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        06-17-2009, 06:31 PM
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    Foal
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    I have a three yr old gaited Pinto which I have ground trained and has had two very short rides in the round pen---the second time she got a little excited because her little brother was outside the fence, and she really took off. My daughter-in-law was not able to stay on her, and sort of got off by the fence. I did make her get back on her so 'Star' wouldn't think she could just run and get someone off. So my question is, do you all think that she would buck the third time. It did not seem like a buck but she ran and sort of kicked her heels up. Unfortunately we can't ride her every day, because we really don't the time. But I'm thinking about getting on her myself and see what she does. But don't want to take any chances of getting hurt. I'm too old for that.
    Sorry this is so long but would like to get your opinion.
         
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        06-24-2009, 04:22 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
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    I have a three yr old gaited Pinto which I have ground trained and has had two very short rides in the round pen---the second time she got a little excited because her little brother was outside the fence, and she really took off. My daughter-in-law was not able to stay on her, and sort of got off by the fence. I did make her get back on her so 'Star' wouldn't think she could just run and get someone off. So my question is, do you all think that she would buck the third time. It did not seem like a buck but she ran and sort of kicked her heels up. Unfortunately we can't ride her every day, because we really don't the time. But I'm thinking about getting on her myself and see what she does. But don't want to take any chances of getting hurt. I'm too old for that.
    Sorry this is so long but would like to get your opinion.
    ^^Well, you can't always predict what a horse is going to do..I would say put all the other horses around the round pen (or wherever you are riding Star) in a different paddock/pasture while you are riding the horse so she won't get too excited next time. Keep her head up to ensure she can't buck again. Just out of curiosity, what bit are you useing? A snaffle to start out with is probably the best. You can also try lungeing her for a few minutes before you ride, or if you don't feel like riding, lunge her or work on some grond work with her. Create some bonding time in your schedule. Be patient when you ride her. It's natural for a youngin' to want to be with other foals. That was a smart move having your daughter-in-law get back on. Extra kudos ;) Good luck.
         
        06-24-2009, 07:33 PM
      #3
    Zab
    Yearling
    Why not just lead her with a rider on? :) Let her get used to the weight and feeling while you're standing close and can have some controle. Wouldn't be wrong doing that outside the roundpen too to get her used to stuff and learn to keep her calm.
         
        06-25-2009, 12:29 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Thanks for you replies sunny and zab,
    Yes, sunny, I know now that was a mistake of mine leaving the colt right there outside the round pen. Usually I'll have them to where she may see them but not interact. I really think this was a freak thing and she'll be fine, cause she has been just super so far w. Everything else.
    Zab, leading her with a rider on is what I did the first time she had a rider on, that worked well. I think she'll be OK, I know there is always a chance that she'll get frisky or what not. I always lunge first and get her to listen to me. Thanks guys, for your advise
         
        06-25-2009, 03:23 PM
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    Zab
    Yearling
    If you keep doing it a bit more she'll be more confident with a rider before you leave her ''alone'' with that weird thing on her back and so far away from you ;)

    Be careful with lunging, it wears a lot on the legs so try not to do it moe than necessary :)
         

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