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post #1 of 9 Old 05-18-2009, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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riding calvin in western

So this weekend I am going to go over and rider calvin in western I am kinda nervous! I am really worried that he is going to flip out. So any adivice would be helpful! Thanks guys! Calvin has been ridden in engish his whole life so I am kinda worried.

12 days until Twiztid ( i get to see my Jamie) then two months until graduation.
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-18-2009, 10:24 AM
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I would bet that you are more concerned then he will be. Most horses have no reaction to the change after the first 1/2 hour.

I would saddle him and just lead or round pen him for a bit then get on and ride..

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

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post #3 of 9 Old 05-18-2009, 03:55 PM
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just make sure the saddle fits him decently. Its only a different saddle, not too much of a big deal. ;)
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-19-2009, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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Okay because he tends to throw a fit when things change. Thanks IRH that was good advice.

12 days until Twiztid ( i get to see my Jamie) then two months until graduation.
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post #5 of 9 Old 05-19-2009, 10:21 AM
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You are very welcome! Just remember that your concern can be felt through the saddle.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


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post #6 of 9 Old 05-19-2009, 04:04 PM
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make sure the western saddle fits him, and just put it on him and lunge him around and let him get the feel for the saddle.

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post #7 of 9 Old 05-20-2009, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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I am going to lunge him all right! He is so funny when he lunges. I like to lunge him because I know that he gets all his buck out. I just have to rember that I am boss and not worrie.

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post #8 of 9 Old 05-21-2009, 10:50 PM
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I think Lounging is a good idea to start but like they said, I bet your more concerned then your boy will be. Good luck and have a ton of fun! I love switching things up!
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post #9 of 9 Old 05-22-2009, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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I am more worried then he is but we will see.

12 days until Twiztid ( i get to see my Jamie) then two months until graduation.
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