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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:24 PM
NO, do NOT tap it with anything, please- how would you like it??
Make the horse walk backwards every time he does it (if you wish to actually "cure" the behaviour it will take patience and time) I would use a clicker and a reward and, as soon as he is fully retracted, click, praise and reward. After a few times, if you think he has caught on, tell him sharply "no" when you pull him up, then be sweet, back him up, click, praise and reward. After a while you can cut out the food, then the backing and get the same results, but it does take time. Whacking him will not only not work it will make him shy of you (as I said, how would you like it??) Backing does work and will have lasting effects as you can do it anywhere, and you can click with your tongue- a click in the ring will go unnoticed, and even backing a step or two will also not be a problem. Train him for this as you would for anything else.
NO whacking, not even gentle whacks, please.
DUMP THE CHECKREIN!!!!!
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:35 PM