Recent content by AengusOg

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    Why do hunts need terrier men?

    In all my years alive I've never heard the fox being referred to as 'Toby'.
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    Starting a young horse

    The simplest way is to teach the horse to yield his head and neck away, firstly from physical pressure, then from remote pressure using assertive body language. Once this is established, the horse can then be asked to go forward and, having learned to move away from the handler with his fore...
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    Eskadron control headcollar

    Nope. That's not how negative reinforcement works at all.
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    Eskadron control headcollar

    I had a wee peek at your other posts...I think the hunt may be the least of your problems. I'm just saying I would rather have a well trained horse than one which behaved through fear of consequences.
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    Eskadron control headcollar

    Far better to train.
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    Eskadron control headcollar

    It'll be the fear of pain.
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    Horse worried in traffic - any solutions?

    It's maybe you on his back, doing something which is worrying him, then?
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    any tips or advice please on horse going crazy at shows?

    Well, that's helpful. :rolleyes: In that case perhaps you need to do a bit of groundwork with your horse, as it sounds as if he is totally out of control. What does 'buddy him up' mean?
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    any tips or advice please on horse going crazy at shows?

    I'm guessing that your horse lives on his own without the company of others. If that is the case, then the part of the answer lies in addressing that.
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    Socialising a rearer- terrified of other horses

    You don't tell us anything about what you were doing when all this happened.
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    cheeky youngster

    Your sister looks like a strong girl, but she will get hurt if she continues to try her strength against the horse. She is wrestling him and he is just leaning all over her. See the way he plays with his field mate...he is doing exactly the same with your sister. Your horse is doing everything...
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    Horse reducing circle on lunge

    It helps greatly if you teach the horse to yield his head/neck/fore, initially using physical pressure and then assertive body posture. A horse which has been taught this is less likely to fall in or attempt evasion by turning in. You can send him on on a circle and, if he fails to stay out...
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    Bringing back into work (lunging)

    If it were me doing this I'd be starting from scratch as if the horse were a total novice. That way the horse is getting a thorough education and so is less likely to present problems. I usually start with very basic yielding exercises in hand. Teaching a horse to yield to pressure, both...
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    Good gentle Backers

    I have tried to send you a PM, but you seem not to be able to receive them.