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Why Horses Refuse to Move Forward


In the early stages of training, horses often have problems balancing a rider on there back. Also, the horses are young and uncoordinated themselves causing them to be hesitant to move forward because they might be afraid they will fall down. Allowing your horse to investigate objects in areas of training or practice will help the horse know its surroundings. That way the horse won't spook or refuse to go near one end of the ring due to an object its never seen.

Rental trail riding horses are often bomb proof and insensitive to different cues because they normally know what parts of the trails the leading horse will speed up on. Then going the pace that the leader sets and never passing the horse in front. Which is showing proper trail horse etiquette. Trail horses are supposed to be easy going and "safe". They just do their job as long as no one falls off.

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