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post #11 of 13 Old 03-09-2013, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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The short version: He has definitely had some extensive desensitization training, however he is also very curious of anything new. We've thrown tarps on him, thrown the whip all over/next to him, and even accidentally thrown a ball at his head with not a reaction. The only thing he seems to be afraid of is the indoor in bad weather.

The saddle is not a great fit, I'm going to mess around with it (it is a Wintec) and change us the gullet/riser system. If that doesn't work I'm going to try some other saddles.

We have been doing tons and tons of lunge work/other ground work, and Parker has generally been very good with it. Every so often he'll get hyper and throw a little bit of a hissy fit, but he is starting to shape up and feel his oats so it is too be expected.

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post #12 of 13 Old 03-09-2013, 11:22 PM
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I like this horse. A solid little playmate. I'd love to see a (gentle) dressage-style trainer start him out, using seat to move him forward, but as someone else has said, in good time. Getting to know each other is important.

I don't know if you've already told us, but he is young? 5-ish? Teenage brain can be a delicate balance between focusing and souring.
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post #13 of 13 Old 03-09-2013, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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We were told he was anywhere from 8-10, however we are leaning towards the younger side, my bet is around 7.

Parker is fabulous when he is paying attention. As I said he is very curious of any new stimulation, our nickname for him is the ADD horse. I think that will be the greatest hump to get over, because he truly does WANT to please, he just gets totally distracted. Not spooky, just super curious.

I am in absolutely no rush, however, and my trainer is also very renowned for her patience, so I foresee no problems :)
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