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post #1 of 9 Old 05-07-2011, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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critique me and my saddlebred

I have owned my horse for 3 years and when I got her she was a very consistent horse that could trot far above level without any action devices ever being used on her. Then I moved her and she went into part training with another trainer then that trainer didn't have time to train my horse so I had to do the training on her but had no say in her shoeing and the trainer stopped having the chiropractor see her regularly which she needs because she is very roach backed. Now she is a walk-trot lesson horse and she is starting to get back to where she was before. How does that make any sense at all? So tell me the big differences you notice between the years.
So i'll start with the pictures from when my horse was in full training with a well known trainer who had trained since she was 3.

2008 Jingle bells horse show five gaited junior exhibitor
The last show before I moved her.
Rick Osteen Photography
Blossom :: PICT0073.mp4 video by horsymorsy - Photobucket
she is the bay mare
2009 Del mar charity fair horse show five gaited show pleasure
The second show with the new trainer and the last time we showed five-gaited until last weekend.
rickosteen.com > Horse Shows > 2009 Horse Shows > 30 Five Gaited Show Pleasure
Blossom :: VID00031.flv video by horsymorsy - Photobucket
2009 Jingle bell horse show three gaited show pleasure junior exhibitor
We look awful
rickosteen.com > Horse Shows > 2009 Horse Shows > 71 Junior Exhibitor
2010 red ribbon class
Even worse!!!
rickosteen.com > Horse Shows > 2010 Horse Shows > Open English Pleasure
2011 diamond jubilee scholars class saturday evening
Decided a few hours before evening classes started to show I didnt even have my saddle. First show with newest trainer.
Howard Schatzberg Photography
2011 spotlight horse show 5-gaited pleasure
We were the only people in the class
27. CALLAWAY'S SPRING BLOSSOM

So if you were able to survive through that will you tell me the differences you see and critique me and my horse(i know I look down all the time). What do you think I can do to make her better?
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-07-2011, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-07-2011, 03:25 PM
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Wow. That's too bad.

I don't know much about riding Saddlebreds. I mean, I used to one one but she was used for fine harness back in her day and then I used her for english and jumping.

Anyways, there's quite a bit of things that changed that are causing her to get worse with her training. First would definitely having no say in her shoeing and what's going on as well as the not having the chiropractor coming out anymore, especially when she really depended on it. Secondly was having the part-time training dwindling down to no work done by that trainer. Now you are having to work with her.

May I ask why you even sent her to part training by someone else? Do you not have enough time to work with her? If she was going so well before hand, why the switch? I can understand moving her to another barn but to have someone else work on her can be a big mistake. Was the trainer reputable?

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the trainer that I switched to had worked for the other trainer that did well training her and had helped train my horse when she was 3. That trainer worked at a barn that was significantly closer. But do you think she is now starting to look like she used to?

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Not really. I mean, she isn't really hardly lifting her knees and hocks. If this trainer can do what you say he can do, I'm sure he can bring her back. Its just a matter of if he has the time to do it. WHICH I think is a waste if you were paying him to do and it didn't have the "time" anymore.

I would really encourage you to try and get your chiropractor to come out there and work on your horse. Since she hasn't been seen, maybe she can't use her back as well anymore...

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she has started to see the chiropractor very consistently since I moved to where she is now with a new trainer. She is now a walk-trot lesson horse as you can see in the last link. She is not in training anymore she just gets ridden by little kids. This is set up for when I go to college. Right now I just pay for shoes, vet and chiropractor. She has been really good for those kids since she doesnt spook at anything! I'll try to get a video of her tomorrow. In the last 2 links I definitely see her lifting her knees more than the one before those.

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Oh, I thought you said the chiropractor wasn't coming out anymore?

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sorry I didnt make that clear. She has started to get proper care since she moved to this new place where she is a walk-trot lesson horse
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I have owned my horse for 3 years and when I got her she was a very consistent horse that could trot far above level without any action devices ever being used on her. Then I moved her and she went into part training with another trainer then that trainer didn't have time to train my horse so I had to do the training on her but had no say in her shoeing and the trainer stopped having the chiropractor see her regularly which she needs because she is very roach backed. I moved her again and now she is a walk-trot lesson horse and she is starting to get back to where she was before. How does that make any sense at all? So tell me the big differences you notice between the years.
So i'll start with the pictures from when my horse was in full training with a well known trainer who had trained since she was 3 with the help of the trainer that I moved her to second.

2008 Jingle bells horse show five gaited junior exhibitor
The last show before I moved her.
http://s393.photobucket.com/albums/pp18/horsymorsy/Blossom/jingle%20bell%20horseshow/
She is the bay mare
2009 Del mar charity fair horse show five gaited show pleasure
The second show with the new trainer and the last time we showed five-gaited until last weekend.
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=330766
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=330772
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=330783
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=330784
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=330796
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=330832
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=330833
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=330855
http://s393.photobucket.com/albums/pp18/horsymorsy/Blossom/charity%20fair%20horse%20show/
2009 Jingle bell horse show three gaited show pleasure junior exhibitor
We look awful
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=236699
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=236700
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=236712
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=236713
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=236722
2010 jingle bell horse show red ribbon class
Even worse!!!
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=491643
http://www.rickosteen.com/photocart/index.php?do=photocart&viewImage=491644&zoom=yes
2011 spotlight horse show 5-gaited pleasure
We were the only people in the class
27. CALLAWAY'S SPRING BLOSSOM

So if you were able to survive through that will you tell me the differences you see and critique me and my horse(i know I look down all the time). What do you think I can do to make her better?
Here is an easier way I hope
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