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post #1 of 2 Old 03-18-2010, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Nobody understands her =/

So, everyone who has ever ridden Annie says she is crazy. Says that I'm crazy too because tha horse will kill me as soon as soon as she steps foot into the arena. It pisses me off because it's not true.

My mom made a big deal about one little spurt of Annie bucking when she got frisky/ Mom asked her to run around ont he barrel course and on the way home she got a little hot and exploded. She crowhopped about four times, but they were really big and really jerky. And when Mom scolded her she submissed. She knew what she'd done and was sorry for it. Mom didn't want me to ride her after that but I did anyway.

See, when I get on her she's sweet, gentle, and she loves to work. When anyone else gets on her....she's a real pain in the ass. For me, I can get her to put her head down and go with whatever I want to do. I cang et stops and spins, turns and sidepasses. Anything I ask. if I jiggle the reins she will bend the pole immediately. I can get her to stop from any gait an pick up any gait from there. But when Mom, Dad, Toni, or anyone else get on her she pins her ears, stomps her feet and swishes her tail. She'll reach around and bite the feet of her rider too. And occasionally she'll explode like she did with Mom in the arena.... And when they scold her, she gets worse. So they say she's not to be trusted.

I don't think so, though. See, I've gotten on her bareback in the pasture and ridden all over the place. No tack or anything. And I go out just to spend time brushing her, or just to sit and share a carrot with her. Whenever anyone else goes out, they only work her. She's very smart. She knows who wants to work her and who wants to be her friend. Yeah, I'm gonna ask her to ride with me but I am also gonna ask her to be my herd-mate, because I know if I don't she'll dislike me on her back just as much as the others.

When Mom tries to catch her, she turns and hauls ass the other way. When I try and catch her, all I have to do is click my tongue and she walks right up to me and I can put her halter on.

Does this sound too cheesy? It does to me. But I don't want them to think that I can't handle her when I can. Annie is very sensitive to everyone and everything around her. If you upset her....she remembers. If you give her a carrot, she remembers. I've tried telling everyone else this, but they think I'm just defending her because I don't want to see them mad at her. They still don't believe me, no matter how many times I ride her and she acts like a well-trained, flat broke old mare when in fact she's a spunky, hypersensitive young mare.

That's my story of the day.....advice would be nice. I'm afraid if she keeps acting up with them then Mom will want to sell her...and frankly, she's the best horse I've had since Jester.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #2 of 2 Old 03-18-2010, 12:56 PM
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no, it sounds like my girl mya when i first got her than she finally underrstood i wasnt there to hurt her but to help her, and now after a years worth of work we are best friends if i had her i'd keep working with her and give her a chance because many others seemed not to :) hope this helps :)

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