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post #11 of 15 Old 07-07-2008, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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im not using a trainer, after today's session im 90% sure I can do this myself and with the girl that wants to help me with chance!

But thanks for the concern appy! Todays session with chance went so well We accaully cantered a few steps with a small buck but i found that if I canter her 5 laps around on the lunge both ways then trot her for a while then I canter her again 5 las both ways then rode it went pretty well!! I was so happy the girl said that I wasnt as unpatient as i usually am and i was a ton more confident which helped out a lot

Ill look into the mare magic thing which I dont think thats our problem ill ask my barn owner about it :)

oo and just wanted to add chance will be getting her teeth floated in august They took a look at her teeth and said she can wait for bit longer.

I just need ideas on how to get chance to have a more collected trot.

today was like really good we jumped over 1ft or over [again small but dont want to push her i know she can jump over 5 ft though] without much of a problem just a bit of excitment but came out of it then just trotted around obsticals with small spooks but worked threw them Im really getting excited about how well this is going! I guess she just needs to be worked everyday!

I also gave chance a bath today! She was soo funny she was playing with the hose and the water got me soaked lol but it was fun :) She tried to kick out at me or the water when it touched her teets.

Tomorrow since ill be up there on my own after our lunge session which last about a good 20 mins to tire her out before I ride her hopefully we wont have to do that much longer but I think we will. Ill get some video of us I hope :) I guess people who saw me riding kept saying how I keep a nice light seat nicely placed hands while riding and I stay in "rythem" with my horse. And I guess I keep my legs in the right position almost all the time. So I guess im happy about having someone finally critique my riding in person!

hmm I think im done with my post for now lol

I still need to get pictures of the place .. soon
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post #12 of 15 Old 07-08-2008, 01:09 AM
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In my honest opinion, HAF, you would do best by getting a trainer and working with them on Chance. You're very young and haven't been riding long - which is fine! We all start somewhere, but we also have to realize when we need help. I sure as heck wasn't training horses (without a trainer) at your age! All indications are there that you should probably get a trainer to help you out.
Given your recent posts, it is very possible that your or Chance could get hurt in the process - this threat (if you will) might be lessened if you were working with an expert.
A session where a horse "only bucks once" is not a good session, in my own opinion.
But hey.

You've heard my opinion many times before, and I feel like I'm just repeating myself... so this will be my last post on the issue.
I feel like everyone keeps giving you the same advice, to no avail.

Best of luck!

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post #13 of 15 Old 07-08-2008, 01:16 AM
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HAF I believe i read that you are tryin to work with chance on gettin a collected trot. Honestly I believe collection is the least of your concerns. I believe you should continue to work on Chance's foundation before continuein on to more advanced material.
I am not, in any way, tryin to undermine your ridin skill or any experience you have, however from what i have seen and read, i think you are not experienced enough to be trainin this horse by yourself. I honestly believe that if you where to get chance a much more experienced trainor, that all of chances problems would be fixed in no time.

You should get a trainor and get chance's problem fixed, before someone gets seriously hurt.


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post #14 of 15 Old 07-08-2008, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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okay jdi im pretty well exsperienced and ive been riding horses/working with them for 9 yrs! again the person im working with is basicly a trainer she has trained horses just like chance and even she beleives with her advice I can do it with out having anyone else touching her. She gonna be there and telling me step by step what to do if I get stuck, or im not sure what to do.

and in no way am I calling my self a trainer JDI you are way more exsperienced then me and u are amazing with horses i bet, im j ust kinda going at this my own way, maybe u have the money for a real trainer but I dont, so right now Ill be working with the 21 yr old girl, who so far as helped me out a ton.

I might have videos up of me riding chance sometime tomorrow. and you can.. well cant really but I can compare it to the bucking rearing bolting horse i use to have which yes sometimes on off days i still have the rearer. Im going to just be working on getting a solid trot down before moving onto much else. Just remember if I do have the video up just think of this horse use to be a bucking rearing maniac.. and I know I have improved chances training a ton! I wish i had videos of what I use to deal with lol

We both think all chance needs is to be worked everyday with different things so she doesnt become bored.
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post #15 of 15 Old 07-08-2008, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
A session where a horse "only bucks once" is not a good session, in my own opinion.
But hey.

Best of luck!
well I think its a great session cause all I use to get is rears and bucks and bolts so having your horse only buck once compared to the rest is GREAT!
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