, he got the CTJM to end all CTJMs. Now, he's extremely careful about remembering where I am if he gets a little looky, even. (He's not a big spooker to begin with, but when he does spook, it's kinda scary 'cuz of his sheer size). Even when last summer the farrier approached him and he freaked out (reared, spun and bolted), he was very careful to keep his crazy away from me. Yes, I was still hurt, but it was more my fault than his (didn't let go of the lead rope in time and got dragged with my face in the dirt and dislocated my middle finger).

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If a horse spooks into me, I make sure it's the last thing they EVER even think about doing again. Remember when I told you about my old gelding who "spooked" at a leaf and ran up my shoulder? There's a reason that was the last time he ever did that. Because I made sure he thought he was going to die if he ever even thought of doing it again.

You can see from the pic I posted how big my gelding is. That was him as a 2yo. He's now a full 8" taller and a good 500lbs heavier. First time he spooked into me, he got the CTJM to end all CTJMs. Now, he's extremely careful about remembering where I am if he gets a little looky, even. (He's not a big spooker to begin with, but when he does spook, it's kinda scary 'cuz of his sheer size). Even when last summer the farrier approached him and he freaked out (reared, spun and bolted), he was very careful to keep his crazy away from me. Yes, I was still hurt, but it was more my fault than his (didn't let go of the lead rope in time and got dragged with my face in the dirt and dislocated my middle finger).
I was in so much pain when she spooked into me, but now i know the next time it happens, i will correct her hard.
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Thanks Sky for your feedback, I took the time and even went back to my video at each time point so I can visually reference it.

A lot of things that i did that were unintentional but i did. Will really need to watch my eyes and body language.

Keeping my head and shoulders up high will forsure help a lot.

When you say that when i lead her, to raise my hand holding her leadrope to her chin. So technically both my hands should be pretty close in height from the floor?
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Thanks Sky for your feedback, I took the time and even went back to my video at each time point so I can visually reference it.

A lot of things that i did that were unintentional but i did. Will really need to watch my eyes and body language.

Keeping my head and shoulders up high will forsure help a lot.

When you say that when i lead her, to raise my hand holding her leadrope to her chin. So technically both my hands should be pretty close in height from the floor?
Almost like you're lifting your leading hand to go forward and lowering it to stop. Your other hand is independent and is used to only influence the engine of the horse
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Almost like you're lifting your leading hand to go forward and lowering it to stop. Your other hand is independent and is used to only influence the engine of the horse
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Just to double check, the hand Im raising and lowering is the one that is on the inside?

So if she is on my right, I raise and lower the right hand?

Also, i think im going to take another video tonight. Any quick suggestions on what I should get her to do?

Im thinking i could lead her outside and do the constant change of directions and see how she does and if she gets better throughout the quick lesson.
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Oh yes, about your toe. Been there.

Don't recommend steel toes for horses though. Actually have heard of them being crushed. A horsemen's boot would be best, or nice sturdy work boots should be fine.

Have heard great things about Ariat All Terrains. Usually wear Ariat or Justin pull on Ropers myself.
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Your mare is very pretty, I like her a lot. Are you really tall?
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post #109 of 1323 Old 10-15-2015, 05:56 PM
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Just read what I posted last ...

Steel toes are not good for working with horses. They may be ok for the horses themselves. LOL

I prefer barefoot for horses if possible, and at home for myself. hahahaha
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Your mare is very pretty, I like her a lot. Are you really tall?
Yes Im 6'2 but shes not too small for me. I prefer smaller horses to rid on (dont like heights). Ive ridden an 18hh horse before.
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