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post #41 of 44 Old 03-09-2015, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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This is awesome. Thank you
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post #42 of 44 Old 03-09-2015, 08:49 PM
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Have you had a chance to try any of the techniques given? I'm afraid we got a little distracted with leading as opposed to teaching. :P
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post #43 of 44 Old 03-11-2015, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Yes - I have been holding the lead rope about 2-3 inches from the clip and holding my arm out to show him that I want space and he is doing much better. I work with him every day on it and he is doing so much better. Everyone in a while if the lead rope gets too loose he will start to drop back and drift behind me, but I quickly correct him and he catches right up. He isn't walking as forward as I would like him where I am more a little behind his head, but I can see him from the side so I feel much safer. Thanks for all your help! I love this forum. You'll probably see a lot more questions from me.
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Imo a horse shouldn't lead directly behind you because if they spook, they will run right into you. If you want to teach a horse not to, pull their head over until they're leading beside you again. They should follow beside you then, but if they don't, it's likely either he's not confident and wants to walk behind you, or he was handled by a little kid (horses usually are taught to walk slowly behind the child, rather than to the side because they can step on their feet by mistake)
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