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Here I will discuss some basic ponyplay training topics. Basic training will cover: leading the human ponytying your ponycross tying a human ponyand grooming your pony. Each of the topics and their implementation are covered in more depth on their individual s, so if you are interested in learning more, follow the link to the full article.
These training topics are relevant to nearly all forms of ponyplay, and it might be beneficial to ensure your ponyboy or ponygirl is familiar with each before moving on to more advanced or specialized ponyplay training. Before starting any training, or any ponyplay activity for that matter, you should always make sure that your pony's tack fits well. It should all fit snugly since loose tack can chafe, or come out of place and trip or otherwise hurt the pony during play.
However, the pony's tack should not be excessively tight especially if you are planning on an extended ponyplay session. In ponyplay, just like in the bio-equine world, stand to the left of your pony. You will also want to stand slightly ahead of your pony: the pony should remain to your right and slightly behind at all times. Hold the pony's reins or lead rope if the pony is in a halter in your right hand about inches away from where the reins attach to the bit. Hold any excess rein neatly coiled or folded in your left hand.
Insist on a least a foot of space between you and your pony at all times. When your pony invades your space, whatever the reason, push him off and jab him gently in the shoulder with your elbow. You can also flick your pony with the end of the reins or with a crop if you have one.
If your pony does not listen even after you tug sharply backwards on the reins, then you should pull him sharply to the side to make him walk in a circle. Tighten the circle until he stops, then you can start walking in a straight line again. This works well because you will take him off-balance, and he cannot put all his weight into resisting you when he off balance. Finally, use the power of your voice: when you want your pony to halt, use a command in addition to your physical cue i.
In addition to the word, there is also the emotional stimulus expressed in the tone and inflection of your voice. The inflection of your voice can express disappointment, anger, or warmth. One of the most important things to train your pony is how to stand still while you are working with him. Related to this, is teaching your pony both to ground tie where his lead rope or reins are not attached to a post or some such and to be tied to a hitching post, ring, etc. The first thing to do is teach your pony to stand properly: the pony should stand squarely with his feet nicely under him, his weight distributed evenly on both legs and fore hooves if not bound behind back or elsewhere should be hanging straight down, his back should be straight, head held up, looking straight ahead.
This is how a pony should look when you halt him when leading, and this is how a pony should stand in ties or when by himself unless you have otherwise indicated he may relax. You may a crop lightly to indicate which parts of the body the pony should move until the pony is standing properly.
Once the pony can stand properly, pony play training can now teach him to ground tie. Ground tying means allowing your pony to stand by himself with his lead rope or reins not secured to a post or hitching rail. Training your pony to do this will allow you to walk away and do other things. Moreover, this will be the foundation on which you teach your pony to be tied to a rail, in a trailer, or in cross-ties.
This is analogous to teaching a puppy how to "stay. Lead your pony into an arena or other confined area and stop him. Make sure the pony is standing properly with his feet are nicely under him. If not tell him "wrong" or "bad" step back to him and give the reins or lounge line a tug. When the pony is again standing still you can try again. Repeat this procedure 5 - 10 times. Once the pony is able to do this reliably, start increasing the distance i.
Now that your pony can lead, stand, and ground tie, it is time to teach him to tie. Use a ring attached to something solid that the pony cannot move, such as a wall or a post. The height of ring should be around shoulder height so that the pony will not tangle himself in the long reins or lounge line.
It is also a good idea to have good footing such as a rubber map or dirt floor. If necessary, swat your pony's ass with a crop if he tries to back up. When the pony is comfortable with you stepping away and remains standing quietly, you can start walking further away. Continue with ground tying at the tie ring until you are able to walk to the end of the lounge line and your pony will remain standing. However, do not tie it; keep hold of it, then start walking away keeping the line in your hands.
Work at this until your pony will remain standing quietly at the ring. When you can reach the end of the lounge line, gradually increase the time you spend away from your pony. It is very convenient to cross tie your pony since it keeps your pony centered and allows easy access to both sides your pony.
Prior to teaching your pony to cross tie, it is imperative that he be able to stand quietly for an extended period e. That is, the pony pony play training not be fidgeting, pulling, pawing, etc. It is good to pony play training verbal commands such as "whoa" to indicate to your pony that you wish for him to stand still. Make sure you have a safe place to tie your pony. Use non-slip flooring, such as rubber mats or dirt since slick surfaces, such as concrete, can be dangerous especially if your pony is wearing hoof boots or shoes with elevated heels.
Make the ropes just long enough so that when attached to the posts or walls, the crosstie snaps will barely touch each other in the middle. This will reduce the risk of your pony getting tangled up or turned around when tied. Now that you have cross ties setup in a safe area with good footing, lead your pony over to the cross-ties and stop him. Let your pony stand in the cross ties for pony play training couple minutes while you walk around and pet or brush him. This will help calm the pony and let him know the cross ties are safe and he can relax.
Reattach the lead rope or reins if you detached them and release pony from the cross ties and put him back in his stall. Do this a couple more times if possible on different days leaving the pony make sure you stay nearby for safety in the cross ties longer each time until he fine standing still in the cross ties for 15 - 30 minutes. Now you can groom and tack up your pony in the cross ties without having to worry about him moving around. Grooming your pony can be a very intimate activity for both you and your pony.
Moreover, it can very enjoyable for the pony to be brushed, petted, and in general have his owner's hands lightly caressing and going over his skin. This is pony play training great activity both before and after a ponyplay session. To groom your pony, you will typically tie or cross tie him. The first step is to lead you pony over to the cross ties, or alternatively tie him to a hitching post or the ring in his stall, and secure him to the ties or ring. Start at pony's neck and slowly work your way lower, rubbing a rubber curry comb in a circular motion on your pony.
After you have thoroughly used the curry on your pony's body, move to the stiff brush a good rule of thumb is to start with the stiffest brush you have and progressively move to softer brushesbut instead of using a circular motion, apply the stiff brush in quick pony play training, flicking the brush lightly along your pony.
Now you can move to the body brush. With the body brush, you will want to apply smooth, constant pressure unlike the stiff brush. With the brushing done, you will want to move on to your pony's mane. Whether you are combing a pony's natural mane i. After you finish the mane, you can move on the pony's tail. If you used a mane comb for bio-equines, do not use this on your pony's tail; its teeth are too fine! Now, some ponies have butt-plug tails, which while definitely fun, are not always conducive to being brushed read: heavy brushing may result in the tail popping out of the pony's ass!
So if your pony has butt plug tail, be careful when brushing. If your pony's tail is attached to his harness or through other similar attachment, you can be a bit rougher with it and get out more of the knots. Brush the pony's tail until you can run your finger through it and not encounter much if any resistance. Finally, use the soft towel to gently wipe down you pony.
Now you're done and have a clean and grateful pony! By now, your pony should have good ground manners. He should be familiar with the basics such that any trainer can lead, tie, cross tie, or groom him. In the next section, you will teach your pony how to behave "under saddle". So, let's move on to intermediate pony play training topics.Pony play training
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