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Posted 7/30/2014 3:23:04 PM
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I've been working with a 4-year-old QH mare recently, and she doesn't know ANYTHING. She's a very smart, generally good horse, besides some crowhops when she decides she's done working, haha. But I'm currently teaching her the cues to change gaits(walk to trot, trot to lope, etc) I was just wondering if anyone had any tips to make every ride more successful. Oh, and she has the cues down while lunging, just not under saddle. Thanks!

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Cues as in you verbally saying "Walk" "Trot" "Canter" "Whoa" ?

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Posted 7/30/2014 7:34:24 PM
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Get a trainer. The horse I ride is a greenie and it takes time for a horse to learn. 

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shadower (7/30/2014)
Get a trainer. The horse I ride is a greenie and it takes time for a horse to learn.
real advice would be coo too

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Posted 7/31/2014 6:01:17 AM


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Does your horse respond to leg pressure and vocal cues?
I would recommend starting with your horse on the lunge line and work on vocal cues for walk, trot/jog, lope/canter, etc. and also teach your horse to move away from pressure. So your horse should know that if you press on his/her shoulder that you asking for him/her to move and he/she should move in the opposite direction of that pressure. By teaching that, you will be teaching your horse to move off your leg

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Yeah, we've been working on vocal cues. I DO have people(knowledgable adults, but not "trainers") helping me, but I'm doing the majority of the training. Today I rode her in the arena instead of the round pen, so I think she just may not like the round pen, because she was a lot more compliant, besides a couple of bucking fits(until she realized that I wasn't going to let her get away with that). Any advice on how to deal with her moments of bad behavior?

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Yeah, we've been working on vocal cues. I DO have people(knowledgable adults, but not "trainers") helping me, but I'm doing the majority of the training. Today I rode her in the arena instead of the round pen, so I think she just may not like the round pen, because she was a lot more compliant, besides a couple of bucking fits(until she realized that I wasn't going to let her get away with that). Any advice on how to deal with her moments of bad behavior?


pull her head up and put your leg on.

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