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post #1 of 31 Old 01-01-2010, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Old Riding Videos

Okay so they're not that old, but these are the first couple of times I've ridden a horse in ten years. I just bought my stallion, Smoke, in May of '09 but was only able to truly start working with him beginning the 10th of August when he was moved to a nearby boarding facility. These videos start on the second time I've ridden him...ever. What I want to do is show these videos, and then when I get some new ones I can see if there are any improvements or if I've gotten worse.
I'm a novice rider anymore, so advice and information is always welcomed, but please remember to let me know what I'm doing correctly as well. ^^

So I'm pretty sure he was scared of his shadow in this one, that's the only think I can think of. Anyway, second time ever riding him.

Okay, I don't know what his problem hi with that one wall, but he always wants make a sort of you around the middle of it. He still does it, and I don't have a clue why.

These were taken on the same day.

So getting him to gallop is actually quite difficult. He's pretty lazy. I actually hated galloping before I got my own saddle. The one I'm using in this one is too big and I am really loose in the stirrups and I would lose them when he got up and actually going. I'm not sure how I look galloping him now, but I look god-awful in this video.

And just for the heck of it, this video below is the second day I've ever worked with him. He was being a typical stud the first day, and was completely out of line. He wouldn't listen, ignored the fact that I was even there, wouldn't back up, wouldn't go where I wanted to, and just wouldn't pay any attention...so despite my troubles (very much mine) in this video, he was doing very well. Also, one of the trainers helped me correct a lot of the lunging problems, like showing me how I should always remain in line right behind his shoulder while lunging so he doesn't pivot away from me. Well I've since had to get a lunge whip because no matter what I do he'll just pivot away, and I've tried everything. Basically he's just being stubborn now, not confused.


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post #2 of 31 Old 01-02-2010, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Wow I haven't watched that last video in a while. I must look like a crazy person chasing him all over the place. XD The trainer who was working with me basically told me to pretty much act nuts. Stomp your feet, wave your arms, kick a little dirt if you have to, anything to get him moving. I just never realized how weird I looked doing it. Anyone have better advice on getting a horse of almost ten years of age to lunge better without a whip?

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post #3 of 31 Old 01-02-2010, 12:11 AM
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Um that video of "galloping" wasnt much of a gallop it was a canter on the wrong lead AKA Counter Canter...
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And that wasn't much of a critique. I said I was a novice, didn't I? -_-

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I have a question. If you're a novice rider, why do you have a stallion?
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post #6 of 31 Old 01-02-2010, 12:19 AM
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^^ I was wondering the same thing!?!






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Just pointing that out... Besides you posted that info was wanted you got info you werent galloping you were cantering, don't post if your going to get so defensive!
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post #7 of 31 Old 01-02-2010, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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That was hardly being defensive, but whatever. I'm not here to discuss why I have a stallion. I'm here to get tips on riding.

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Just stating the obvious
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What's obvious to you, isn't always obvious to me. That's why I came to this place.
I just started riding again, and won't be able to get lessons until spring. I'm trying to figure a few things out on my own before then if I can. I was never taught about leads or anything specific in the gait department.

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post #10 of 31 Old 01-02-2010, 12:32 AM
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Okayyy but no need to be rude when I was giving you info!!
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