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post #421 of 1323 Old 10-23-2015, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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You can do a lot of patterns you would do mounted on the ground as well, leading over obstacles (ground poles, etc) ., backing, side yielding, etc. You can do stretching exercises for her neck.

Also, I don't always lunge in a circle. I can drive my mare on the lunge line all around the arena and have her go over ground poles (caveletti) as an exercise in trotting.

I am not sure what you are looking at regarding ground exercises.
Im looking to do fun excersizes where obstacles are present whether its poles or pylons. Previous owner said that shes done light jumping with her and she really enjoys obstacles because it keeps her mind stimulated and she does really well because shes so smart.
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Order that book and video on how to teach tricks. Sorry, I can't remember who does it. Working on teaching her tricks will give you a concrete "cause and effect" to work towards, instead of some vague position/look/move this part....
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Here are front and back of my two 101 ... Cherry Hills books.

Also have another smaller one for Advanced Western Exercises (not that I need that one, it is just much smaller size and weight.

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Ah the day has come! I just got here and shes not in the herd yet but is put in the area right next to the herd. I will sit and observe!

It seems so far so good. That a girl!
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Order that book and video on how to teach tricks. Sorry, I can't remember who does it. Working on teaching her tricks will give you a concrete "cause and effect" to work towards, instead of some vague position/look/move this part....
Is it a Parelli book? I want to find this book asap
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Here are front and back of my two 101 ... Cherry Hills books.

Also have another smaller one for Advanced Western Exercises (not that I need that one, it is just much smaller size and weight.

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Thanks, hope i can find it locally. The bookstores here suck for horse books. It seems everything is online.
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Ah the day has come! I just got here and shes not in the herd yet but is put in the area right next to the herd. I will sit and observe!

It seems so far so good. That a girl!

YAY!!!

You should take a picture or two for us, when she goes in with the others!
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YAY!!!

You should take a picture or two for us, when she goes in with the others!
I thought maybe The BO was going to keep her in that area overnight but he said no he will put her back in there in the morning. So I had to move her back to her paddock for the night.

I took a pic of her licking the salt block for a long time and everyone else was hanging out sleeping.

The herd that she would go in with have 2 geldings (the buckskin and the chestnut on the left). When I was watching, I noticed both had a lot of interest in my mare. The buckskin would be standing along the gate and then all of a sudden run up along the gate at full speed to where my mare is at. Then my mare would turn her butt to them. Is that of a concern? The buckskin running along the fence to get as close to my mare as possible.

These are two herds (she would go on the left one)

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BO was a bit worried cause she wasnt drinking water out of the auto waterer the entire time she was there. Not sure how long she was in there for today but id imagine most of the day. Usually horses find it on their own and I think she might have been a bit intimidated by the other horses hanging around there. So I feel thats another reason why he put her back in her paddock for the night.

You can see the waterer in that pic right in the middle. Its small and because my mare has never drinken out of one, it might take her time to get used to it. BO asked me if shes drinken out of one and I said no.

I love watching how a herd thinks and runs.
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i see what you mean now.

Oh ok, so when she walks by now and if she happens to brush me, I wont do or say anything for now on.
But you still believe that by her brushing me with her barrel is a compliment cause its a gesture of her grooming me like she would with another horse?
Yes she brushed me but there have been times where she would bump me. Same logic applies in that case?
Ok so in my case with her brushing me, do you see that as her grooming me? and on her terms?

Trainer does it this way because she sees it as when a horse is being led, its work time for them. They cant look around, sniff, because they need to pay attention to you and they can do that stuff when they are not being led.
Horses just aren't so black and white. I can tell you're a very linear thinker and horses are really more intuitive, so you're going to really have to work on not being so "if X ....then go to Z" in your thinking.

In this ONE case, I didn't see a reason to correct her. To avoid this happening in future, then you need to start practicing the leaving before she does and give her a pat and walk away before she can leave. By doing this you remain in control of the situation and you avoid having her brush/bump you as she leaves. It kind of goes, scritch scritch scritch (oh she's looking at her buddies over there, she'll start to walk away soon), nice little pat on the shoulder or rump or where ever and "Good girl, gotta go now, see you later." as you're walking away from her. She doesn't get the opportunity to rub, brush, bump against you.

In this one case, grooming is what had been going on and they rub against each other all the time when doing that, so ...... I'm inclined to give her the benefit of the doubt this time. It's up to you to make sure it doesn't become a habit, because like anything else you allow it can get carried away and go over the top of what's allowable and what's not.

I see & appreciate your trainer's thought process in this case, about the sniffing. I'm not that strict because I'm not that concerned about where their attention is, I know how to focus them and get and keep their attention when I want to. I understand she's trying to teach you good, safe habits, and that's a good one. If that's how she works, then go with it, it's not going to hurt anything.
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