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        03-29-2011, 10:15 PM
      #11
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    I'd hardly consider "jumps occasionally" and "intermediate" equivalent to "professional trainer able to handle and train an unhandled wild mustang". But hey, maybe that's just me and my college degree in equine being silly and skeptical.
         
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        03-30-2011, 11:06 AM
      #12
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    Originally Posted by CountryGirl4Life    
    Actually since i've gotten rid of my other horses I havent quit ridding im an Intermediate ridder not a Beginner or an unexperienced one I love horses and I jump occasionally
    Really? What have you been riding? Your trainer's schoolies? That hardly makes you an intermediate rider. I'd venture a guess you're doing nothing more than walk, trot, and MAYBE canter.

    You also sound extremely young, which tells me someone may just be playing Horsie Fantasy Island with us.
         
        03-30-2011, 04:25 PM
      #13
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    Really? What have you been riding? Your trainer's schoolies? That hardly makes you an intermediate rider. I'd venture a guess you're doing nothing more than walk, trot, and MAYBE canter.

    You also sound extremely young, which tells me someone may just be playing Horsie Fantasy Island with us.
    No I don't go to a Stable I ride with my best friend and we barrel race together and jump and no I don't ride "my trainers schoolies" I've never even went to a place like that i've always riddin by myself or with Nicki but thanks for the "HELP"
         
        03-30-2011, 04:29 PM
      #14
    Showing
    Geez, OP, that was rude...we're trying to help. I don't think you realize what a dangerous situation this is. But hey, you'll find out soon enough.
         
        03-30-2011, 04:39 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    I don't consider the mustang a good idea. Especially for an intermediate rider. I'm 17 myself, I'm a stable hand for 8 horses & I use 2 of them as project horses. A lot of times I feel overwhelmed having to get them in shape after winter. They are VERY expensive & this isn't a situation to take lightly. I would never try to train an untrained horse without help. So my question is, are your parents horsey people? Because this is something you cannot do by yourself. I would hate to see you get hurt or killed in a situation like this. I highly suggest not getting this mustang. It's not just not safe. Not to sound harsh in anyway I just want you to know that it's not a good idea
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        03-30-2011, 04:51 PM
      #16
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    Originally Posted by CountryGirl4Life    
    No I don't go to a Stable I ride with my best friend and we barrel race together and jump and no I don't ride "my trainers schoolies" I've never even went to a place like that i've always riddin by myself or with Nicki but thanks for the "HELP"
    Then if you're self taught, you're hardly what I'd consider an 'intermediate' rider. Just because you can hang on when the horse goes fast means exactly squat.

    You sound like the typical 'know it all' teen who thinks getting untrained horses is going to be like the movies. Real life doesn't work that way, and untrained horses don't act like Flicka or the Black Stallion. They'll hurt or KILL you if you go into this with some starry eyed idea that you have the skills to train a feral animal.
         
        03-30-2011, 05:04 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Well frankly I don't think any of your deserve to run off new people from our forum. If she came for help and support then we should give it. No one knows if her dad (who she said is getting the horses) is a trainer or not. Maybe he knows what he's doing?

    My first horse was an unbroke mustang. And she was the best first horse ever. And the first horse I ever rode. I broke her and she taught me how to ride. Though I wouldn't suggest to everyone, it isn't unheard of.
         
        03-30-2011, 05:13 PM
      #18
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by CountryGirl4Life    
    No I don't go to a Stable I ride with my best friend and we barrel race together and jump and no I don't ride "my trainers schoolies" I've never even went to a place like that i've always riddin by myself or with Nicki but thanks for the "HELP"
    Rude much? Your best bet is to pass on BOTH horses, go to a stable and get lessons on the "trainers schoolies" Why? Because you need to learn what "right" feels like and learn the basics before you pursue riding horses that don't know what to do. If you don't know about the breeds(very common ones) and you don't know what you need? It seems like your not experienced at all. Your best bet is to take lessons, then lease one of the schoolie's instead of diving head first into horses. A lot of barns have EXCELLENT beginner programs that teach you the basics and basics of horse care.

    Good luck!
         
        03-31-2011, 11:52 AM
      #19
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by equiniphile    
    Geez, OP, that was rude...we're trying to help. I don't think you realize what a dangerous situation this is. But hey, you'll find out soon enough.
    I speak/write this from personal experience. I had at two different times neighbors ask me to help them with getting their first horse. Both these families were from big city urban and had no clue had to approach a horse. I helped family #1 find a very well trained 13+hh POA. They lived just down the road from us so I usually tacked up my horse and rode down to their house. I tacked up my horse and rode down to their house and then helped saddle and bridle theirs then the "wife" and I would go for a country road ride. She carried her rein hand, right hand, a good 12 inches or more to the right of center of horn saddle hand. I corrected her 90 times if it was 100 to no avail. There are more sad details of that experience.

    The second experience I had I fed the neighbor all the reading material I have on hand which is a considerable amount from magazines to books in my personal book shelves. I told this neightbor that she/they needed an older gelding. One day she calls me on the phone and announces, "come see the two new weanlings I bought". What a saga that turned out to be.
         
        03-31-2011, 12:07 PM
      #20
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    Originally Posted by lilkitty90    
    well frankly I don't think any of your deserve to run off new people from our forum. If she came for help and support then we should give it. No one knows if her dad (who she said is getting the horses) is a trainer or not. Maybe he knows what he's doing?
    I'm probably the last person who wants to see anyone feel run off from the community, lilkitty90. In this particular situation, though, the OP says she hasn't had a horse since she was 5, 6, or 7, which arguably wouldn't allow for any substantive experience taking care of a horse, asks generally what she would need to take care of horses, which suggests a total lack of knowledge on the subject, and proceeds to explain that her father is buying her 2 horses, one of which is seemingly universally regarded as the most difficult and dangerous type of horse to try to train, even by those with years of experience.

    She has been asked several times whether at least one of her parents are trainers or at least horse people, but has not answered the question despite posting subsequently to the thread. If that were the case, that would obviously mitigate the potential for disaster, and members might be able to answer her questions about the basics of taking care of a horse in good conscience.

    However, where the OP sounds young and has said only that she has effectively never owned a horse, suggested she has no knowledge of how to care for a horse, suggested she has not had any formal training, and not answered the question of whether anyone else in the household is experienced, it's easy to see how anyone aware of the potential danger the OP does not seem to recognize might feel compelled to impress it upon her.

    Now, the OP's mother or father could be <insert name of famous trainer here> for all we know, but members only know what the OP has shared and which questions she hasn't answered.

    I am closing this thread since the posts made subsequent to this one were about other members' replies to the OP rather than the topic of the thread itself. CountryGirl4Life, please pm me if there are any factors in your circumstances that might allay the concerns members have for you, in which case I'll reopen the thread so you can share them.
         

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