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post #11 of 43 Old 06-13-2010, 01:28 AM
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Awww I'm sorry you are having that experience! I think that you should always be open to trying new things with your horse, especially if you are both young and able! If your horse doesn't have the appropriate conformation it may not be able to go very far in dressage or jumping or eventing but that shouldn't stop you from trying it out and having fun!!!

I have a big, bulky horse and I am going to start him in dressage and see where we want to go from there. I have no show aspirations and no delusions that he will ever be a jumper or advance up through eventing ranks but by golly we are going to experiment and try things and enjoy life as best as we can!

My favorite thing to do when people tell me things like this is console myself by looking up youtube videos of palomino quarter horses doing amazing jumps and eventing and dressage. There is even a horse who is basically identical to him in color, markings and in huge stockiness who is a breathtaking eventer! Not that I expect to get that out of my guy but it gives me hope and inspiration to try new things.



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post #12 of 43 Old 06-13-2010, 01:33 AM
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I think we have all experienced this at one point or another. Use it to drive yourself to be a better rider. When I mentioned in passing that I was considering sending my QH off for cart training, my very best friend laughed at me. She says he will look rediculous and in her words 'no one drives QH's' For me, thats not reason enough not to let him try. Any training is better than none and if I want to drive and my horse has the ability to pull, were gonna drive! And just because she said we can't, I'll try my very best to make sure he is the prettiest driving QH this world has ever seen! You should do the same! It doesn't make your friends bad friends. It makes them less adventurous and lacking courage. Education is beneficial no matter where you take the lesson.
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post #13 of 43 Old 06-13-2010, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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My favorite thing to do when people tell me things like this is console myself by looking up youtube videos of palomino quarter horses doing amazing jumps and eventing and dressage. There is even a horse who is basically identical to him in color, markings and in huge stockiness who is a breathtaking eventer! Not that I expect to get that out of my guy but it gives me hope and inspiration to try new things.

haha i actually do the same thing:) it gives me inspiration and hope too;)
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post #14 of 43 Old 06-13-2010, 06:37 PM
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Guess they'll all shut up when you bring home your first ribbon, no? Normally reactions like the ones you got are from insecure people who lack the courage to try new things themselves. All you can do is try it out and see if eventing is a good fit for you and your horse.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #15 of 43 Old 06-13-2010, 06:51 PM
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Granted paints are seen more often in western and rodeo and stuff, that certainly doesn't mean a paint can't do eventing! That's being horse racist if you ask me!
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post #17 of 43 Old 06-13-2010, 08:02 PM
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If nothing else that girl clearly illustrated how little of an understanding of horses she has, that should be of some consolation to you. If you school your horse well (sounds like you are) I haven't the slightest idea how his coloration will prevent him from being successful, what a ridiculous suggestion.

P.S. I am guessing 'novice' level eventing in the States is different to 'novice' in Australia which is CCI*....??? Can anyone clarify???

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post #18 of 43 Old 06-13-2010, 08:03 PM
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In my experience there are people out there who just seem to want to knock your goals and aspirations down for whatever reason....I guess it makes them seem better or more experienced than you. ..of course there are things that do influence if your horse does well with dressage/jumping as other members pointed out such as confo but if you want to do it and you are working with a good trainer IMO the sky is the limit, it is up to you and how much desire you want to put in to it.
I have had people tell me that I will never be able to do this or that with my horses or my daughter will never do this or that and the way I look at it is where there is a will there is a way!

Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world.
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post #19 of 43 Old 06-13-2010, 08:21 PM
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My first year doing OHSET was my first year riding a horse... I was told I couldn't make it to the top ranks, but at my first show I ended up getting third in a trail class. Everyone then shut up when ever I came around lol. Five years later and I still have people coming up to me asking if I was that one girl that was new to the horse world and kicked everyone's butts lol. Never under estimate anything!
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post #20 of 43 Old 06-13-2010, 08:36 PM
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That's ridiculous! Paints are AMAZING companions, and can go VERY far in many disciplines.

Recently, me and my 8yo paint competed in jumpers for the first time after being told that we wouldn't win. Well guess what? We took champion and beat out a ton of warmbloods.

I ADORE paints! Plus they stand out against many of the other horses due to their flashy coloring and attitude! =]
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