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        01-14-2013, 09:19 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    No, you make the right thing easy and the wrong thing hard. Which is NOT what you're doing. You're allowing her to do what SHE wants. If she's going to buck or kick out, I'd personally give her a good wallop on the butt with the whip. Kicking out is a big no no and huge sign of disrespect.
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        01-14-2013, 09:21 PM
      #12
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by .Delete.    
    She would be alright for 4h is basically what everyone is saying. That opinion isn't going to change no matter how many times you post the same question.
    I am not planning on doing 4h, I am planning on entering her in horse shows and rodeos around saskatchewan. Not just 1 horse show every summer, but 4 for sure, maybe more, including a big horse show in Saskatoon. I will be entering her in Halter, showmanship for the first year, then I will be entering her in western pleasure also, then when she is 4, I will enter her in gymkanna along with western pleasure, halter and showmanship. Maybe some reining when she is in her late 3s.
         
        01-14-2013, 09:23 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    I was just thinking the same thing, kassierae, but was unsure how to state it. Thank you.

    When a horse effectively chases another off, they are not caring a dime about how much energy they are expending. They are doing what they want.
         
        01-14-2013, 09:25 PM
      #14
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by kassierae    
    No, you make the right thing easy and the wrong thing hard. Which is NOT what you're doing. You're allowing her to do what SHE wants. If she's going to buck or kick out, I'd personally give her a good wallop on the butt with the whip. Kicking out is a big no no and huge sign of disrespect.
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    I do make it hard for her. That is what I am trying to say! You would have to actually see me to know what I am trying to say. When she bucks or jumps, I push her harder, I wack her, and continue on.

    This is the only thing, sometimes, not all the time, that she has a problem with, and I work with her almost everyday, and only rarely will she do that.

    Like I said, I am working on it, she is getting better, and now does not do that as much as she did when we started. I have gotten trainers out and THEY even tell me to do that. Professional trainers!

    I do not work her long on the lunging because of her joints.
         
        01-14-2013, 09:27 PM
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    Originally Posted by Breezy2011    
    I am not planning on doing 4h, I am planning on entering her in horse shows and rodeos around saskatchewan. Not just 1 horse show every summer, but 4 for sure, maybe more, including a big horse show in Saskatoon. I will be entering her in Halter, showmanship for the first year, then I will be entering her in western pleasure also, then when she is 4, I will enter her in gymkanna along with western pleasure, halter and showmanship. Maybe some reining when she is in her late 3s.
    It's good that you have a desire to do something with your horse. One piece of advice I will offer, in terms of the reining I would send her to a trainer or work with one.....it's a skill that's really easy to mess up, but once you and your horse has it it can really help with a lot of other things.....as to what she's suited for, time will tell, but start with halter and showmanship and work from there. I always recommend getting a good reining foundation on a western horse anyway, even if they're not good at it it still applies to a lot of other western disciplines
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        01-14-2013, 09:28 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Not a problem...I see it so often and people get hurt when things are done incorrectly or by someone with limited knowledge and no trainer. Now, I'm not the be all end all and my horse has issues but he darn sure has ground manners! I do NOT accept any form of disrespect, he's almost 16 hands and BIG bodied...I'm 5'3" and 115 lbs...but you better believe it that he doesn't DARE put a hoof out of line with me.
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        01-14-2013, 09:30 PM
      #17
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
    It's good that you have a desire to do something with your horse. One piece of advice I will offer, in terms of the reining I would send her to a trainer or work with one.....it's a skill that's really easy to mess up, but once you and your horse has it it can really help with a lot of other things.....as to what she's suited for, time will tell, but start with halter and showmanship and work from there. I always recommend getting a good reining foundation on a western horse anyway, even if they're not good at it it still applies to a lot of other western disciplines
    Thank you, I was planning on getting a trainer to come out (not a big time trainer, but she trains her own horses, and sometimes other peoples too) when it is time to start her dicipline training. Maybe getting her to come out when I break her, so she can instruct me and tell me what I am doing wrong.
         
        01-14-2013, 09:34 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    That is a very good idea. I started my gelding when I was 20, and he was 2 year old stud. I did all the work, however I had the guidance of my grandmother, who's been doing this for 35+ years. For over a year I did NOT ride him unattended, too much can go wrong with babies. He had the best temperament, and was easy as pie, but there's still that chance. I'm now 24, and I still seek the guidance of my grandmother and may even be sending the brat out for a 60 day refresher this year. I've been around horses and barrel racing all my life but I can still admit when I need a trainer or guidance.
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        01-14-2013, 09:35 PM
      #19
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by kassierae    
    Not a problem...I see it so often and people get hurt when things are done incorrectly or by someone with limited knowledge and no trainer. Now, I'm not the be all end all and my horse has issues but he darn sure has ground manners! I do NOT accept any form of disrespect, he's almost 16 hands and BIG bodied...I'm 5'3" and 115 lbs...but you better believe it that he doesn't DARE put a hoof out of line with me.
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    My horse has NEVER kicked at me, she has given me warnings a long time ago when I got her, I corrected her and she hasn't since. She has great ground manners, lunging is what we are working on right now.

    Breeze will stay out of my space unless I invite her in, she backs up, picks up feet, follows me around, leads, ties, yields to pressure, etc.

    I said she is having an issue with lunging, but we are WORKING on it, and she is getting the point across her head that I am the boss and leader, and she has to respect me. She has my trust and I have hers, and I have her respect and she has mine.

    I am very strict with her when she does something wrong. I won't even let her eat hay until I allow her to. I make her stand away until I say.
         
        01-14-2013, 09:40 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    As I have always said and said to many people, if you have to correct a horse more than two or three times max, you aren't correcting effectively enough. It's good that you're working on it, but if she continues she's really testing you and you NEED to get harsher. You stated yourself in your OP that she jumps, bucks, kicks and squeals. While she is young and I would expect that out of a youngster, it's still not allowed(to me, anyway). I also don't really lunge except to get them used to tack for a few weeks and sometimes to judge what kind of mood Chopper is in BEFORE I get on. I don't like lunging. Makes me dizzy and I'm a klutz.
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