The Horse Forum banner

ground work

  1. Horse Talk
    Hello. I've read many articles and forums on how to deal with a horse that is nervous under saddle but I have the opposite problem. My 11 y.o. Oldenburg gelding is extremely nervous when standing on the cross ties, being led, going into his stall, trailering, and pretty much anywhere else. He's...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I love my gelding Buck. Prior to my ownership over a year ago, he was always ridden in a twisted wire gag bit by an inpatient 10 year old girl who wouldn't make him mine. Her mom and my mom have been best friends for over 20 years and she gave him to me for my 16th birthday. He wasn't ridden...
  3. Horse Training
    Hello, I'm an independent instructor/trainer in Cincinnati, OH, and I am currently working with a 6 year old OTTB gelding. He has been handled for the past year by his owner who does not have a lot of experience working with horses, and certainly none with young OTTBs. Naturally, he has some...
  4. Horse Training
    I am looking into adopting an 8 year old appaloosa mare from a local rescue. She was started under saddle 2 years ago, but hasnt had any work since. I am planning on starting from the beginning: ground work, etc. But does any one have any advise/experience on starting a "late" horse?
  5. Horse Training
    I have been fully engulfed by horses the last 16 years of my life and I am currently at an impasse. I have been trained in a method that has a stong and complete background from German Dressage. I haven't been at the barn where I learned this method in over 6 months and I am finding that without...
  6. Horse Training
    I have a yearling who is finnaly 12 months, so I'm going to start working with him in the summer finnaly!:lol: So far he lets me halter him, leads (but walks all on me), he loads, and let's me pick up his feet for a few seconds also I can brush him. My question is what should I do with him as...
  7. Horse Training
    I just wanted to know how to build some muscle on my 2 yo. I've decided against saddle training him this summer, and just working on other things. Any suggestions on some things I can do to help him build some muscle?
  8. Horse Training
    Does anybody have cool and fun groundwork ideas for bonding with my new horse while still establishing my leadership position?
  9. New to Horses
    I own a 20 year old Thoroughbred Quarter horse mix geldling named Rusty. (in the picture) I currently lunge him but need other ground work to work on so him and I don't get bored. I would like to bond with him by working on ground work. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks
  10. Horse Training
    I haven't worked with my boys (9 year old quarter horse and 11 year old warm blood paint mix) in several months due to excessive morning sickness but I'm looking to start up a new training routine this fall. I'm not going to ride, just ground work. I'm hoping to ride next spring when my new...
  11. Horse Training
    I recently (three months ago) bought a super sweet and willing gelding who was abused pretty badly by men and is now fearful of them, whips, and the saddle. We have been spending countless hours on ground work to build up our relationship, and his trust in me. He now picks all four feet up by...
  12. Horse Training
    Currently I am helping to train a three year old gelding. At the moment he doesn't lead the best. He understands to walk with people but he likes to fall behind, which when we're walking through a field with a lot of other horses that just crowd around. The worst bit he doesn't understand if you...
  13. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hello, I'm looking for some advice about a 10 year old Paint horse that I have been working with for about 2 weeks now. She was trained and worked with a lot, but then she hadn't been ridden in over a year. Her owner asked me to work with her and see if I like her enough to buy her. I fell in...
  14. Horse Training
    I have been researching alot of different ground work techniques and there are so many options out there. I was raised with the old cowboy ways and I personally dont like the use of force or the idea of "breaking" a horse. This particular girl that I want to work is a 4yr old mustang who is...
  15. Horse Training
    Howdy folks!! Just wondering about teaching my pony new ground work exercises we've already done... . backing up .lunging and teaching to stop on command . 'the game' walking and when you stop, she stops . throwing the lead rope over her head (gains trust) . few other things but can't remember...
  16. Horse Training
    Hey guys--I'm new here. I'm probably getting a 16H (will be close to 17) solid Paint mare, born 11/2007, who has had the saddle on, and some ground work. We are going to look at her tomorrow, so I will evaluate her more. However, I'm looking to get a list of ground work/things to work on with...
  17. Horse Training
    I have a Canadian mare that I have been training but she is very pushy and let's just say she has a lot of 'personality'. I really need to work on her ground manners. does anyone use clicker training? and if so, has it worked out for you?
  18. Horse Training
    Winter is coming soon, and I came up with the game plan for Comet exercising-wise (I know, some people do or don't work in the winter. I work lightly, once or twice a week.) Until it gets to be late December or early January, I'll probably ride. December thru late February or early March, I'll...
Top