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    View Poll Results: Double Bridles
    They are a great teaching aid 22 51.16%
    I use them all the time 0 0%
    They are unneccesary and cruel 4 9.30%
    Don't have an opinon 17 39.53%
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        11-14-2012, 07:42 PM
      #61
    Trained
    Hahaha yeah my lad has done a lot of Parelli work [before I got him] so it's probably actually more the liberty work he's done than the actual bond but he's still really special.

    Actually upon talking to a friend who has a friend who knows TB bloodlines I'm wondering if my filly isn't entirely the wrong horse to breed to an Arab... she is mental hahahaha everything this friend's friend is saying is spot on and the person hasn't even met the filly in question so I wonder if it's a bloodline issue... hrmm.
         
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        11-14-2012, 07:48 PM
      #62
    Foal
    Oh yeah? That's cool...I've done some round-pen work with Louis last winter. It was fun.

    Haha yeah I have no idea about breeding and all that. Sounds like you do though so good luck!
         
        11-14-2012, 08:00 PM
      #63
    Trained
    Lol, I've been researching. A lot. Never actually bred one of my own but I plan to one day. I hope to one day be a top breeder of showjumping and eventing horses and ride at the Olympics on a home-bred, home-trained horse. Probably not an Anglo Arab [more likely warmblood, or wb/tb cross] but they are good versatile horses as a next step from dorkus who is a very good jumper but getting on a bit now. I need more time, and a quieter horse, to build up my confidence and ability before I start seriously thinking about breeding my Olympian!

    Round penning is only part of it... Monty's pretty awesome, I can move him off my energy alone, back him up at liberty [quite a difficult thing as most horses will just turn around but as I say he's done a ton of it], the list goes on. I can do things with him on the ground that he outright refuses to do under saddle. So much fun... and I have trained a horse to do a lot of the same things but sadly that one was going to be too small for me so I sold her.

    My boss has a few very nice horses I would kill to own... ahhh one day.
         
        11-14-2012, 08:09 PM
      #64
    Foal
    I don't really know a lot of the Monty Roberts stuff...but I've attended several Clinton Anderson clinics and I am rather fascinated by the natural horsemanship stuff...I mean obviously I spend most of my time in the saddle but the work you do on the ground really influences the horse under saddle...imo. I don't do a ton of groundwork with Louis but I have in the past with other horses.
         
        11-14-2012, 08:28 PM
      #65
    Trained
    Lol my boy's name is Monty, I don't prescribe to any one natural horsemanship school or even NH as a whole... just use what works for the horse I am working with at the time! Dorkus has a lot of Parelli training and it's amazing what I can do with it.
         
        11-14-2012, 08:30 PM
      #66
    Foal
    LOL don't mind me...my tired eyes aren't paying enough attention.

    And yeah same
         
        11-14-2012, 08:42 PM
      #67
    Trained
    Hahah that's ok neither are mine!

    Phleh now I'm being criticised for admitting that the horse I took on isn't right for me... "send it to a trainer and get lessons then" pfft yeah like I haven't already considered that. Trainers don't change temperaments of horses and personalities of riders/handlers!
         
        11-15-2012, 03:45 AM
      #68
    Green Broke
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    I'd like to point out, that I am perfectly capable of riding him in the full bridle. I've ridden him for almost 2 years in a snaffle, we have gotten great scores at First Level, and in the past I've gotten good scores at Second Level with the mare I used to ride.
    sorry but any idiot can get good scores at 1st level when riding a 4th level horse. Heck my brother who can barely ride (as in he can sit on a horse, rise to the trot and not fall off in canter) got a decent score (mid 60's) at prelim on my connie who I regularly competed at medium level, stan did it all for my brother, brother just pointed and kicked! This came about because my brother wanted to competete in our school horse show and didnt have his own horse, it was a BD judge and everything. He then had a go at the handy pony class on Stan which was set up for tiny ponies (stan was a big 14hh) and he struggled to turn a very tight corner so I coached him through a turn on the hind, stan did it no questions asked.
         
        11-15-2012, 08:02 AM
      #69
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by faye    
    sorry but any idiot can get good scores at 1st level when riding a 4th level horse. Heck my brother who can barely ride (as in he can sit on a horse, rise to the trot and not fall off in canter) got a decent score (mid 60's) at prelim on my connie who I regularly competed at medium level, stan did it all for my brother, brother just pointed and kicked! This came about because my brother wanted to competete in our school horse show and didnt have his own horse, it was a BD judge and everything. He then had a go at the handy pony class on Stan which was set up for tiny ponies (stan was a big 14hh) and he struggled to turn a very tight corner so I coached him through a turn on the hind, stan did it no questions asked.

    Well I'd like to point out my horse is 3rd Level. Minor difference but a difference nevertheless. I'm glad your brother can do that...really kind of irrelevant....I'm sure your connie is a completely different horse then my boy...just saying.

    I'd also like to say that he is 21 now...when we got him he was 19. And at that point he had never been shown in his life and barely went on the trailer. Because he hasn't been exposed to much his entire life he's really quite spooky...I remember the first show. It was a train wreck. Believe me, if I just put some random kid on his back and was like "Go! Have fun!" it would be bad. So I'm proud of the fact that I've been riding him steadily since last September (although did do some work with him before that) and though I really having to work getting him relaxed and in the right mindset for showing; we have gotten some good scores. The last show we did was his 6th show ever. My instructor was slightly nervous about having this one intermediate rider show him once...so yeah I certainly wouldn't be sticking anyone like your brother on him.

    Just saying...you can't tell much about a horse's history or personality from what level they are.
         
        11-15-2012, 08:19 AM
      #70
    Green Broke
    So your 3rd level schoolmaster has never been competed before age 19 and is spookey and not been exposed to much? Then he definitely isnt a schoolmaster and he probably isnt a 3rd level horse, just because some random from a riding school has told you that they have taught it to shoulder in does not mean the horse has been taught to sholder in, more then likely it has been taught to go crooked instead.

    Medium is the UK equivalent of 3rd level. Stan had a wicked buck in him and would evade with the best off them, he did changes for fun but ask him to go sideways and he'd do his best to evade. Putting my brother on him was a risk but a calculated one (that and according to my brother he bounces well so a fall wouldnt have been that bad, better then putting him on an extremely explosive arab).

    A friends Para horse made me look like a grand prix rider, I am most deffinatly not more than medium level!
         

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