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  1. Horse Training
    I am working with a horse that is a very fast learner. She had nailed down Yeilding the hindquarters and lunging (I don't have access to a roundpen so I have to lunge her instead) in 2 days. But she is very stubborn when she wants to be. She doesn't want to back up. The only time she will back...
  2. Horse Health
    I have been working with my horse for a while now. She was started for a few months about two years ago, and then had a year off. I am in college so I was unable to consistently ride for a while, but I have been back at it for about a month now. It used to be that I could not get my mare to...
  3. Horse Training
    I'm looking to buy an ex racehorse, 16hh QH gelding. He's not trained to back up, I don't want to make it stressful on him or irritate him with the training. What are some simple ways that are safe for horse and rider and aren't a hassle to go through to teach him to back up? He's a very nice...
  4. Western Riding
    I made it to state fair (4-h) and one class was trail in hand.I have always used a show halter to show in and that's what I used at the qualifying show.I was practicing backing an "L" I found out I could send her through it without me actually guiding her through it.I was told that'll help me...
  5. Horse Trainers
    I have recently resucued a thoroughbred mare and i have manely been.focusing on getting her weight.back on and getting her condition back. i have decided too start work with her so i got a saddle fitted etc and got her started.but she is fine walking at.first bit.then she starts napping and when...
  6. Horse Training
    I have just recently started working with a horse that is new to me about 1 month ago. I have been working on collecting while at the walk and trot.I have also been working on backing up. But I am a bit confused and I feel as if my horse is too. My trainer has told me that in when you start your...
  7. Horse Training
    I put together a video on the principle of pressure and release, demonstrated with training a horse to back up on the ground. This is one of my first training videos, it needs some refinement but it's a start. I hope it's helpful, I'm curious to hear feedback on it. thanks
  8. Trail Riding
    Hello everyone, I was just wondering if I could have some help with my mare. When we go out on a trail she "Naps" (now, I'm pretty sure that's just an English term, so for a horse to nap, means that the horse with stop, refuse to go forward, back up, and in some cases do anything in their power...
  9. Western Pleasure
    When I ask my horse to back up he almost always puts his head down. He knows how, is he just being stubborn or am I doing something wrong?
  10. Horse Training
    I have an 8.5 year old registered paint that I just got last weekend. He was doing great, but then yesterday he started to refuse going in the barn and backing up. When I tried pulling down to get him to stop it made him back up faster. He keeps looking at the grass like he wants to graze, but I...
  11. Horse Training
    I recently bought an off the track thoroughbred. The only background I have on her is that she was given away from the track because she wouldn't go in or possibly leave the starting gate. Anyway, things were going pleasantly enough for the two of us. I had ridden her about 4-5 times with no...
  12. Horse Training
    I have been riding my friend's horse for about 7 or more years and we are doing great!!! I only started him really training last year (collection and extension, small jumps ext.) Problem is he refuses to back up under saddle. We have done in hand backing. Up inclines to build back muscles...
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