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post #731 of 1323 Old 11-11-2015, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Also what I was doing from 10:20-12mins is I was outside the roundpen about to give her, her cubes (I had them sitting outside the whole time soaking away) but the BO was coming up and I was getting a bit uncomfortable. Plus Im not sure how the BO felt about him being on cam, but this was really the best spot to put my cam and I didnt expect them to all go back out to the field again and come back in. Hope he isnt upset.
As you can see, one thing I want to teach her is that she cant crowd me when I have food. She will not be given the food until she stands back and stands quietly. This is actually the very first time ive done something like this with her so hoping I can do a few more quick lessons on this and she will learn. My goal is to be able to pick up food that she is eating or approach her when shes eating and not have her turn her butt to me.

There were a lot of distractions today as the barn was very busy. I was surprised (everyone must have today off, remembrance day). The shelter in the field was getting fixed, the BO and people were coming in and out, there were quite a few boarders there and some kids doing lessons. Plus it was kinda windy and there were some jets flying by. And didnt help with the guy trying to talk to me. So it was noisy and that would most likely explain why I had a bit of trouble giving my mare verbal ques because of all the noise.

Probably wasnt the best day to roundpen her today!!!!

Not saying that distractions was a bad thing, as its obviously something I need to deal with eventually and from time to time. But from a mental standpoint for myself, I stay more focused in doing what im doing without any distractions.
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I repeat.....she will NOT go back to her old ways IF you EXPECT her not to, AND continue to be the leader!!

You cannot go into every working session with this defeatist attitude.
Ok. I need to start going in to see her without the defeatist attitude. Basically what you are saying is I need to write off the past, forget about it and dont anticipate her speeding up, or her blocking me right? Just go about seeing her and mentally think as if it was never an issue with her?

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She WILL NEVER like doing something that YOU don't like, because she knows HOW you feel.
So in this case round penning? I dont mind the round pen, lunging on a line I dont really like much though.

So if I like doing something and when I do it with her, she will KNOW it and therefore she will like it too?

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If you do NOT love it, don't subject your poor horse to it.
I do not want to subject my horse to anything I dont enjoy. And I dont want to subject her to anything that she wont benefit from. But I havent roundpenned her for 3 months and havent done join up about the same time and felt it would be good as a refresher.

Remember I dont know 100% if she respects me again or not. Working in the roundpen will help build that trust and remind the horse who is the leader.

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Get on her and ride her... Perhaps you will enjoy that more.
This is not even in the picture. Remember the trainer is riding her and I wont be riding her til at least the spring or summer.
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Sorry Cinnadex, dont know how that happened. Fixed now.
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You are right, that pen is WAY too small. While I like the way he used the big timbers to steady the panels, it limited expanding it! When you thought she kicked out she was playing because she felt good. Otherwise, good job!
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Can I ask why you're doing join up again ?
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You are right, that pen is WAY too small. While I like the way he used the big timbers to steady the panels, it limited expanding it!
I agree, its a bit too small. Its only 20ft or so. The old barn one was too big at 60ft. 30ft would be perfect IMO. A 16 or 17hh horse would be crammed in that 20ft pen.

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When you thought she kicked out she was playing because she felt good.
How can you tell that she didnt kick out at me? I watched it a few times and felt she was aiming for me.

What do you mean she felt good? I know that horses do like to get their kicks out from time to time and if they do it while (even) you lunging them on a line, theres nothing to correct them over, let it be. But she turned her HQ inwards torwards me.

So if she didnt kick out at me, but just for fun...then I did the right thing by not correcting her right after (which would have been the whip on her butt and hard!). And this is why I didnt nip her in the bud and right away (which I could have if i wanted) cause when she did it, I wasnt 100% sure on whether or not that was towards me or just for fun. Cause if it was just for fun, it would be a very VERY bad thing for me to do to whip her for it. That would send her the wrong message and confuse her. "Im getting hit because im playing and having fun!...huh? Why did he hit me?"

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Otherwise, good job!
Thanks, that means a lot to me. So you think I didnt do too bad afterall? Do you think she was scared or upset with me at anytime moving her feet?

Do you think she joined up with me find afterwards even though she delayed for a bit? I blame it on me, cause I only took 2 steps towards the gate and IMO it wasnt enough of a que to her (and hence why she kept going for a second longer).

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Can I ask why you're doing join up again ?
Because I cant tell if she respects me again or not and working in the roundpen re-establishes who is the leader and builds trust. It establishes a bond of communication and trust.
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greentree,


When you see me leading her away from me after she joined up with me, is this not a different horse from the video I posted a month ago or her blocking me? (Not going to sound negative, but instead optimistic), IF this is indeed a permanent change in her, then I am sitting here in oughs and awhs in the change in her.

This is exactly how she now leads when I have her with her halter on. I only lead her AWAY from me. Yes Im having to change her sides an awful lot, but this is just something for the better for the both of us (as my trainer suggested). PS. My trainer doesnt know of this change in her yet, I havent told her, she hasnt asked me lately on any updates on my mare and I. I have a feeling she still thinks things are still a mess between my mare and I.

It might be the herd that I have to thank, perhaps they set her straight to result in this change, not me.
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