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        01-30-2011, 07:13 AM
    Lots of Question!!

    Just a few Questions!! :)
    I am learing to jump but my mare keeps trying really hard to avoid it and it is making it hard for me to concerntrate on my position!!!!

    Is there anyway I can stop this from happening????

    Also my mare won't stand still for long which gets really frustrating sometimes(she was a TB race horse and wasn't taught to stand still for long)

    How can I improve this???

    My mare doesn't go well over uneven areas and it makes me a bit nervous when we have to!!!

    How can I get her better her better over uneven ground?????

    The way I have said this might make it sound like she isn't very good to ride BUT TRUST ME SHE IS we just have a few things to work on!!!!

    Any advice would be great thanx guys
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        01-30-2011, 10:47 AM
    Has your mare jumped before you got her? If not my advice is to find someone who has a horse that you can learn on. Green and Green never go good. If she dose not like moving on uneven ground sounds like the two of you are not balenced well.
    Dose she tie well? If she ties well start leaving her tied saddle for long periods of time. That helps teach pationts. Also just consistentsy. You ask her to stand. If she moves one foot you put it back. You do this over and over and over. I like to give lessons off of my young horses. I make them stand in the midle of the arena while I work. Alot about showing is standing around waiting.
        01-30-2011, 08:11 PM
    Thankyou for the advice!! In answer to your questions- yes she has done a bit of jumping before!! She is alright to tie she used to be really bad but she has gotten a lot better.
        01-30-2011, 08:20 PM
    Have you worked over ground poles? It will help you to work on your position and build up your leg. It will also steady the horse and build her confadence. Work over poles for a few weeks and then ad some small cross rails in to.
        01-30-2011, 08:37 PM
    We did do a bit!! But I will try going back to it!!! thanx again for your advice!!
        01-31-2011, 01:30 PM
    Standing still:
    I had such a problem too.
    What I did:
    I just sat on my horse and whenever she wanted to go away, I pulled up and told her to stay. I did this a hundret times and suddenly she got it. She didn't move away, until I told her to.
    I don't know if this helped, but you sure could try. (:

    Uneven ground
    You could train this in the square or somewhere save.
    Like for example put something uneven on the ground and walk her over it. (walk with her) Or first you and than her. (Maybe she'll follow you)
    Does she have like a best friend or something?
    Maybe than you could take this other horse and walk over with her/him. So probably your mare will go over there too.
        02-04-2011, 01:37 AM
    Thankyou^^^ I will defintly try all of it!! And she does have a buddy that I can take over as well!!

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