For example; your horse is eager to get out.
He is ready to rush out of the stall when you open the door.
As he pushes forward you throw a rope around his neck, He eagerly walks out so fast you can barely keep up with him.
You open the gate, he rushes through brushing you in the process, and you quickly slide the rope of his neck.
Mission accomplished-yes? What was accomplished here, was allowing the horse to take total leadership of the situation.
First, he showed disrespect by pushing forward into you as you open the stall door.
Instead of being quick to get that rope around his neck before you loose him, you should block his way out (carrying a whip if you need to), and make him step back and wait.
Then, put a halter on him instead of a just a rope around his neck to get better control over him.
After haltering him, make him wait as you step trough the doorway first, then let him follow. Next, since your horse is eager, go ahead and walk quickly with him, but do not let him pass your shoulder.
At the gate, first cue the horse to stop and wait for you to go through first, then take him into the paddock and turn him around so that he faces you as you remove the halter.
This way he can’t brush into you to pass you as he moves off. addock, the time you are with him, and the horses behavioral patterns are being formed.
E appropriate time to teach the horse to respect you and your leaderships.
Low stress training can be started.
Things like, teaching the horse to lead correctly from both sides.
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