04-16-2008, 11:59 PM
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Well, I listen to a lot of different ppls opinions about training stuff, and I have learned a lot through this process. I am very headstrong about making sure he doesnt grow up with bad habits, but yet I don't want to beat him, so I take in a little training from everyone. Thunder is 2 now, my avatar is me sitting on him for the first time April 1st (his 2nd birthday!). We arent planning on saddle breaking him with real training until late summer. Even then it wont be a lot of work, because he is still young. He is so smart though. I went to a steve rother clinic and fell in love, that guy really knows what he's doing and can handle any horse. He specializes in training mustangs. I am starting out with a green horse, but for you, you get to do the other things like warm up, reminders on groundwork, saddle work, trail rides, ect. Training is fun, but a lot of work. Just remember that EVERYONE will have an opinion on how you should train your horse. EVERYONE will want to help you, but their ways arent always the right ways. That is the most important thing I have learned in this process.find one style of training, and try to stick close to that and then you can add whatever technique you want to it. I have a lot of books, the HF, and yes people at the barn have helped a little, but their opinions arent the best on how I should/want to train my horse. My sis in law got me started with horses and now IM OBSESSED lol.