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    10-01-2009, 09:52 PM
  #1
Weanling
New Riding Pics.

Working on getting on the bit and such...bareback because he was being a lazy bum with the saddle on. Just at the walk, that was all we did.


Being a butt.


Why yes my eq is horrid, I was focusing on him not me.


Doesn't he look happy? Not.


Looking like an overcollected Arab, yuck!


One of my favs.


So yeah that is all for now :]
     
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    10-01-2009, 10:09 PM
  #2
Banned
Gotta be careful about ignoring yourself. You can't properly train a horse without properly applying your own body. Everything matters, from your position, the way you're head's turned, where your heels are, etc.

I mean this in no offense to you in any way whatsoever, but he looks like a horse with a sucky personality to go with his sucky appearances. Of course, I could be entirely wrong, but I'm feeling no overwhelming desire to ride him. =/
     
    10-01-2009, 10:53 PM
  #3
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lily of the Valley    
Gotta be careful about ignoring yourself. You can't properly train a horse without properly applying your own body. Everything matters, from your position, the way you're head's turned, where your heels are, etc.

I mean this in no offense to you in any way whatsoever, but he looks like a horse with a sucky personality to go with his sucky appearances. Of course, I could be entirely wrong, but I'm feeling no overwhelming desire to ride him. =/
I am going to try not to be rude when I reply to this, but I don't take kindly to people talking bad about him. Saying "no offense" means that you infact do mean offense or else you wouldn't comment at all.

1. I am going to quote thumper and say "If you haven't got something nice to say don't say anything at all" I don't mind critique but what you said was infact rude.

2. I am not training him, I am merely working with him on some stuff. He is 100% trained and in no way green whatsoever...

3. Sorry that I don't look perfect all the time but I doubt you do either, wasn't a great day. I can't get my heels down in those boots because they are a size too big for me so they bow at the ankle and cause the boot to fold and not flex correctly. Not that it matters.

4. You know nothing about Junior so I would prefer that you don't talk about him like you do. I am not posting pictures so that people will want to ride him. He is 20 years old, not a spring chicken anymore. His temperment is actually amazing, that horse will let me do anything with him including back flips off his back, walk under his stomach, ride him tackless, slide off his butt, etc.

Sorry if I sounded rude but in my opinion your comment of "he looks like a horse with a sucky personality to go with his sucky appearances" was unnecessary and extremely uncalled for. Keep your horrid opinions to yourself because I don't want to hear them. He is am amazing horse and he has saved my life many times over.
     
    10-01-2009, 10:56 PM
  #4
Trained
He looks like he's sucking back quite a bit to get out of using his hind end. Maybe bump him a little to get some more impulsion at the walk to drive him up to the bit a little more. If he's still not amused at moving on the bit, shoulder-in, haunches-in and leg yield all work wonders for my horse at the walk.
     
    10-01-2009, 11:11 PM
  #5
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
He looks like he's sucking back quite a bit to get out of using his hind end. Maybe bump him a little to get some more impulsion at the walk to drive him up to the bit a little more. If he's still not amused at moving on the bit, shoulder-in, haunches-in and leg yield all work wonders for my horse at the walk.
Yeah I gotta work with him some more :] Slow process lol, he is so stubborn. We have like one day a week where he will perform well for me lol. Thanks for the advice though I will definetely try that!
     
    10-01-2009, 11:20 PM
  #6
Weanling
My horse does the same thing, some days he just doesnt feel like working so I just give him the day off :)
But as the person above said, bumping him forward im sure would help, and it'd probubly make him move more off his hind too to get rounder and more collected. He's beautiful though :)
     
    10-01-2009, 11:38 PM
  #7
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by heyycutter    
my horse does the same thing, some days he just doesnt feel like working so I just give him the day off :)
But as the person above said, bumping him forward im sure would help, and it'd probubly make him move more off his hind too to get rounder and more collected. He's beautiful though :)
Thank you :]

I was dumb and didn't wear my blunt spurs that day, so yeah he completely ignored my legs. It was a chore to get him to trot lol. If I am wearing spurs I can get him working to post to, but that day I couldn't even post because if my heel pressure left his sides he would break, it was annoying haha.

Going to go ride saturday, so hopefully new pics and videos will be posted and it will show that we actually do know how to work togther lol.
     
    10-02-2009, 10:30 AM
  #8
Banned
Quote:
Originally Posted by NordicJuniper    
I am going to try not to be rude when I reply to this, but I don't take kindly to people talking bad about him. Saying "no offense" means that you infact do mean offense or else you wouldn't comment at all.

1. I am going to quote thumper and say "If you haven't got something nice to say don't say anything at all" I don't mind critique but what you said was infact rude.

2. I am not training him, I am merely working with him on some stuff. He is 100% trained and in no way green whatsoever...

3. Sorry that I don't look perfect all the time but I doubt you do either, wasn't a great day. I can't get my heels down in those boots because they are a size too big for me so they bow at the ankle and cause the boot to fold and not flex correctly. Not that it matters.

