Re: [RC] Kicking Colt/ Correcting - Linda
I always put the lead (12 ft) around the horses neck, and have the horse
lower their head when I remove the halter. If they are to excited to lower
their head and stand calm... it doesn't come off. But then once they feel
it drop, if they think they are going to run off or kick, the lead around
the neck holds them there. It is only when I remove the lead and "send"
them off that they are allowed to leave. I think it stops the anticipation
of the halter coming off for them, as that doesn't really signal the "I'm
free". It has made for very calm departures for us... Personally.. I
don't ever chase a horse in the pasture, I think it just teaches them that
they can outrun you and don't need to be caught. But that's just my
> I have a 2 year old not all the times but sometimes when you un halter him
> and let him go, say after a walk or something that he is so full of it he
> kicks as he runs off....
> How does one stop this... You are not close enough to him to get him with
> in the so many second correction mode... I have chased after him and
> him with the rope, but that can be taken as play.. What is the correct
> method to nip this. This happened yesterday after the vet had given him
> his shot......My husband went after him and wopped him with the rope..
> still I don't think he is getting the message.
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- [RC] Kicking Colt/ Correcting, Jerri Larsen