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post #31 of 32 Old 09-22-2010, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by dutchessgoldengirl View Post
kitten_Val, there is not really anywhere around me to take lessons I have been looking all around me and have no found anything yet. If anyone could help me find someone close I would appreciate it.
OMG huge edit...didnt read the entire thread...ignore below if you want :)

What area are you located in?

Try to be very conscience of your body. When you want to slow a horse, make sure you are sitting deep in the saddle and even lean back a little. You may have to over exagerate this at first (for yourself and the horse to get the idea). They can feel everything, so if you fix yourself first, then she will start to understand.

Maybe ride her before your husband gets on her and gets her all jazzed up. Thats always a hard thing too - when you have one horse, but more than one person riding that horse, they are going to get mixed signals.

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post #32 of 32 Old 09-22-2010, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by dutchessgoldengirl View Post
The big things with Dutchess is she is very sensitive in the mouth, if you pull to hard with her she will freak and start to kinda buck a little with you, so I think thats another problem I was having. I was scared to pull to hard on her so I wasn't pulling hard enough, usually I can get her stopped just by pulling a little and saying woah. Thats handy though if she ever takes off with me and she won't stop.
Do you have any other tips for me? You have been very helpful :)

Lessons. That's my #1 recommendation for ANY type of rider (whether experienced or not so), but it's especially important for the beginner IMHO. It'll do both - build confidence and teach you how to ride/deal with the horse correctly.
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