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post #1 of 3 Old 03-18-2010, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Experience and such?

So..Lucky and Super are the only horses left for 4H this year..but the barn owner doesn't think that I'm experienced enough to ride either of them.
Super only has a one-rein stop..
Lucky is extremely hyper and a bit naughty..
I've ridden horses that buck (not real nasty ones..but some decent ones), rear (both almost vertical and just a few inches of the ground) and horses that take off and bolt..I don't want to go up and tell the barn owner this though, because I don't want to sound cocky/arrogant or anything.. x.x
But in reality, if you aren't challenged by horses that have quirks and problems, how does one expect that person to become more experienced and able to ride that horse?
I know I can't break and train a horse myself, but I can train small things and get them to be more responsive and with better ground manners..

So..the main thing I'm asking is:::
If you're only allowed to ride/work a horse that you can handle almost perfectly, then how are you expected to become more experienced when not allowed to ride/work a horse that challenges you?

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-18-2010, 12:28 PM
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I think the idea behind that is so you can learn on a horse that already knows so that when you do come to the challenge of training your own horse that you know what it's supposed to be like.....if that makes sense.

You can learn how to train on a horse that already knows.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-18-2010, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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yeah..I thought about that but I'm not sure it applies to the situation...
I'm not really trying to learn how to train and such now, but if I get experience helping train then I'm more than happy/willing to accept it.
I'm mainly talking about just riding the horse (assuming the rider knows the commands and/or is willing to learn and use them properly)..
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