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post #1 of 41 Old 06-28-2011, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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ridding my horse scary

this is the first time I say it and Im completely ashamed of it. I been ridding english for 12 yrs and general ridding for 20, im 24 right now so yep practically all my life.
well i work in a boarding barn/ridding school, i ride and train like 6 to 7 horses every day. one of them is a real mess a stubburn horse that bucks people off and everything it is borded at the farm. and i was the one who could ride him with out getting off.
tyhen i bought my boy a tb stallion 3 yr old i have for prospect and since he is a satllion he behaves like one and everybody start calling him crazy horse and think like that and i wanted to prove everyone wrong that i become tensed about it kinda obsessed in proving everyone wrong.
now my horse rears when i ride him specially when the other horse who is a gledding is arround, I donno what to do i dont wanna sell him i actually love him. and i dont wanna get rid of him i have had him for 7 months.
he is awsomely confortable, and when we are working alone we dont have any problems, he has never bucked me off intentionaly i have fall 2 times, one my stirup broke in the middle of a rear and the otehr one someone shot a gun really clsoe to where i was ridding him and he went nuts and i couldn keep myself on him.
he used to work perfectly with other horses and mares when i got him, but now he hates this othe horse that is a mess, and i get really worried when i ride with othe rpeople taht he might rear and everyone will be calling him names.
help please.
advise i know i shouldnt care and just relax but i wanna show everybody he is a good horse.
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post #2 of 41 Old 06-28-2011, 12:43 AM
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Firstly, geld him.

Secondly, get a trainer.

Thirdly, I find it hard to believe you are 24.

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Oops. I basically just repeated what How Clever said, we completely agree.
Geld him YESTERDAY, and get a competent trainer that can show you how to safely handle and ride this horse.

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post #4 of 41 Old 06-28-2011, 12:57 AM
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Agreed with the others. Geld, geld, geld.

Then, you can start the work on RIDING him(not ridding ).
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post #5 of 41 Old 06-28-2011, 12:57 AM
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Well, geld him THEN give him adequate down time to get used to not being a stallion. Too often I see people geld stallions and expect them to be calm and sane the next day. It can take a few weeks for them to calm down. Then get a trainer.
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post #6 of 41 Old 06-28-2011, 01:01 AM
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I see you are from Mexico, English is not your 1st language and the culture & horse handling is a bit different than here. Rearing is dangerous, it can get you killed really quick, in a second in fact. Don't ride this horse anymore, until you geld (castrate) him. If he rears after that, don't ride him anymore, peligroso mucho amigo.
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Wares, gelding won't ensure that the horse's front feet won't leave the ground after his "boys" are gone. Rearing is indeed a very dangerous habit, and I don't think the OP should even attempt to ride without consulting with a professional, and having them right there to guide her - even a good idea for the pro to ride a few times to try and get this sorted out before she attempts to ride him again.
Rearing is not something to take lightly.

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post #8 of 41 Old 06-28-2011, 01:24 AM
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Oh for sure JDI, but until you see how they work horses & the young men down there, that's the best advice I could think of. Professionals here & the ones there are 2 different things. The one who can ride out the rearing stallion is the pro, the one who is learning to ride out the rearing stallion is his student. Example, the picture is of an acceptable horse trailer used at a boarding stable and that was a good place!
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post #9 of 41 Old 06-28-2011, 01:28 AM
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Just wanted to add, that having a horse that's too much for you isn't something to be ashamed of. I guarentee every rider out there has had a horse or ridden one that they were no match for. Learn from the experience and better yourself as a rider for the next time.
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post #10 of 41 Old 06-28-2011, 02:07 AM
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I think it's more than a little unfair and racist to paint all Mexican horsemen with the same brush, amiga.

As others have said, gelding him is the first step. Finding a competent professional to work through these issues is the second. This is beyond the scope of your experience and expertise, and you run the significant risk of making the horse even worse or getting yourself injured. Rearing is not something for anyone but very good trainers to mess with, and pride is a foolish reason to get yourself hurt.
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