Teaching Neck Reining

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  1. Faster Horses

    Faster Horses Senior Member

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    Looks like a Walker to me!

    I'd recommend getting a video and starting a new thread asking for opinions.

    But my basic basic point to start is by really working the walk. Take him out riding entirely at a walk and have him move out as much as he can while maintaining a walk. The walk will strengthen him up to improve his gait.
     
  2. KaylaG

    KaylaG Full Member

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    First we have to get him to quit bucking, his previous owners let him get away with it. Needs a lot of work!!! Do Walkers tend to have boney hips?
     
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    Faster Horses Senior Member

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    Are the pictures you shared current? He doesn't look in great health, looks a little on the wormy side. He's got quite a potbelly with no muscles and little weight on his back and hips.

    I'd start with having the vet out, have a fecal sample tested for worms, have his teeth checked, and see if there's a physical reason why he's bucking. Usually, there is.

    He's a super cute horse--I hope to see more about him.
     
  4. KaylaG

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    201F9B76-F54A-4ED3-8FE7-43099BC2D527.jpeg 111127FF-06A1-4A85-9312-6E8E82E77155.jpeg 111127FF-06A1-4A85-9312-6E8E82E77155.jpeg 201F9B76-F54A-4ED3-8FE7-43099BC2D527.jpeg I have noticed his hips are protruding, we are probably over feeding a little bit. We feed Timothy grass hay and grain. The other two horses look fine. I believe his teeth were floated last year. Here is a picture of him before winter. The palomino color is how he looks in summer, that picture could be a few years old? Wormed him in September
     
  5. Mcdreamer

    Mcdreamer Senior Member

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    He looks his best in that last photo. And definitely looks like a walker to me. I had a walker once upon a time that was a really hard keeper. Maybe think about treating for ulcers? You can do the nexium trial--it's the cheapest way. And add alfalfa to his diet for extra protein and helps buffer the stomach as well.
     

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