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        01-15-2013, 12:35 AM
      #41
    Yearling
    I like young horses, I got a yearling so I could start somewhere. This is the first time training a young horse, although the very first horse I actually worked with was a weanling, when I was about 6. It was a 4h halter group and I had a weanling, along with about 5 other people. We trained them to be halter broke, lead, tie, touch ears, nose, pick up feet, go over wooden bridges, be caught, etc. The kids did it all, with only guidence from the leaders. I would not call it training though, I would call it learning, and experiencing new things.

    I got Breeze so I could start somewhere. She is a great horse, but not papered, and I got her for cheap. I wanted a young horse so I could learn from my mistakes, and use them to my advantage in the future. I am hoping Breeze will be my all around horse, but I know for a fact she won't be perfect.

    In time I hope to become a better trainer, more educated in horses, and learn from the past. I know I have made mistakes with Breeze, but I have fixed them, some needing help from others.

    With all respect, everybody is different, and nobody can change a person, or their actions, apperance, or anything about them with only words.

    I am 15 now, I am starting a hopefully successful career in horse training, that will get better down the road. I am looking for as much help as I can get, I am reading books, watching videos, experiencing it myself, talking to trainers, and listening to advice from anyone who knows what it is like to be a 15 year old, whos passion is horses.
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        01-15-2013, 01:26 AM
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    I like young horses, I got a yearling so I could start somewhere. This is the first time training a young horse, although the very first horse I actually worked with was a weanling, when I was about 6. It was a 4h halter group and I had a weanling, along with about 5 other people. We trained them to be halter broke, lead, tie, touch ears, nose, pick up feet, go over wooden bridges, be caught, etc. The kids did it all, with only guidence from the leaders. I would not call it training though, I would call it learning, and experiencing new things.

    I got Breeze so I could start somewhere. She is a great horse, but not papered, and I got her for cheap. I wanted a young horse so I could learn from my mistakes, and use them to my advantage in the future. I am hoping Breeze will be my all around horse, but I know for a fact she won't be perfect.

    In time I hope to become a better trainer, more educated in horses, and learn from the past. I know I have made mistakes with Breeze, but I have fixed them, some needing help from others.

    With all respect, everybody is different, and nobody can change a person, or their actions, apperance, or anything about them with only words.

    I am 15 now, I am starting a hopefully successful career in horse training, that will get better down the road. I am looking for as much help as I can get, I am reading books, watching videos, experiencing it myself, talking to trainers, and listening to advice from anyone who knows what it is like to be a 15 year old, whos passion is horses.
    I think you have the right attitude and I'm glad your starting to be a lot more open to suggestion which is a big difference from when you first started on the forum. I can tell your very excited! But from what I'm reading about your lunge sessions I think you need to watch some more video's and read some more books about lunging. Lunging is an art form it takes awhile to get great at it so don't feel discouraged keep practicing!
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        01-16-2013, 06:22 AM
      #43
    Yearling
    You know what, all the more power to you Breezey!!!! I know a lot of people don't agree with that, but heck...it's EXACTLY what I did. I got my mare Missy (in my barn if you'd like to look) for my 13th birthday. She was 3 and BARELY halter broke. I did ground work with her for a year before we could afford to send her to a trainer. We sent her to a trainer because I didn't have the tools in my belt to do it myself...and because my mare was a bit of a psychotic mess when she was young. I rode the school bus out there 5 days a week and that trainer TRAINED ME!! Not so much my horse, but me. She watched and told me what to do and I'd do it. If I needed help, she was right there to step in. That is something I will never be able to thank her enough for. I learned a lot of lessons the hard way, and a couple of them I learned at my horses expense unfortunately. But I'm proud to say that I truly think I would die for my horse. She has given me life on so many different levels and taught me more about myself then any other obstacle I've overcome. You won't regret doing this yourself. I did at times, but now I don't. I messed up on stuff with my mare, but she was patient with me. Now I have a 2 1/2 year old (her filly, actually) that I will be starting this spring. I have WAY more tools in my belt now then when I was 14. Looking back, I would've saved myself a lot of time and trouble had I just sent my mare off for training. But I wouldn't be the horsewoman I am today if I had either.
    And now this might peeve some people. But I get what you were trying to say about lunging your horse HARD the way she wanted to go. It's like reverse psychology. I know it sounds totally wrong, but it DOES work!! Why get into a stubborn match with a horse, when you can make them think that they want to do what YOU want them to do? Like I said, I know it sounds wrong and crazy, but it really does work.
         
        01-16-2013, 02:45 PM
      #44
    Yearling
    Thanks Army Wife and Peppy Barrel Racer. I am glad someone gets it and I do have to thank a lot of the people on this forum, for making me think things over and try new things.

    With the lunging thing, I know, it does work, as Breeze has responded to that, and would go my way after a few times pushing her the way she wanted to go.

    Thank you!
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        01-16-2013, 03:28 PM
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    Well to each there own as far as training. But I personally make the horse go they way I want to go not the way then want to go. If a horse tries to go in a direction I didn't tell it to then I make the horse turn and go the way I want it. Lunging requires control if the horses feet at all times. To me even if your running it hard your still allowing the horse to get the direction it wants also if you do it wrong you can also just be scaring her which doesn't accomplish much in the way if training. You need to block and make her turn the right way. This helping you control your horse on the ground at a distance I said to read more because or the bucking and kicking at you something's wrong there in your lunging so I suggest learning some more . BE SAFE!
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        01-17-2013, 02:05 AM
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    Yearling
    For the most part I agree with you peppy and that's the sam approach I take with my own horses. I was just saying that reverse psychology does work on most horses. Especially the ones who are more stubborn. Sometimes you've got to change your approach depending on the horse. Just for those who thought it was completely wrong. I was simply trying to say that it does work with particular horses :)
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