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post #1 of 15 Old 03-31-2009, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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And all Disiplined horse.

My horse does all disiplines. And i keep getting these comments like "Your horse is gonna turn out injured". And i dont get it! Just because my horse can do all disiplines doesn't meen that i do or like all of them. Has anyone ever gotten that said to them?
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post #2 of 15 Old 03-31-2009, 08:14 PM
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No. There are plenty of all-around horses. Either they are saying that for different reasons or they are misinformed.
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post #3 of 15 Old 03-31-2009, 08:14 PM
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My pony doesn't do all disciplines, but people always tell me I should be doing something else with him LOL. For example, I have been "stuck" competing in hunter shows and everyone that sees him either says he should be doing barrels (mainly because he has a MASSIVE brand on his HQs), or eventing.

The weirdest one I got was, someone said he should be a polo pony
They wanted to buy them for their polo barn too, I was like NOOOO! lol.

From the sounds of it though, maybe these people saying your horse is going to get injured because they are jealous?
Or if your horse is young, maybe they think he's just being worked to hard for his age? I can't really say much about that though considering I don't know how often you ride your horse and such.

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I do all disciplines with my horses. It is absolutely false that it will injure them. Maybe if you ask them to perform at the absolute top level of everything, but there aren't many people who would even consider doing that, lol.

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horses that just do ONE discipline can get injured... horses that live in a pasture and never get ridden can get injured... teehee...

I wonder if they think you are over riding him? Or they just don't know what they are talking about....

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post #6 of 15 Old 04-01-2009, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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I only ride him for about an hour.
But thank you all:))
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post #7 of 15 Old 04-01-2009, 04:26 PM
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Hey my boy does it all.

He has never been injured doing any of the disiplines. the only time he really hurt himself was when he was playing in the pasture .

If you use comman sense and don't push the horse to hard. Then don't worry about it. People panick to fast. and it was said before a horse can get hurt doing one disipline.

So just keep doing what your doing. There will always be a nay sayer whatever you do.

So keep enjoying your rides
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post #8 of 15 Old 04-01-2009, 04:34 PM
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I actually think it's good if the horse is an 'all-rounder'- he can do more, & he has a lot more experience. So, go you!

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post #9 of 15 Old 04-01-2009, 05:56 PM
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no my horse is western and english and does alot of stuff and i cant remember a time he hurt himself other than scraping his leg on a fence while we were riding and it didnt even bleed
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post #10 of 15 Old 04-01-2009, 10:22 PM
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I think having an all around horse is better for them personally, it keeps all their muscles working instead of developing too much of a pattern. Sort of like carpal tunnel or tennis elbow with tennis players moving the same parts the same way over and over makes them more prone to injury. Not to mention the horse getting burn out on doing the same thing repeatedly, it's like that with people and with working dogs they get to the point they just don't want to do it anymore so having one that knows how to do a variety of things is to me a well balanced and probably very happy horse

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