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        10-02-2009, 01:24 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    I do think spurs would help get him listening. He's really cute, though! =D
         
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        10-02-2009, 05:56 PM
      #12
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
    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. =]
    Yeah I need to really work with him more on moving out, he is lacking back muscle severely right now because I have been so busy that I can't ride him consistently. Last summer when I was working him a lot he looked awesome. This summer I was just way too busy. We are hoping that once his back muscle improves [Nerissa said she would lunge him for me when I can't get over to ride and work on his muscle] he will be more willing to use himself, right now I think it is really hard for him to frame up because of this.

    I ret not to take things personally online but when someone tells me he is sucky looking I do get angry, whether it is their opinion or not. I agree with what you said, if you thought someone's kid was ugly you wouldn't tell them that to their face and the same should go with animals unless someone is asking if you think they are pretty or whatnot.

    Oh and he is fine with a crop :] I use one most of the time when I ride.

    Thank you again for input, I will try working with him on moving more forward :]

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    Originally Posted by Equuestriaan    
    I do think spurs would help get him listening. He's really cute, though! =D
    Yeah as I stated, I usually ride in blunt spurs but I didn't that day [I think I misplaced them that day and couldn't find them or something, but I found them last week so I can start using them again] :]

    He is a sweetie, just lazy :P
         
        10-02-2009, 07:44 PM
      #13
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
    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.
    If someone said that about my horse, I'd suck it up and deal with it like an adult. We all have our opinions about what constitutes an attractive and unnattractive horse. How I feel about the aesthetic appeal of her horse in no way bears on her personality or its.

    Eventerwannabe, your post is way too long for me to care about reading.
         
        10-02-2009, 07:48 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Lily of the Valley    
    If someone said that about my horse, I'd suck it up and deal with it like an adult. We all have our opinions about what constitutes an attractive and unnattractive horse. How I feel about the aesthetic appeal of her horse in no way bears on her personality or its.

    Eventerwannabe, your post is way too long for me to care about reading.

    Just because you think a horse is ugly doesn't mean you need to tell her that. She wasn't asking "Do you think my horse is pretty?" Your gratuitous remark had nothing to do with the discussion. If you have a comment to make about the horse's conformation, you can kindly point out, say, that you think the horse may be built a bit downhill, too heavy on the forehand, etc. Saying the horse has "a sucky appearance" does nothing to help the OP, and is only designed to ridicule and hurt feelings.
         
        10-02-2009, 09:04 PM
      #15
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    Originally Posted by Equuestriaan    
    Just because you think a horse is ugly doesn't mean you need to tell her that. She wasn't asking "Do you think my horse is pretty?" Your gratuitous remark had nothing to do with the discussion. If you have a comment to make about the horse's conformation, you can kindly point out, say, that you think the horse may be built a bit downhill, too heavy on the forehand, etc. Saying the horse has "a sucky appearance" does nothing to help the OP, and is only designed to ridicule and hurt feelings.
    Why would I want to hurt someone's feelings because their horse is awkward-looking? That's stupid. I told a friend of mine about this discussion, and she said, "I can't believe you said that. Wait, yes I can, that's exactly something you'd say. No holding back." THAT'S HOW I AM. I just say what I think, but it's (almost) never something to take to heart or be offended by. It's just my opinion - nothing more, nothing less.
         
        10-02-2009, 09:52 PM
      #16
    Foal
    I think he is adorable,i do the same thing you do focus on the horse and not me,sometimes you need to ride like **** to help your horse learn something.I think you have a great start,spurs like everyone else said looks like they should get him up more,but good luck.=) forget what other people say!
    Jealousy
         
        10-03-2009, 03:05 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    Thanks parcfarms :] I am so glad I found my spurs We are riding tomorrow at an indoor arena, will get video and pics. He always gets really excited at this particular arena so maybe the ride will be better :P

    Thanks Equuestriaan, don't both replying to her anymore it really isn't worth it. Let her be rude and go on however she wants. I have chosen to ignore what she is saying and not respond because in the end she will stop posting because there will be nothing for her to be a ***** about.

    I am aware that Junior doesn't have the world's best conformation. He has the typical Thoroughbred head, a long back, he toes out, has no butt or back muscle right now, little neck muscle, is very slightly over at the knee and has a semi straight shoulder. But he was bred to be a racehorse and a Canadian one at that, they don't really care about conformation, they just care if the horse is fast and wins them money. Despite his conformational defaults he is the best horse I have ever met, the only horse I have ever truely loved and bonded with.

    He has more personality than most horses I have met. When he is happy you know, when he is grumpy you know. His face his full of expressions.
         
        10-03-2009, 03:00 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Lily of the Valley    
    Why would I want to hurt someone's feelings because their horse is awkward-looking? That's stupid. I told a friend of mine about this discussion, and she said, "I can't believe you said that. Wait, yes I can, that's exactly something you'd say. No holding back." THAT'S HOW I AM. I just say what I think, but it's (almost) never something to take to heart or be offended by. It's just my opinion - nothing more, nothing less.
    Well you really need to start holding back and keep your rude comments to yourself. I find people who can't keep their opinions to themselves a lot less "mature" than someone who takes it personally when someone says their horse has a "sucky appearance" there aren't very many people I know who wouldn't get insulted by that.
         
        10-03-2009, 06:24 PM
      #19
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    Originally Posted by Endless Journey Girl    
    Well you really need to start holding back and keep your rude comments to yourself. I find people who can't keep their opinions to themselves a lot less "mature" than someone who takes it personally when someone says their horse has a "sucky appearance" there aren't very many people I know who wouldn't get insulted by that.
    I can keep my opinions to myself; I just don't. That's simply the way I am by my own choosing.
         
        10-03-2009, 08:42 PM
      #20
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Lily of the Valley    
    I can keep my opinions to myself; I just don't. That's simply the way I am by my own choosing.
    Yeah? And in 10 years, see where it gets you. There are good things to be said about honest, blunt people, yes, but if you can't learn to control yourself, you'll screw up a lot of good things. You seem to think you're mature and behave like an adult, but you are in fact acting very childish. And really, where did your honesty get you? Do you have such a low self esteem that you have to tell other people ONLINE that their horse is ugly? Does it really make you feel better? I find you fascinating, I really do. Good luck in life. And never, EVER, reply to any of my threads.
         

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