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    05-27-2010, 08:34 PM
  #1
Foal
Anyone else had this happen?

I found out yesterday that I'm the ONLY one who can succesfully ride Tango. At all. That includes trainers a million times better than me to little beginner lessons. Nobody else has any success with him, he stops, bolts, bucks, rears, spooks, etc. I've never had him do any of this with me, with the exception of when he didn't have enough energy to keep going when we first brought him in (he'd had 6 mos off and been underfed for 9 mos). I'm planning to buy this horse anyway, so no biggie... But has this happened to any of you?
     
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    05-27-2010, 08:55 PM
  #2
Banned
I think that's true for everyones horse to an extent. I think it mainly comes from just knowing your horse. Knowing where and how to push, their quirks, etc.

Ice gets major cases of ADD while being ridden--his ears go all directions constantly. So far I'm the only one that he checks in on. His left ear swivels back for a minute or two, and then he goes back to looking at other stuff.
     
    05-27-2010, 09:29 PM
  #3
Weanling
I rode under two trainers who both weren't shy of saying they did not like my horse. Yes, they could get results out of him after he threw a hissy fit but he never went willingly. The end result wasn't his usually happy expressive self either. He's given me attitude over the five years I've had him but he rides the happiest under myself. I say that has more to do with all the time I've spent with him then anything else as I am certainly not a better rider than either of those women. I just have a good bond with my horse.

No one likes riding Cougar and that's fine by me. He's my boy. <3
     
    05-27-2010, 10:23 PM
  #4
Banned
Cougar, I totally agree. My horse has been labeled a 'one person horse' and he likes it that way. It isn't just in riding either. If anyone other than myself feeds him, he gives dirty looks. If anyone else tries to catch him in the field, good luck! Riding wise, he is a hot-heat for me...so much so that only 2 other friends have gotten on him and they were both afraid to do any more than walk. I like it that way!
     
    05-27-2010, 11:09 PM
  #5
Trained
It is a matter of knowing your horse. My mare is an angel, anyone can get on her and she won't do a darn thing to unseat them. But no one, even very experienced/equally experienced people, cannot get the easy trot that I can get. I am the only person in Ricci's whole life who can sit her trot [western jog is a different story]. Can it be done if someone were to try hard enough? Of course. But I know the buttons and I know how every muscle moves and how to alter it to make a smoother, comfortable, rythmic trot.

Anywho, it's a great feeling, don't get me wrong, but don't get cocky. =]
     
    05-28-2010, 01:03 AM
  #6
Weanling
I've got the complete opposite with one of my horses. Barcoo is the ideal riding school horse - he'll go for absolutely anyone, but me. With me he'll buck, bite, bolt, pigroot, rear, refuse to walk on and just be a pig in general. With anyone else he's the perfect angel.
Until anyone takes him to a competition. With my cousin and friends, he's bolted, he's bucked, he's reared, he's done just about everything but roll. I'm the only person who has gotten him to perform. This horse has carried me to so many ribbons and trophies it's not funny. It's kinda weird. He's not to be ridden at home or in lessons by me just because he goes off his nut but as soon as we're performing together (must be in front of a crowd), he's perfect.
Joe will go for both me and his new owner. Me because he knew me and his new owner because she lets him jump instead of having him do dressage all the time. Toby will go for anyone at the moment just because we're still getting to know each other.
I've been told that it's approximately one year before you get really used to your horse, two years before you become a team, three years before you become one. =]
     
    05-28-2010, 01:06 AM
  #7
Trained
My mare is fabulous on the ground for other people (although always 'on edge' for men), but she is still not the kind of horse I would use as a lesson horse, or allow others to just hop on and ride. She is a horse that is extremely in tune to your body, seat, and legs, so an amateur would find himself on the ground quicker than snot I think...

I'm fine with that, really, as I've always been one who doesn't like to 'share' my horse (riding wise) with others, because you never know their skill level, until they get on. I've always had another horse to be able to safely put others up on, and once I get some extra cash, and can afford to board two horses, I want to get another, mainly so my husband can go riding with me and not have to worry about falling off of a nervous, super sensitive horse, haha.
     
    05-28-2010, 02:29 AM
  #8
Trained
Sometimes horses only like one person. Sometimes horses will behave for a number of people. It just depends.

And if you know your horse really well, that makes it all the better. My trainer is never too pleased when I send Annie in for her annual tune-up during the winter months when I'm showcasing the studs. Nobody much likes he rbut me, and she doesn't much like anybody but me either. It's normal...somtimes horses only want one person.
     
    05-28-2010, 02:43 AM
  #9
Started
Does it count that my horse is "psycho" enough that out of my parents, siblings, friends, cousins, neighbours, grandparents and misc people, only one of them will even go near bubbles, let alone ride her. Yea true she can be scary and she's no angel to ride but no one likes going near her.. she's not going to kill anyone sheesh lol. (although she nearly has killed me twice now, once k.o'ed and severe concussion, once k.o'ed, broken ribs and bruised kidneys.. oops.)
     
    05-29-2010, 09:03 PM
  #10
Foal
Lol HollyBubbles... although she nearly has killed me twice now... :)

Anyhoo, it's good to know that I'm not the only one with a "clingy horse". Hehe. I don't thinks he'd ever turn out to be that lesson horse he was bought to be... beginners on a one-person OTTB currently being retrained? That's generally a bad idea.
     

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