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    06-10-2008, 10:24 PM
  #11
Weanling
Also stick to what you want him to do! If you want him to turn left or right or whatever, you stick to it and don't let him get away with anythin.. If he starts goin in the middle then make him do a circle in the opposite direction. You really got to make sure that horse knows whose top mare, because if he thinks you are easy to get by then he will play on that and make your ride and everythin else miserable.

Be firm, and don't let him get away with anythin.
     
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    06-17-2008, 01:41 PM
  #12
Foal
Wow, do you live in germany and ride a lesson horse named otto Seriously though, I had a lesson horse exactly like that.
How old is the horse?
How many times a week is he ridden?
Is he ridden by young children (<12)?
Oh, and do you ride english or western?

Mostly my advice is to stick with it! Otto was a total brat when I started riding him, and while his brattiness is still present, he has come to respect me more, especially with grooming! (man that horse is a brat :P) But, I love him, and can't help it.
     
    06-20-2008, 01:29 PM
  #13
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirsten93
wow, do you live in germany and ride a lesson horse named otto Seriously though, I had a lesson horse exactly like that.
How old is the horse?
How many times a week is he ridden?
Is he ridden by young children (<12)?
Oh, and do you ride english or western?

Mostly my advice is to stick with it! Otto was a total brat when I started riding him, and while his brattiness is still present, he has come to respect me more, especially with grooming! (man that horse is a brat :P) But, I love him, and can't help it.
No I live in Canada lol and his name is Woody. I believe he is 6 years old, I don't think any kids under 12 ride him and he can be ridden both english and western although I only ride him english.
I had a lesson on Tuesday on another horse and one of Woody's owners friend came to ride him and she's a really good rider. Anyways its not just me..he was acting up for her to. Now she got a little tougher on him but not before he did a few bucks (which i've never seen him do before!) and then he eventually gave in a little but was still trying to turn into the middle of the arena.
     
    06-20-2008, 02:19 PM
  #14
Trained
Sounds like Woody is getting tired of lessons. Maybe a more experienced rider needs to give him a good tune up. You sound like you are on the right track. Half of fixing problems is realizing that you have them. I would ask the trainer if you could use another horse or maybe have a chat with the trainer about the issues you posted here. I think everyone here gave you sound advice.
     
    06-20-2008, 02:34 PM
  #15
Foal
I agree everyone here has been great! Thanks so much for all of your help. In reponse to the last comment I have asked my instructor if I could ride a different horse for a bit which is why I wasn't on Woody last night. This horse listens great and I feel 100 times more comfortable on him.
     
    06-20-2008, 02:42 PM
  #16
Trained
Great! Happy Riding!
     

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