4. You know nothing about Junior so I would prefer that you don't talk about him like you do. I am not posting pictures so that people will want to ride him. He is 20 years old, not a spring chicken anymore. His temperment is actually amazing, that horse will let me do anything with him including back flips off his back, walk under his stomach, ride him tackless, slide off his butt, etc.

Sorry if I sounded rude but in my opinion your comment of "he looks like a horse with a sucky personality to go with his sucky appearances" was unnecessary and extremely uncalled for. Keep your horrid opinions to yourself because I don't want to hear them. He is am amazing horse and he has saved my life many times over.
Dude, calm yourself. As I said, I meant no offense by it whatsoever. If people want to say my Da Vinci looks like he might have sucky personality and sucky looks - although they could be entirely wrong by their own admission - then that's their opinion, and I've got no reason to be offended by that. I have people tell me all the time they don't like him, and I'm fine with that. That's part of being a big girl. ;)

Also, it's quite obvious I wasn't criticising you about your position. I've had plenty of bad days, and god knows I'm not always perfect when I'm riding Da Vinci. I simply pointed out that a lack of focus on yourself does make a difference when training the horse. THAT'S ALL. That's not an attack or an accusation in the slightest, it's just my two cents.
     
    10-02-2009, 12:11 PM
  #9
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lily of the Valley    
Dude, calm yourself. As I said, I meant no offense by it whatsoever. If people want to say my Da Vinci looks like he might have sucky personality and sucky looks - although they could be entirely wrong by their own admission - then that's their opinion, and I've got no reason to be offended by that. I have people tell me all the time they don't like him, and I'm fine with that. That's part of being a big girl. ;)

Also, it's quite obvious I wasn't criticising you about your position. I've had plenty of bad days, and god knows I'm not always perfect when I'm riding Da Vinci. I simply pointed out that a lack of focus on yourself does make a difference when training the horse. THAT'S ALL. That's not an attack or an accusation in the slightest, it's just my two cents.
... "No offense" but you are being quite rude. 'no offense to you in any way whatsoever, but he looks like a horse with a sucky personality to go with his sucky appearances.' This is what you said, would you care to explain it for me? I don't get how you could know that Junior has a sucky personality if you are just looking at some pictures, that comfuses me very much. Also, what is so sucky about his appearance? If you ask me, he looks fab; his coat is healthy, he is pretty darn chubby, he is a nice mover, if you ask me, most 20 year old horses that were abused arent doing that good (though there are some).

So let me explain his "sucky" personality to you. He was in pony club showing 4'6, when the rider wanted a hotter horse, they would sell him. He went from person to person and was always just as loving and worked just as hard. When I got him, he was in a stall with 1'-1'6 of manure, he had a piece of metal in his eye from a metal hay rack that was still in his stall, he was 500 lbs. Underweight, he hadnt been works in a very long time either. When the owner at the time got on him, he was bucking and rearing. Guess what happened when I got on... He didnt spook, buck, rear, crowhop, nothing. I was a baby beginner (and timid) and he was perfect for me, always had his ears on me, doing what I asked.
I got him home and he trusted me right away. I got his 4" dead coat off of him, as it was spring time. I took lessons on him, but I was just to timid still to jump him, as I had never jumped.
Aubre (NordicJuniper) came along when I was about to sell him, as I felt bad that I wasnt jumping him). She asked to just ride him until he was sold. Aubre hadnt ridden in 6 months, and that 6 months before she was with an abusive trainer, she was so timid, but luckily not as much as me. The second day she rode him she jumped him. She too had never jumped. Junior did everything perfectly. He was the first horse I jumped too, took very good care of me.

So tell me that you know a horse that is 20 years old, has had a harder life then a lot of horses, was abuse, and still takes care of it's rider flawlessly.

Please, keep your rude comments to yourself.
     
    10-02-2009, 01:12 PM
  #10
Trained
Lily of the Valley, your comment was completely over the line. If someone said that about my horse, I'd be pissed, and I wouldn't be as nice in my reply to it as NordicJuniper was. Those comments need to stay in your head, it's like telling someone their kid is ugly.

To the OP, he is definitely lacking impulsion. You implied you typically ride in spurs? What kind? Maybe they are too blunt? I'm not suggesting you beat your horse into moving quicker, but rather, ask him to step up as softly as you want him to respond to. If he doesn't respond, give him a swift kick or a swat with a whip [but he was abused? So that might not work]. He needs to learn that go means go, and he can either go when you ask nicely, or he can go when you scream at him, but either way, he's going. =] I'd take two rides a week of just moving forward, not worrying about collection or the way he's carrying himself. Chances are if he's lacking the impulsion, he's lacking true collection anyway.

Good luck, it seems like you have a pretty simple problem to work through, if you stick with something, I'm sure he'll catch on. And by the way, I think he's gloriously shiny, and if he had on a happy face, he'd be gosh darn handsome. =]
     

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