Standing still while mounting.

Discussion in 'Training Horses' started by shann198, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. shann198

    shann198 New Member

    What have you found to be the easiest way to train your horse to stand still while mounting but getting them to stand next to different things for you to get on, such as logs or steps etc.
  2. South Boulder Boy

    South Boulder Boy Well-known Member

    Racehorses as you may or may not know don't do stand. They generally don't have to. However we like and need ours to. So we teach it with a verbal que with everything. The come into the tie-ups to be saddled and are told stand. They get a fly veil on in the yard and told stand, a rug on in the paddock and stand, we go to the beach and bridle them and stand. Wherever we go and whatever we do they are given a verbal 'stand'. Including when we get on, regardless of wether they are good at it or still learning they all get told to stand. It's also important when they first learn that we also stand still. It doesn't take long for them to get the point and most become so good you can call a 'stand' whilst walking into the paddock and they will stop still. On rare occasions if a baby just isn't getting it we will use two people, one either side of them and tell him stand, when he does the second person will leave, if he moves they come back. Because we ask for it regularly and in different situations should we need it out in the bush we usually don't have a problem.
  3. RVP Horses

    RVP Horses Well-known Member

    ensure you have a good FQ and HQ yield so you can push her/him over next to what ever you are planning to mount from. Prior to mount ensure you can lift your foot as if to mount without them moving, then ensure you can put your foot in the stirrup without her/him moving her/his feet, then ensure you can stand in the stirrup without her moving her feet then you can mount without her moving her feet.

    If during any of these procedure she moves then ask her to move more. Get her to do some circles may be 10 circles then go back to step one and try again. Each time she moves, ask her to move more.

    She will workout very quickly that if she moves one step it will lead to her having to move a whole lot more. She will stand still
  4. shann198

    shann198 New Member

    thank you both for your replies good ideas I will try :))

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