Category Archives: Z

An Appaloosa x Arabian, I owned for 7 years who had a very aggressive, dominant personality.

Riding Z myself

My earlier post about riding Z got deleted by accident – user error on that one. Thanks Kathy and Julian for your supportive comments. As readers know, Z went to the trainer last year for 120 days and then back … Continue reading

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Balking solution: controlling the feet

I’ve written about Z’s tendency to balk. This is her natural response to being asked to move forward when she doesn’t want too. You could also call this a physical brace. I wanted to get this worked out on the … Continue reading

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Relaxed Thoughts

Let’s return to Z. She got most of the summer off due to heat and then she was moved up to Missouri. Not having to board her is WONDERFUL!! In the horse management world everything has gone along very well. … Continue reading

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Dealing with Balking – common solutions

Z’s most irritating resistance is to balk. This isn’t a balk due to fear. This isn’t a balk due to lack of self confidence and concern for what is in front of her (i.e. water, bridge, tarp, etc…). This is … Continue reading

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Protected: Dealing with Trainers and Riders (when it’s your horse)

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How Dominate Horses are Not like Other Horses

I’m dealing with a certain issue with Z that I want to change. When she comes down from a walk to a halt, or trot to a walk, she raises her head and inverts her back. Obviously this isn’t desirable … Continue reading

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Boundaries with the Dominant Horse

This will be a controversial topic. However, here it is and again, I make no apologies for what I’m going to write though it may displease some. Before you read what I have to say here be sure you have … Continue reading

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