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        01-25-2010, 12:27 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Horse help!

    Ok, so last Sunday my instructor sent me of to get the horse I had to ride. Ii had to prepare her and tack her etc.
    Weirdly I was having trouble with the girth. When it felt right, she came to check on me. She said the way I had prepared her was un presentable, I had to take all her tack off and start AGAIN. When I led her out (before getting her ready) she only had some bits of straw and a tad of mud on.
    When I took the tack of, she looked fine. But I had to go over her. I had used a body brush, hoof pick, main and tail brush, which is what she told me to use.
    When I went into practice, she just did a small nod as if to say "that will do". I felt sooo stupid! Because my parents were watching me! and nan! I couldnt believe it. Is there any way I can improve or any tips for preparing the horse???
    Any help will do I just don't want that to happen again!!
         
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        01-25-2010, 02:13 PM
      #2
    Trained
    I would ask your instructor to help you get ready next time. It is their job, after all, isn't it? Or maybe another person in your lesson. Everyone has to start somewhere. Just keep practicing. =]
         
        01-25-2010, 02:37 PM
      #3
    Showing
    Make sure you use your hand to feel the area where the girth goes. Feel all the way under the horse on both sides. Any bit of dirt can irritate once the girth is on. Brush all the way around the head even under the chin. Clean out they eyes ears and clean out the nose if the horse will allow. Those are areas I notice get missed a lot as well as under the belly.
         
        01-28-2010, 11:43 AM
      #4
    Foal
    I would ask your instructor to help you get ready next time. It is their job, after all, isn't it? Or maybe another person in your lesson. Everyone has to start somewhere. Just keep practicing. =]

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    I would but when we get there its an hour before, and she's teaching someone else. Most of the time there are other people but their always busy

    Make sure you use your hand to feel the area where the girth goes. Feel all the way under the horse on both sides. Any bit of dirt can irritate once the girth is on. Brush all the way around the head even under the chin. Clean out they eyes ears and clean out the nose if the horse will allow. Those are areas I notice get missed a lot as well as under the belly.

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    Thanx ill try that and see if it works. Ill keep you guys up to date on it!
         
        01-28-2010, 08:24 PM
      #5
    Foal
    Make sure you put some elbow grease in it :) If you lightly brush the horse it wont get all the dirt and mud out. And don't worry, it wont hurt them :]
    If you need to, you can use a curry comb before you brush the horse, that will loosen all the dirt and mud
         
        01-29-2010, 01:28 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Make sure you put some elbow grease in it :) If you lightly brush the horse it wont get all the dirt and mud out. And don't worry, it wont hurt them :]
    If you need to, you can use a curry comb before you brush the horse, that will loosen all the dirt and mud

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    Thanks, I always thought it did hurt them, I guess not lol :S
         
        01-29-2010, 01:30 PM
      #7
    Foal
    Wesgirl by the way those pictures on photobucket look really good are they you?
         

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