And if that first video is any indication, by Clinton Anderson methods.
Originally Posted by Fillabeana
Maybe one thing working for me is that my guy does step under, not just shuffle over. One of the things I do with him in his pasture/in his stall is something similar to what that guy's doing but I ask for the nose to follow the rear and give to the pressure to keep slack in the lead, ie, if I'm on the near side I'll have the the lead in my hands and I face his hip. I walk into his space like Buck does at 1:00 of that video you linked and he moves pretty much like Rebel (I think that's Rebel, isn't it) does rolling over in front/stepping under in back. He's gotta give me both movements (and keep the float) nicely/calmly for about four steps before I stop and do the same on the other side. Perhaps instead of stopping the exercise to reposition, I should ask him to cross over in front of me at that point to do the other direction. I never thought of that before! :eek:
1)He asks her to move her butt over, and gets what he wants when she swings her butt over. But she NEVER takes a step with the inside hind CROSSING OVER IN FRONT OF the outside hind.
Makes sense in the "building a feel" way -- working down to the most minimum signal to get the correct response.
Buck talks to somebody named Melissa, about going about showing a horse what you want, until the horse does it with a quiet attitude- otherwise, you're building scoots and 'flees' into the horse, 'just makes the spring a little tighter' as Buck states.
Ouch! Yeah, that would be me. I'd probably be the first one he'd ever smack up side the head with a flag. :yes:
The first thing that happened in the clinic was that Buck took my horse away from me, telling me that watching was like fingernails on a chalkboard to him- I was just basically a boat anchor on the end of the lead rope, annoying the horse.
I took a year off from riding him so I could get some hardcore time on a packer who took very good care of me and gave me loads of confidence. Now I find that we're getting on MUCH better when I'm in the saddle due to that gain in confidence, but there's still something missing on the ground, ie, I'm not the same confident person on the ground as I am on his back.
I LOVE your attitude. Realizing that you don't have the knowledge or ability that you need to get something to work, is the first part of acquiring that knowledge or skill. You'll get it. It might take some time, and some help, but if you keep after it, you'll get it. I like to say that I have about a half a clue! Keep looking, noticing, trying, and get some good help, a good mentor.
We get sticky on this too. I'm not sure what sort of stimulus I'm sending that says "I want you to back up" when I move from currying his shoulder to currying his neck. Without fail he does this on his near side. And the freaky thing is, if I'm grooming him loose in his paddock, he doesn't do this, its only on the cross ties. Horses are so weird!
A horse has to learn to follow your intent.
I also have "True Horsemanship Through Feel" and love the book...I just wish I had someone to demonstrate things for me.