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Posted 8/14/2014 10:10:51 AM


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So you guys all know about Magic. I love him but he has a "grass grabbing" problem. He does it on trail rides and just walking up from the lower barn. I had better luck yesterday by watching his eyes,ears,and head. It really helped but he still did it anyway. How else do i prevent him from doing that, besides using grass reins?

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Posted 8/14/2014 3:29:13 PM


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if you're riding and he puts his head down, kick and make him move forward. he can't stop to eat if he's moving right? haha

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No matter if you're leading him or riding him, you shouldn't look at his head. If you're riding him put your leg on and lift one of your hands if he tries to eat. Keep changing up what you're doing so he pays attention to you and not the grass.

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Posted 8/14/2014 7:18:02 PM


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I have this problem with Dixie, too! She tries to put her head down and eat whenever I let out my reins. So, I tend to keep them at a length where she can stretch but if she tries to reach down and eat she can't. And try to keep Magic moving forward, too. Hope this helps!!! :)

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Posted 8/15/2014 9:05:19 AM


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Thanks guys that is all very helpful!

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Posted 8/23/2014 7:06:10 PM


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A good yank when riding does much, and the worst offenders for grass nibbling whilst being led discover a sudden infestation of ground stinging toe wasps in the near vicinity.

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Like everyone has previously stated, kick him on and pull his head up while riding. I've noticed that if you can't get his head up while leading him, taking your foot and getting it under his nose and lifting his head works too, as well as tapping him on the shoulder/flank with the lead rope to regain his attention. Try keeping his bit clean as well, it will help reduce his temptation to put his head down if he can't already taste the grass in his mouth.:)

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Scream at the top of your lungs RAPE and he will be so confused he puts his head up to see if your actually being raped!
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Posted 11/3/2014 4:01:46 PM
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Scream at the top of your lungs RAPE and he will be so confused he puts his head up to see if your actually being raped!


That isn't funny at all.

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