Type: Posts; User: mp
You have got to be kidding.
Glad to see you're still around, OP. I was afraid you'd never visit COTH again. ;)
If it's mental, that is a training issue. Physical can be a training issue as well, if you're asking too much too soon or the horse simply isn't suited for the discipline you've chosen.
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Take your pick.
Getting frustrated with a poster who asks questions, but does. not. listen. to the answers and then posts...
Several years ago I got a call from a relative. She'd purchased a Missouri Foxtrotter and wanted to know how to get the horse registered.
We went back and forth for awhile before I figured out...
Horses are hard-wired to look for things that might eat them. So you cannot train them not to be afraid. You can teach them what to do when they're afraid.
Video is private, CFF.
As my very first riding teacher (who was a cowboy, BTW) told me: You don't do your horse any favors by not setting boundaries for him and consistently reinforcing them.
That does NOT...
Until about 2 years ago, my horse was good on trails -- alone, with other horses, at home, trailering out. No problems.
Then he had two meltdowns when we were out alone. Then he...
My horses have never been mistaken for any other breed.
They're clearly Arabians to anyone who knows horses, although the German clinician kept referring to my usual mount as the "pony." :)
Innocent feline treat.
Your friend is an anthromophorizing whackadoodle.
Sounds promising, tarynls.
I figured since he'd been at this for so long, this practitioner might not have done the certification. My niece just graduated with her Master's in Oriental Medicine,...
I have had my horse (also an Arabian) since he was born. Early on, I figured out when he was genuinely bothered by something and when he was just more interested in the scary thing than he...
I don't know why not.
I have a lookie horse (he's 13 and will ALWAYS be that way) and he ground ties very well. A few weeks ago, a loose horse unexpectedly went flying down the barn aisle behind...
But if you put someone on "Ignore" and people keep quoting the "Ignoree" you still see the posts. Hence, my edit.
You're welcome, nhwr. :)
When a rider presents the bit correctly, it becomes a guide and the horse learns to trust the rider.
Is it work for the horse? Yes, and as such you do put him under pressure, just as you do when...
Even a less advanced rider should know how to present the bit to the horse. YOU don't take contact, the horse does.
Yup. My point precisely.
This is the organization that does the certification.
Their certification exams are used by 43 states to license acupuncturists. You can look up...
I'm not suffering from the kind of pain you have, but I've had success with acupuncture for a nagging chronic problem with my SI joint.
Ask someone you trust for a referral and go to a...
You just described my horse to a T. Except I wouldn't call the Red Menace "kind." He does like people, although I think it's because we amuse him. ;)
But he also needs reminder of who's in charge...
Oh my. Did you watch the same video I did? I saw a horse being asked to respond reasonably and the resulting tantrums were dealt with by a quiet but effective rider. Methinks you're the one who's...
OP, a warmblood Arab cross, huh? Sounds like fun. Where is SandyM? She can tell a few tales about the big Arabian crosses and dressage. :lol:
My only experience with crosses has been...
I've been riding my horse for 6+ years -- on day-long trail rides, multi-day shows and clinics with hard-ass Germans. I haven't gotten to the bottom of him yet.
He's an Arabian. ;)
Horses don't understand the concept of anything. They're very literal, in the now thinkers.
When we ask them to do something they know how to do, options are 1) do as asked (submission) or 2) do...
My horse evades "more trot" by breaking to a canter, too.
I "punish" him by doing counter canter. Then back to canter for a few more strides before I ask for a down transition to the trot and try...
No, I think they're sincere -- deluded, but sincere.