Sharon Horner says
November 29, 2013 at 1:49 am
Hi Larry what do I have to do to become a member of your inner circle
January 1, 2013 at 7:33 am
Hi, I just was given a ex cow cutting regestered quarter horse in excellent shape and health any advise on any special handling I might need to know to have him for pleasure riding. Thanks for any info you can provide. Thanks Lisa
Charley Green says
November 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm
I’m seventeen years old and training my five year old quarter horse mare. Recently I have broken my wrist when she bolted on me, this has left me working on the ground with her to find her problems. She’s not forward, she isn’t in discomfort or anything, she just doesn’t move forward and work, just the same as she is in the saddle. (She lost her balance while i was riding her and took off galloping in the ring, that’s what we, my friend and her mother believe is her problem) She is dull to her aids and considerably lazy for a young horse, since i’m still recovering and healing I have remained working on the ground but in the roundpen she still isn’t forward enough and just drags herself around, I pretty much chase her around the pen to get her forward which is something I SHOULDN’T need to do, she should be forward on her own because a correct pace is her responsibility to hold once I set it. I shouldn’t need to constantly remind her to MOVE. She isn’t to bad in her walk or trot but her canter she just isn’t forward unless i’m chasing after her and even then she wont hold it long and even if i back off the slightest she just like “TIME TO STOP.” Does anyone have any advice to getting her more forward? Or ideas?
Secondly her dullness. She is extremely dull to leg aid for her age, her previous home has very young clunky children on her and she has become dull to the leg. I have been working on the ground with her on pressure release with my hand and using a whip, she is improving slowly. Should I just continue with what I am doing here? Are there any other things I can do with her to help her improve with her response?
Thank you for your time.
November 3, 2012 at 1:52 pm
It’s much easier to wake up a dull horse than it is to slow down a hot horse.
You don’t realize how good you’ve got it.
To get your filly responding better, simple use spurs with a sharper rowel.
Within a month she’ll be much more responsive and you can go back to a medium spur.
November 23, 2012 at 1:08 am
I hope you don’t mind me commenting on your post, but the issue you seem to be having with trying to keep your mare in the canter is something we’ve encountered a lot starting colts, especially in a smaller roundyard or one with a deeper surface, a lot of horses will do the bare minimum you make them do, and especially are very hard work to keep in the canter, run a few laps of the roundyard and i’m sure you’ll see why. Personally i’d say a big part of your problem is she’s getting sour with working in the roundyard, and the fact that the previous owners had young kids hassling her wouldnt be helping at all. if once you’re wrist has healed you were comfortable riding her out and about with someone else, she may be a lot more willing once out of the arena (although you probably want to be sure she wont bolt again, or that you can one rein stop her). sometimes a change of scene does wonders to a horse’s state of mind (and the riders). like i say, i hope you don’t mind, i’m no expert but i’ve ridden young horses who are like this, and as Larry says, its much easier to wake up a dull horse than slow down a hot one
October 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm
How to deal with horses with dangerous habits like biting and kicking
Quick fixes for horses that spook, buck or runaway.
October 11, 2012 at 6:29 am
This is the type of question that kind of irks me.
Plastered all over the “Home” page are links to solutions to the problems you mention.
How in the heck could you miss it?
Go to: http://www.FixBadHorses.com
Denis Coene says
November 23, 2012 at 6:14 am
If you would watch the videos that Larry made, also posted on a youtube channel, you would be able to find them,Also there´s a lot of tips to find on his homepage,
Also depending on what kind of reason your horse bites, is for you to find out why he bites???
??? is it by saddling up the horse????
Then you´d probably check your saddle, to see if the horse hasn´t got any pressure,
I hope you´ll find out, what really is getting into her, and ??? the why??? she´s acting like this
Take care & cowboy up
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