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ponymadgirl2

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ponymadgirl2 says:

That's what I'm afraid of.

Havent been on here in a while, been quite busy with one thing and another.

But just wanted to post this video and get some horsey sympathy i guess, cos as most of you know ive been reschooling my exhunter since xmas. and its been going so well, as you can see from some of the clips. but recently he's just being such a monkey, and ive had my instructor out and everything, but he just refuses to behave. and theres nothing wrong with him - that was the first thing we checked, but its just so demoralising after all of the work i put in for him to just shove it back in my face. and stuff at home is rubbish, so i used to love going down the yard to ride, but now its just a battle :(

i guess most of you will know what i mean

so heres the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvSBSy-OYgY&feature=g-upl

please watch it in 720p HD

 

xx

 

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brook

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brook says:

Re: That's what I'm afraid of.

Lovely video, he's a beautiful boy ! Don't worry you are not alone, i've been going through exactly the same thing with our 5 year old TBX. She was coming along sooooo well with her schooling and was always a pleasure to hack when all of a sudden bang ! Now she refuses to work in the arena and is unpredictable to hack. To cut a long story short we had everything checked and now think it's behavioural and dominance. We are now getting professional help as she's started rearing to get her own way.

 

Try not to take it personally as he's just being a horse, he's not trying to get one over on you. I do understand how you are feeling though as I'm going through it too. If you don't mind me asking what is he doing wrong ? How old is he and what sort of work are you doing with him ? It's really a process of elimination, it might just be something simple like him needing a break. I hope that you get to the bottom of it, keep in touch with your progress and good luck XX 

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ponymadgirl2

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ponymadgirl2 says:

Re: That's what I'm afraid of.

thanks

hes basically refusing to accept the contact and work in any sort of outline - he's tracking up so theres nothing wrong with him, but any time i try to ask for an outline his head goes up, and then even if i dont, he snatches at the contact. ive been encouraged to build up his muscle by lifting my hands and pushing him into the contact, which HAS been going so well, until now :/

hes 11, hes had lots of breaks and really isnt that fit :/ xx

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Lottiepony

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Lottiepony says:

Re: That's what I'm afraid of.

 Try not to let it get you down it happens to eveyone! Have you tired just hacking out for a week just give you both a break and relax and enjoy each other? Its easy to get bogged down with these things so just enjoy the time you guys have together x

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