Pri­vate Les­son

Horse & Rider - - Contents -

What to do when he won’t go for­ward.

A usu­ally com­pli­ant horse that sud­denly de­cides he just can’t or won’t go for­ward. While it’s cer­tainly frus­trat­ing, it can also be dan­ger­ous. A horse that sulls up, re­fus­ing to go for­ward, can instead de­cide to go up, rear­ing and com­pro­mis­ing your safety. It’s im­por­tant to de­ter­mine the cause of his re­luc­tance—poor tack fit, sore­ness some­where in his body, or even some­thing like mare be­hav­ior—but in the mo­ment, you need to get your horse mov­ing. I’ll tell you what not to do and then share tips for get­ting mov­ing.

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