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Posted 11/26/2014 9:30:32 PM
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Sorry, this is a long one.
I've been leasing a horse since October. He's 10, but he's still really green and sat for years before I started leasing him. Whenever I go catch him, he'll walk up to me, but when i take him out of his pen(the horses are in outdoor pens with a shelter) he will stand and not move. I can get him going, but it's a pain. Then he'll move around when I'm cinching up and mounting(he's gotten better at that but he's still not "good") then when I'm riding he is VERY difficult to get going. Pretty much the only way to get him going is because I tick him off with my cues enough. I'm the first one to make him work in a really long time, so I can see how he would resent it, but how do I help him enjoy rides? Thanks,
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Posted 11/26/2014 9:34:43 PM


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i don't think it's that he just doesn't like being ridden or is bored. i've met a lot of horses like this. they're literally just don't want to move lol. and moving while tightening the girth is very common. but carrying a crop with you would help. when you're trying to walk the horse to the barn and stops, give em a whack on the butt. same for when riding, because no one likes being whacked on the butt lol.

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Posted 11/27/2014 7:29:15 AM


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Lol yep crops are a horse persons gift from God



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Posted 11/27/2014 8:21:36 AM


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Posted 11/28/2014 11:54:18 PM
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Haha okay, guess I'll be investing in a crop! I use spurs if he's being really bad, but they don't seem to have an effect, so I'll try this.

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