is there any info or lesson about learing a yearling to tie?
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Hi, i have just been reading about teaching a horse to tie. i dont want to type out full chapter out of book but there are steps you need to do first to test that your horse is ready to tie. if you are able get Kelly Marks book Perfect Manners. Page 124 will start you off. hope this is helpful
Yes, a lesson on teaching a young/any horse to tie up would be fantastic Monty.
Agreed. In the Q&A section there is a bit on teaching a horse to tie (towards the bottom of the page.) Monty mentions using "The Leader" which can be purchased at jedlickas.com. I went to the site, and there is no such item. I want to teach my yearling to tie, and would love to find The Leader, or another bungee-like rope that is safe. Suggestions, Monty????
Dr.Robert M.Miller ties his foals with an inner tube, so the foal never feels restricted, please read about it in his book "Imprint Training of the newborn foal". Monty has his own method of imprinting, based on Robert Miller's training. Other suggestions can be found in Monty's "From my hands to yours", about remedial horses that have an issue about being tied.
This might give you an idea of natural ways to help your yearling understand, that he can come off the pressure by coming forward. This is not a primary reaction for a young horse, they would go "into" the pressure. They can learn to yield to pressure quite easily.
Slow is fast, help your youngster to get it and he'll be fine for the rest of his life.
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can stop my 3 and a half year old mare from breaking free all of the time when i tie to groom and breaking countless leadropes. She seems to have learnt that if she puts enought pressure on the rope then it will give way. She doesnt do it through fear, she does it because she knows she can. Someone told me to use a cow halter that will create pressure all around the head. Im not sure, this seems cruel and goes against all I believe
What you describe sounds to me like "into pressure", this means that your young horse has not learned yet to yield to pressure. You could try the above suggestion with the inner tube of a tire, so that she finds that the pressure doesnot cease when she pulls against it, but as soon as she gives in, it becomes less. Never leave her alone, when practising this, but let her find out, that it is her action that causes the reaction.
Find a describtion of Monty's bungee rope method in "From My Hands To Yours".
Keep us posted,
Nicky - this problem has arisen previously on Forum. You may care to also check out the responses made at that time. See "Afraid of Pressure" August 10, 2011 Candi under Forum: Horse behaviour and training