demarco Thank you for the advice ! Only problem is he just fights back with the crop too
My horse used to be the same way. I did a TON of dressage flatwork with him, getting him to get softer through his whole body and respond to my aids. I also lunge in a neck stretcher, which helps him to move correctly and forward. Also, when riding, when he doesn’t respond to your aids, build up the tension in your legs, and if he doesn’t respond, tap him behind your leg with a stick. Hopefully this will get a reaction out of him and he will learn to move forward with a more subtle aid. Goodluck!!
yes he does voice commands on the lunge and I’ve tried tht idea when riding but still he resists:(
your absolutely right with the ground work and manners which he is lacking and I’m working on that with him .... so thank you !
I have a horse that was like this... she still does this and throws fits sometimes too. For me she began to go when I used spurs. I didn’t use them hard or anything, but I got on her and I gave a firm spur (nothing too hard!) and she realized that I meant business. It seems that doesn’t work for your horse though... When you lunge him does he know voice commands? If he doesn’t then work with him on the lunge until he learns voice commands. Eventually you should be able to lunge without a lunge whip and just your voice. Once he gets that then have someone hold him on the lunge while you ride and use voice commands (you can use the aid of a lunge whip for the beginning of this part). This might help him understand better. Once he gets that then take him off the lunge, but still have someone in the ring with you, and eventually you should be able to go fine.
Make sure you work on groundwork and respect as well. I know that everyone says this and I know firsthand that it doesn’t always work. My horse for example is very respectful and is great with groundwork but as soon as I rode her she wouldn’t go. It’s still a great thing to work on though!
Let me know how this goes, or if you’ve already tried. Good luck!
Not all horses are taught leg commands from the start. See if your horse responds to verbal commands or neck pressure (neck reining). Do NOT pull on their mouth harder just because they don’t respond to legs yet. It can be taught.
A lot of transitions. Transitions will get him thinking forward and waiting for your cue:)).
I try with transitions but then I can’t get him to go again 😅 @ltempy
It’s a young horse 🐴 and thank you ! He resists to spurs and the crop as well
Is this an experienced horse or young horse? If it's young just repetition in praise when they do it, don't overdo it call it good when they do it. If they are older and just being stubborn It takes time and just being annoying. You may want to try Spurs or a crop if really stubborn. Make sure when they do that you back off and praise, so they associate it with good.
ALot of transitions. Transitions will get him thinking forward and waiting for your cue.
It depends, I push forward with my leg and when they don't listen, I use a crop.