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  • Hi there, I was wondering if someone can give me some help/tips. I have just bought a QH. He appears to be well educated in Western style. ie: Neck Reigning, great on the leg aids etc. He is terrific on the ground, listens well etc. I was wondering if anyone can help with training him to a Hackamore. I put one on him and for the first 30 minutes he fussed around, throwing his head around, but settled down. I rode him in a round yard with a loose reign, he was good, however I really want to know the best way to ensure I am using the Hackamore properley. I understand the principle about Hackamore's, but I need to ensure I do not do any damage to him. Has anyone got any tips / help etc on how I can achieve this. Would much appreciate it.
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Barefoot vs Shoes Posted on Feb 28, 2007 at 12:18 AM
I have been reading some stuff regarding the benefits of NOT shoeing your horse. With all things being equal: ie no existing problems has anyone got any thoughts on this 'new' idea of NOT shoeing their horse. Natural Barefoot trimming etc etc. My horse, a quarter horse, has very 'hard' feet..... blunts the farriers rasp etc etc. Not quite that bad, however the 64 million dollar question is: Should he be shod before riding. Now I do understand that a lot will depend on where he is being ridden. But I am interested if anyone has had any experience with this. Is it a benefit to the horse, more natural or is it 'fraught' with danger. The obvious end result being whats more comfortable and beneficial for the horse ??? Interesting topic !.
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Any ideas on a bucking horse. Posted on Jan 27, 2007 at 02:26 AM
Hi, As I have mentioned in a few blogs already I have just bought a 15hh QH. He is a great animal, and from what I can understand he has only been ridden 3 or 4 times in the last 12 months. I rode him today in a round yard and then out in an open paddock. He is great while we were just trotting around doing some figure 8's etc. Very responsive to leg aids and voice. Unfortunately when I got him into a Canter all he wanted to do was drop his head and pig root and buck. He was ok going in a straight line with a loose rein, but as soon as I went to turn him, down goes the head and he plays up.I checked his back, fearing he could be sore or bruised and all appeared ok. My question is: This behaviour is it due to maybe not being ridden for such a long time and he is trying to put one over me, or could he have sore hips, or is he just being pig headed. I made sure we finished the ride with a gentle 15 minute trot.... he seemed fine and relaxed. Any ideas ?????
Pic Of Hackamore I'm using Posted on Jan 17, 2007 at 07:14 PM
Here is the Pic I was rewferring to in my Hackamore' Blog....
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Clinto Anderson Posted on Jan 16, 2007 at 11:07 PM
Hi, I have just received in the mail "Clinton Anderson's Horsemanship DownUnder". Does anyone out there had any dealings with his style of training good or bad. All the things I have read about him, plus flicking through this book, it appears that his methods are ok and work well. Any Comments ?? I want to train my new QH, (probably re-training me ) so we can have trust in each other. I am thinking of applying Clinton's methods. Just as an FYI I am not planning on going full Western, cutting, tent pegging etc. All I want is to be able to do trail rides and enjoy my ride without having to fight with my Horse. As I have said I have only had him 1 week and so far he appears to be very responsive to voice commands.
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Hackamore Bridle Posted on Jan 15, 2007 at 01:46 PM
Hi there, I was wondering if someone can give me some help/tips. I have just bought a QH. He appears to be well educated in Western style. ie: Neck Reigning, great on the leg aids etc. He is terrific on the ground, listens well etc. I was wondering if anyone can help with training him to a Hackamore. I put one on him and for the first 30 minutes he fussed around, throwing his head around, but settled down. I rode him in a round yard with a loose reign, he was good, however I really want to know the best way to ensure I am using the Hackamore properley. I understand the principle about Hackamore's, but I need to ensure I do not do any damage to him. Has anyone got any tips / help etc on how I can achieve this. Would much appreciate it.