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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So, I've recently been absolutely infatuated with Liberty training. I thought that one of my horses would be great at it. I probably shouldn't have had my expectations so high. Koko is a 16 year old American Quarter Horse standing at 14.2 hands tall. He is full of personality, and is a very...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi, I started posting on this forum after purchasing my forever pony - a complete blank slate and long term project. He is aged 5-6 years old, and is 12hh. He had been unhandled for two years when I purchased him, and incredibly timid/nervous around people. He was head shy, flighty, and unable...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi, I wanted to start liberty training one of my geldings (on the ground only, as he isn't broken in). I have been trying to research methods of doing so and so far have found little that is actually helpful despite reading many books, watching hundreds of videos and tutorials and asking people...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have started Liberty with my boy, we just started today actually. I started off by leading him, doing a few loops (saying the word loop) and standing still (saying the word stand) on queue. We then moved onto me loosely holding the lead, him and I walking side by side. He was a bit forward...
  5. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    hi all! Its been a while since Ive been on the forums. My horse Pluto & I had some issues today & i was hoping to get some advice. I'll try to keep this short! (brief backstory) I've had my horse Pluto for a little over 3 months now. He's an 18 year old, 14.2 hh arabian who was pretty...
  6. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi guys! I just started out at this forum so I'm hoping I'm in the right category! I wanted to spread the word of Intrinzen, a new training program that I came across in early September and seems to be just wonderful. I'm getting more and more into it all, I began training my 3 mares (who all...
  7. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I need help with my mares and groundwork, as I want to start Liberty but don't know where to start! one of my mares, rain, is a very lazy horse. When I'm leading her in from our 600acre paddock, she will often stop and refuse to move unless I give her a tap with the lead rope (sometimes doesn't...
  8. Horse Videos
    This was my mother's day treat, getting to play with my mare after a few days of rain. I took off her blanket, gave her some nice scratches then we ran around the pasture together, lol. This is what we do when I can't ride. https://youtu.be/4A9XZiy6ncM
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    What are your thoughts and opinions on it and do you think it works for every horse?
  10. Horse Talk
    Okay, so is there anybody on here who does 'liberty'. By this I dont mean riding tackless every now and again, i mean those who believe things such as a horse always has a say, treating a horse as a friend ect. and work with their horses at liberty. I'm just really curious as I've always...
  11. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Just wondering where your neck rope should sit on you horses neck. Should it be up closer to their face or should it be down by their chest? I just dont want to hurt my horse or damage his natural breathing rhythm when riding. Granted, I'm not going to be yanking of his neck with all my...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a great bond with my horse, and we have complete trust in each other. Is it possible to go tackless, "cold-turkey"? Ive been researching a lot about Liberty Training and using only a neck rope. I'd like to start in his pen so there is no threat posed to either of us, but do I really have...
  13. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I was just wondering how to start out on liberty horsemanship? I wanted to give it a shot with the new horse I am getting. On my old horse I would ride tackless but I didn't consider us using liberty horsemanship so like what are the "steps" to liberty horsemanship? Or what are some exercises I...
  14. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hi I'm new here, so I'm sorry if I'm doing something wrong. I just started 2 days ago training natural horsemanship and working my way to liberty someday. I have a big icelandic horse and I got him around a month ago. We go pretty well together and he lets me ride him only in a halter with no...
  15. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    So, I recently bought a 2011 "off the track" STB who was never raced (too slow, apparently...seems pretty darn quick to me haha). I have spent a little bit of time trying to get him to trot in hand, and it is a struggle. But, when I run beside him in his paddock, he runs with me perfectly, step...
  16. Horse Videos
    Riding my aunt's 10 y.o. QH gelding, Wiley. Wiley has been in a couple movies and commercials. He even played a role in James Franco's film 'Tar.' That's me riding him. You can see me almost come off a couple times :-o! http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix5qHDttO6I
  17. New and Returning members, introduce yourself here
    G'day there, I live in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Kalgoorlie is 600km inland from the capital city, and is a gold mining city on the edge of the desert. Despite its desert status, it is actually very green, and we are surrounded by hundreds of kilometres of great riding bush. I have...
  18. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello everyone~ I have recently decided that I wanted to try and do some Liberty training with my horse Skyy. I'm fascinated with the idea and it looks like something really fun and that could strengthen our bond even more. Other than youtube (I have super slow satellite internet Dx) What...
  19. Horse Talk
    Not sure if anyone would be interested in this thread, but lately I've been doing a little bit more liberty work with my horse, including teaching her some tricks!! So far I have successfully taught her how to count, kiss, say no, and we are currently working on the bow but she's in coming along...
  20. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My mare doesn't seem to get the concept of the jump, she just plows through it. I want to start actually going over the jumps, like leading her over, and then have her do it on her own. Are there any things I should and shouldn't do? Is the round pen okay to jump in without messing up her legs...
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