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post #41 of 45 Old 04-09-2008, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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My trainer even had trobles with her aswell yesterday she emailed me and told me so it isnt just me. This horse has had a horrible past [starved, neglected, abused] and needs to be taught things she once knew and its gonna be me who trains her i have a ton of confidence i can break threw her problem. again this horse is herd bound and if she sees a horse in the herd having fun she starts acting up i know her problem and i think i can fix it im just gonna need a little advice every now and then. she is perfect in the drive way with me walk trot canter except a few small rears she needs to get back into the swing of things and in her mind shes not ready. and I know shes starting to really get interested in what i want from her because shes been a lot better on leading and shes trusting me to lead her threw very tight spots and last weekend i needed her to come up to me quick so the other horse wouldnt get out i said her name and acting all enthusiatic about it and she troted up to me and followed me out. So i think i can get her back to her old self and belive it or not she was once used for beginers lessons. and was perfect.
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post #42 of 45 Old 04-09-2008, 11:13 PM
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Something isn't adding up..... a 5 year old that's been abused... only 2-3 years under saddle (MAX!) being used in beginner lessons? really? And is now acting like this?

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post #43 of 45 Old 04-10-2008, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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She was abused and startved in her really early years we worked with her and shes very good girl she just needs to get back into things. Yes she was used as beginers lessons i taught one of the lessons she was being ridden in. I think her major problem is being herd bound when she sees the herd havin fun she starts rearing this is why now im seperating her from them for a while she gets turned out in a round pen with a buddy.
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post #44 of 45 Old 04-10-2008, 01:42 PM
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In my opinion, she sounds like a HIGHLY sensitive horse in which case hitting or force will not work and will actually bring her more in an uproar. Have you ever been riding a sensitive horse and kicked them a little to hard and instead of them going they stop and throw their head up or step backwards? It is too much pressure on them. I think you should try to get a different trainer or tell the one you've got to TONE it down a little and see how that works. If she is not willing to work with you, she is NOT a the trainer for you. Now this is just MY opinion but I think you should sit down and look up some reputable places to have a good solid 30 days of foundation training put on her by a professional, and reputable facility where you can CALL and talk to customers as well as make surprise visits on training sessions with chance. I think she is a little too green for someone non-professional to handle. She needs gentle but clear handling, patience and consistency. I think whips put too much pressure on her causing her to react in the way she does. When she is getting scared, get her away from you. The last thing you want is to be standing next to a scared frustrated 1000lb animal with nothing but self preservation in mind.

I think your best options would be and in this order:

1. Sit down with your trainer. Tell her you think she should take it easy on her, put the whips away for a change. Chance should not be getting that out of control without being provoked by something and I feel it may be the whips.
2. Change your current trainer to someone else if she is not willing to try something new. If trainers do not try something new, they are generally not good trainers. They should be able to change and flex their ideas to conform to different personalities of the horses.
3. Have her sent to a professional, reputable (KIND!) trainer with GOOD SOLID resources for at least 30 days of SOLID ground training.
4. I think your last option should be to sell her and find a more suitable horse. Probably one that is already broke to ride with a good SOLID foundation and is bellow a five on the temperament scale. I would be way more than willing to help you find a good calm horse, I'm just not the best at picking out a good conformation.
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post #45 of 45 Old 04-10-2008, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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I have someone to help me out with parelli. Im going to talk to my instructor about no whips or hitting involved I too agree that the whips are making things worse im starting over with her and im not sending her away ive heard bad things from my friends its not happening thxs for throwing that out there tho. and if i could switch places i would
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