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post #1 of 12 Old 02-03-2016, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Horse start walking- tooting when about to mount

I use mounting block to get on the horse . But mu horse starts walking - tooting moment I get on the saddle , even before my other for can get in to the saddle. It's not safe. How can I correct it. Please share tips . Thanks
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Walking tooting? Is that an autocorrect mistake or do you mean your horse suddenly has gas as it walks away? :)

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what would the "Toot " be an auto-correction for?

can you stop him? using your reins? and back him right up to where he should have waited for you to settle.
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I'm a cheater. I stick a treat in mines mouth right before I mount....

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what would the "Toot " be an auto-correction for?
Trotting maybe? The horse is not just walking off but trotting as well?

That would signal a bigger problem to me. A lot of horses are allowed to get in the habit of stepping away just at that crucial moment of mounting but actually getting to the point of taking off at a trot would mean to me a large gap in horse handling skills as the horse should never have enough slack to get that much momentum.
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I'm a cheater. I stick a treat in mines mouth right before I mount....

I do it right after, so he knows he has to wait and be good if he wants the treat.
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Oh, trotting! I get it now. :) hee hee

I taught my horse to stand with treats. I had a friend hold her at the mounting block, and when I got on, I gave her a treat from the saddle. We did this several times. Pretty soon she realized as soon as I got on, she got a treat.

Then we did it without the friend holding her. If she walked off, I brought her back. The first few times I got on, it was a matter of hopping up before she walked off, but I'd stop her and treat from the saddle again. Pretty soon she learned that if she waited, I could get on and she'd get that treat faster. Now she doesn't budge when I mount and turns her head to the side to get that treat. If I forget the treat, she's happy with a pat on the neck. I think it helps to treat inconsistently. Then she always hopes it's there, but isn't sure, so she tries really hard. But I never go too long without the treat if I can help it, because treating every once in a great while solidifies the behavior.

Also, never move off right away after you mount. Wait a few seconds so they get used to waiting after mounting. That will help eliminate them walking off as soon as they feel your weight in the saddle.

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Trotting ---- As in Walk -- Trot - Canter. Sorry for the confusion. It's autocorrect.

So basically, when I am trying to mount the horse, he takes off even before I have enough time to settle down. How do I correct this behavior?
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Trotting ---- As in Walk -- Trot - Canter. Sorry for the confusion. It's autocorrect.

So basically, when I am trying to mount the horse, he takes off even before I have enough time to settle down. How do I correct this behavior?
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