I will never forget one of the first horses I trained myself. I can’t choose a better horse to ask my questions.
The motivation of this horse is so slow. He is a very “person” of his own, so I can talk about it, and plan to be happy… in a fake place… It’s just so.
There are many horses in the world that move when you want them to move. In fact, some horses are very nervous and use a little effort to move in the round pen. From one to the end, he almost has to train himself.
When I trained this horse for the first time, it moved slowly. It is very difficult to teach him to drive a car because he doesn’t want to move for me.
For the first time, I wore a frame with a line saying that it was going forward, not an elephant with no legs.
The class I teach is moving forward. When you want your horse to move, well, it’s so obvious that you want it to move… Don’t move.
The typical way to teach going forward and linking actions and commands to get up is to go behind the horse and to the left. Then pull the left rope slightly, then say “step” or “get up”, and then tap the back end of the channel with the whip.
This technique works well for every horse I have worked with. But this horse’s technology failed.
Whenever I tapped his ass, he either stood there and blinked, or he turned around and looked at me.
To the well-trained coach, he seems to be backing down. In fact, this is what I worry about.
Next, I tried to move a pig slap. The pig slapping is a small rod-like aid and a handle on one side with two pieces of leather on the other. When you slap the leather of your boots over, it makes a loud slap.
It is a loud flapping sound, I hope it will inspire the horse to move. It happened at this time.
The horse doesn’t take any steps forward to get rid of it. I patted my boots two or three times ago, which scared Qu La a little, but I just fastened it.
Frustrated and confused, I don’t know what to do next.
I began to analyze the situation. I know that using a whip tap doesn’t work, so I don’t need to try again. I know that the pig beater does not work, so I don’t need to repeat it.
So I asked myself, “What can I use to motivate this horse to move?
I got the answer from Jesse Biri.
Jesse Billy, a well-known horse trainer from the 19th century, taught and trained horses in roughly the same way as I did. Even the faucet at the back end with a whip is the same.
In teaching the horse to overcome fear and desensitize him to the sound, Billy prescribed a metal bowl to be strung together like a wind chime on a rope. When you shake the bowls, they look like football bats. As Bailey described, they are very effective in horse training.
So I think these noise makers will motivate my horse to move. After all, they are loud and begging when they clang and make noises.
So I nailed the horse, caught my noise maker, and tried again.
When I fumbled with the line and the noise maker tried to locate, I almost gave up on the noise maker, and it made a pretty good racket. Almost the second time it was croaking, the horse left it.
I immediately had a glimmer of hope, this is my answer.
So I tried again. I frightened the left line a little bit, then said, got up and wandered, and then I babbled the bowl.
How is the result?
Except for the horse raising his head, there are a lot of people behind him. But I know it means that I am getting my attention.
So I tried again.
This time, Qu walked forward about 3 steps and stopped. I’m so excited. Before I reached the canal, I rewarded him with caress.
Then I took a step back and did it again.
It didn’t take long for me to stop using my noise maker. All I can do is to say “get up” and he will move away. Not only did he move, but he buried his energy.
Although this horse is so frustrating, I must admit that I am very grateful. Why? Because he taught me precious lessons.
The first lesson I learned again was patience.
The second lesson is that not everything will work on every horse in the same way. Department of a lesson, I already know, but it is strengthened.
The third lesson I learned is to re-examine my understanding of horses and use this knowledge to do what I need to do. That’s why I tried to make noise.
I know that certain noises scare the horse, so I decided to manipulate his fear and noise maker. I know to be careful not to intimidate him. After all, you want to use that motivation as little as possible. Use only enough.