Gaming on 4 yr. old

BobwhiteQuailLover

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My horse is a 4 yr. old bashkir curly gelding, and he is more of a pleasure horse, but i am training him for gaming. How can i get him to be faster running down to the barrels, and make him run REALLY fast back without him bucking from excitement? He will automatically do a REALLY slow canter down and run back super fast.

Thanks!!!
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If he is only a 4year old you can still train him to do anything. His breed, size, speed, and balance may limit him ever becoming a 1/2 D barrel horse...but that is why there is a 3D...and sometimes a 4D...
 

BobwhiteQuailLover

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()relics :

If he is only a 4year old you can still train him to do anything. His breed, size, speed, and balance may limit him ever becoming a 1/2 D barrel horse...but that is why there is a 3D...and sometimes a 4D...

Thanks!!!
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Also, how can I get him to stop bucking at a gallop?​
 

hunterjumper999

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Thanks!!!
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Also, how can I get him to stop bucking at a gallop?

Time- Give him a break he's only four! he's the equaviliant of a toddler !

he's just saying "mooooooom its fun!"
 

BobwhiteQuailLover

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Quote:
Thanks!!!
big_smile.png
Also, how can I get him to stop bucking at a gallop?

Time- Give him a break he's only four! he's the equaviliant of a toddler !

he's just saying "mooooooom its fun!"

Thats true, he is going to get out of it eventually!!!
 

Akane

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Don't try for speed. Trying to get speed before you have control and accuracy will just give you an unhappy bucking horse that misses or slams in to barrels. Work on technique. Get those nice tight turns. Make sure you can ask for a stop at any point in the pattern. Don't always set the barrels up in the normal triangle. A good way to set them up is to make 2 lines with plenty of space between the barrels and work up and down the lines with direction changes, skipped barrels, double turns... thrown in randomly. Keep asking for every combination of turn you can think of. The second he starts to feel too loose, rushing, or out of control make him stop. Keep him there until he stands still to a count of 3 and then begin again. Do it at a walk, then a trot, then a canter. By the time you are done you won't have to try for speed. Speed will just happen if the horse has it in him and you won't have messed up patterns with penalties or even NT like all the people who concentrate on speed too soon. Half of them their horses don't even have the balance to do the pattern correctly much less at the speed they are trying to get out of them.
 
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