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Re: [RC] [RC] Rascal, the hackamore and 1st.Trailride - Charles

My first horse would race for home (I liked running so much I didn't even
try to stop her).  I got her out of the habit by going out, going home,
going out, going home, going out, going home all in the same afternoon.  She
soon learned that going home didn't mean a bath, cider rinse, food, end of
the ride, etc.

Charles
----- Original Message -----
From: "A. Perez" <walkergirl@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 31, 2003 12:50 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] [RC] Rascal, the hackamore and 1st.Trailride


  Regarding your horse fighting you when he decided to
go 'hell-bent for leather' home:  based on your description,
I would not assume he is acting up because the hack is 'too
harsh', but because he is frustrated at not being able to get
HIS way: ie: a temper tantrum.  If this is the case, any
effective bit will cause him to act up because he does NOT want
to stop, he WANTS to go home.  This makes it a training issue
instead of a bitting issue.  I'd try making him turn and go
away from home the minute he starts fighting you, not turning
again until he is acting properly: soon he should get the idea
that acting up is not an effective way to get home fast.

Good luck

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