boldbeau

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  1. Catching Issues: At My Wits End *HELP*

    I think that you are def. on the right track by putting her in a smaller feild. That forces her to have a closer interaction with you. Something else about the "join up" or chasing that i described that seems to help is if you ask them to change directions. I Prefere towards you, though others like to turn away. Maybe that would help your filly to focus more on you and less on jumping out, also, pushing hard when her attention wonders and letting up when it comes back on you may help her to find her own release and allow her to understand the difference between right and wrong instead of a constant pressure.
  2. Catching Issues: At My Wits End *HELP*

    I think that you are def. on the right track by putting her in a smaller feild. That forces her to have a closer interaction with you. Something else about the "join up" or chasing that i described that seems to help is if you ask them to change directions. I Prefere towards you, though others like to turn away. Maybe that would help your filly to focus more on you and less on jumping out, also, pushing hard when her attention wonders and letting up when it comes back on you may help her to find her own release and allow her to understand the difference between right and wrong instead of a constant pressure.
  3. Catching Issues: At My Wits End *HELP*

    hmmm... thats the method i used and it worked. However, not every method works for every horse. Have you considered that her "games" are just escalating and need to be pushed to a point where they are not fun? I understand how you feel though. If you try pony boys methods, please post how they go!
  4. Catching Issues: At My Wits End *HELP*

    hmmm... thats the method i used and it worked. However, not every method works for every horse. Have you considered that her "games" are just escalating and need to be pushed to a point where they are not fun? I understand how you feel though. If you try pony boys methods, please post how they go!
  5. Catching Issues: At My Wits End *HELP*

    When she runs, make her run. Make her WANT to be with you by telling her that if you want to go away from me then you are going away long and hard. Body language is a good thing to use. When she wants to be a dinkus about it, then that is when you are more aggressive by waving hands, running at her waving, twirling the lead, just making her go away. The key is that if she doesnt want to be with you then its going to be heck away and you really dont want to be with her either. You want to keep sendin her away until you see signs like an ear that is always locked on you. Shes kinda telling you that shes somewhat ready to listen. Then, if she does things like lowering her head to the ground or licking and chewing (that is a MUST in my book)and facing up with you then she may be ready to communicate and that is when you turn and walk away from her in a relaxed way. You repeat the chase and retreat if she so much as leans away from you when you walk up to her or if she looks away. My mare is a big TB and the girl that had her before me couldnt catch her. When i got her, i spent almost 2 hours in a field that was about 1.5 acres chasing her away, making her change directions when i wanted to and not letting her come in. Then, even when she was catchable, we went to a round pen and still worked on that until she would go one lap around and want to be with me. This method worked for me! [ 03-04-2007, 01:39 PM: Message edited by: RidinNSlidin ]
  6. Catching Issues: At My Wits End *HELP*

    When she runs, make her run. Make her WANT to be with you by telling her that if you want to go away from me then you are going away long and hard. Body language is a good thing to use. When she wants to be a dinkus about it, then that is when you are more aggressive by waving hands, running at her waving, twirling the lead, just making her go away. The key is that if she doesnt want to be with you then its going to be heck away and you really dont want to be with her either. You want to keep sendin her away until you see signs like an ear that is always locked on you. Shes kinda telling you that shes somewhat ready to listen. Then, if she does things like lowering her head to the ground or licking and chewing (that is a MUST in my book)and facing up with you then she may be ready to communicate and that is when you turn and walk away from her in a relaxed way. You repeat the chase and retreat if she so much as leans away from you when you walk up to her or if she looks away. My mare is a big TB and the girl that had her before me couldnt catch her. When i got her, i spent almost 2 hours in a field that was about 1.5 acres chasing her away, making her change directions when i wanted to and not letting her come in. Then, even when she was catchable, we went to a round pen and still worked on that until she would go one lap around and want to be with me. This method worked for me! [ 03-04-2007, 01:39 PM: Message edited by: RidinNSlidin ]
  7. when to let it go....

    lol... this mare is all english! Like i said.. just need to get me a round pen...
  8. when to let it go....

    lol... this mare is all english! Like i said.. just need to get me a round pen...
  9. when to let it go....

