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post #11 of 14 Old 03-19-2013, 06:03 PM
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Ah yes, the "make me" horse. That is a heck of an eye opening moment the day you switch from a reliable school horse to a greenie. That's the day you start becoming a trainer in addition to a rider. This is a mental thing. You know you can ride, but she knows you're nervous, (the horse) so she's pushing your buttons to see what she can get away with. Next time your on her, put all the bad stuff out of your head and just pick one goal at a time. Something as simple as walk across the diagonal, or trot 8 steps, and get it done. Pick battles you know you can win. If you get overwhelmed, the horse will too, and then it'll all be out the door. Tell yourself you can do this. If your trainer offers not so useful advice such as "what are you doing?" ask her what you should be doing to correct it. That's her job as your instructor.
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post #12 of 14 Old 04-22-2013, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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just a little update on this I've only seen her once since this post because my trainer has said that she is going to kill me, so I'm not allowed to ride her. She was in heat when I rode her, but she was steering easier than the school horse! I barely used leg and she responded immediately any movement I made in my arms. perfect circles.then she heard my trainer and she stopped and when I try to make go she bucked. I know to bed yet to teach them that bucking can get you off but I didn't feel safe,so I just kinda bailed.

I feel like I won't give me better if I don't ride her, but i'm not allowed to ride her and I can't put up with her antics so I'm wondering if I shouldn't try. What the problems is the expect me to be able to train her with those sporadic rides and I'm the only one who rides her and sometimes it was weeks between rides when I rode.
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post #13 of 14 Old 04-22-2013, 09:44 AM
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If the trainer feels it is unsafe probably best to stay off for now. Get some experience on a greenie that isn't going to try to 'kill you', then go back and ride her again. I would not give up completely, that would be a huge confidence kill for you. I would ask your trainer why she thinks its a bad idea and make it a goal to work towards in the future.
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post #14 of 14 Old 04-24-2013, 07:51 AM
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for me, it is a greenie that gave me confidence
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