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Video: Fix Head Tossing with John Lyons

Watch John Lyons video to learn his tried and tested method for reforming a head tosser.

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Q: My horse tosses his head constantly. I had the veterinarian out, and she says his teeth are fine. I even asked a trainer to help me find a comfortable bit and adjust my horse’s headstall, but he still tosses his head. Help!

A: Watch John Lyons’ video to learn his tried and tested method for reforming a head tosser.

 

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Marion    Sussex, NJ

11/26/2014 6:54:55 AM

My personal experience was a trainer with hard hands! Fired her butt! Horse was fine after that!

Marion    Sussex, NJ

11/7/2014 4:01:59 AM

I would also look into first a tooth problem, bit problem or medical issue!

Liz    Del Rio, TX

7/10/2014 8:49:17 PM

My 5 year old Ten. Walker ha started doing this. However, the other day I tried Calm before I rode him and he started throwing his head anyway. So I had a friend just come and sit in the center of the round pen that I ride in. Well that made a considerable difference and it lessened. He has blue eyes so I though it might be the light but having that person in the pen made the biggest difference. What do you think about that? What advise would you give ?

Joe    Bagley, MN

1/25/2014 10:14:56 PM

this will give me something to start with when my gelding starts head tossing. I am considering a martingale so he doesn't decide to buck. He's 9yr old and greenbroke. I'm a one legged man who can't seem to keep up with training horses anymore (&57 yr.old), this is gonna take some time, I fear. Thoughts? Just keep riding him, more is better, I think. My daughter thinks this horse will get unruly and I'll get hurt. hmmm

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