    Thanks for alll the replies!! i will definetly find a round pen to work her in... that is an awsome idea. Question though. What if she decides to pull back in an area that there is no place to tire her out in? Thanks again
  10. when to let it go....

    Thanks for alll the replies!! i will definetly find a round pen to work her in... that is an awsome idea. Question though. What if she decides to pull back in an area that there is no place to tire her out in? Thanks again
  11. when to let it go....

    NO FLAMING PLEASE. Just out of curiosity, when should a horse owner let an issue go? Example: My mare Nicole does not tie. We have tried tieing her to an innnertube where she laid down and started chokeing. We have tried smacking her with a whip whenever she went back, tieing her for long periods (fighting it out), putting her in stocks and tieing her down to a chain (she broke the chain), and the Tie Ring thing. Most of these methods made it so that she wouldnt walk up to anything that looked like something to be tied to. She gives to pressure both on the ground and on her back. This is the last of her issues that i got her with that have not been solved (okay.. i still cant clip her ears... but i can get everything else). My Alternative: She now hobbles. Pain the butt, however she stands there. So back to the question... when do you let go? IMO, tieing, haltering (that includes the ability to be caught and lead), and trailering are the bare essentails a horse needs to have down pat for the reason of emergency. But, when do you make allowances? Tieing is out, hobbling in. I seem to be trying to justify the lack of my horses training, but i would really like to know your guys opinions.
  12. when to let it go....

    NO FLAMING PLEASE. Just out of curiosity, when should a horse owner let an issue go? Example: My mare Nicole does not tie. We have tried tieing her to an innnertube where she laid down and started chokeing. We have tried smacking her with a whip whenever she went back, tieing her for long periods (fighting it out), putting her in stocks and tieing her down to a chain (she broke the chain), and the Tie Ring thing. Most of these methods made it so that she wouldnt walk up to anything that looked like something to be tied to. She gives to pressure both on the ground and on her back. This is the last of her issues that i got her with that have not been solved (okay.. i still cant clip her ears... but i can get everything else). My Alternative: She now hobbles. Pain the butt, however she stands there. So back to the question... when do you let go? IMO, tieing, haltering (that includes the ability to be caught and lead), and trailering are the bare essentails a horse needs to have down pat for the reason of emergency. But, when do you make allowances? Tieing is out, hobbling in. I seem to be trying to justify the lack of my horses training, but i would really like to know your guys opinions.
  13. what may help you is completely outlining your pic darker. Thats not what you usually do because you dont want a "coloring book" picture, but your pic lacks substance. If you are looking at a pic, remember taht there is a scale of shadows for drawing (still lifes like drawing apples and fruit might help with rounding and getting doepth). The darkest shadows for this pic should be the hind leg that is behind, under where the head is in frame to the neck (under the jaw), around the barrel to underneath so it looks round, and some shading under the ridiers leg on the horses side wuld pop it out. Anotomy wise... i say you did a good job with proportions on both the human and horse! Study pics in mags and just do shadows... nothng else.. and it may help you with depth! I htink you have a wonderful start here though!
  14. what may help you is completely outlining your pic darker. Thats not what you usually do because you dont want a "coloring book" picture, but your pic lacks substance. If you are looking at a pic, remember taht there is a scale of shadows for drawing (still lifes like drawing apples and fruit might help with rounding and getting doepth). The darkest shadows for this pic should be the hind leg that is behind, under where the head is in frame to the neck (under the jaw), around the barrel to underneath so it looks round, and some shading under the ridiers leg on the horses side wuld pop it out. Anotomy wise... i say you did a good job with proportions on both the human and horse! Study pics in mags and just do shadows... nothng else.. and it may help you with depth! I htink you have a wonderful start here though!
  15. Running to the Gate... suggestions?

    thanks for your responses. I never had this problem with her before leasing... but that is my fault for not keeping her more in line with whats okay and not okay to do. This is just something that was skipped in my instruction as well!! Thanks again.. and i will try what has been suggested!