One of the easiest ways to change the mind of your stubborn horse is to distract him from the reason he’s balking. Giving him the command to back up, or pull backward on the reins or lead rope so his nose sinks toward his chest. This gets him moving, even though it’s not in the right direction.
A: A horse usually resists or refuses a request from his rider for one of four reasons: pain, misunderstanding, fear or disrespect. To correct the problem, you need to identify and address the underlying cause. … Pain can be caused by any number of issues including poor saddle fit or a sore mouth, legs or back.6 мая 2020 г.
A forward going horse is one with natural energy, who marches out under saddle, whose natural inclination is to go places, with enthusiasm and positiveness. They tend to be less suitable for novice riders. A backwards thinking horse is the opposite – doesn’t want to work, use energy or help the rider.
Horses who have lost forward impulsion are typically seen as lazy and dull. Maybe some are—and sluggishness can also be a sign of illness or another physical problem—but in most cases, horses lose the “go button” because of two issues. The first is mostly caused by boring, repetitive activity in an arena.11 мая 2020 г.
Say you’re backing up, and the horse isn’t backing up fast enough, then use your legs to say “Give me a change of leg speed.” My legs mean, not to walk, not a trot, not to lope, they mean give me a change of leg speed. Every time you use your legs, make sure your horse gives you a change of leg speed.
Feeding the pasture, hay, and chaff is a great base to your horse’s diet, and adding calories (energy) from oats, barley, and sunflower seeds is practical. This base diet will provide the calories, protein, and some minerals that he needs, but there appears to be insufficient trace minerals in the total diet.