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    12-19-2013, 11:11 AM
Oh my god :o It was snowing this morning when I was in science class I'm in computer class now lol!:) Last class My horse just galloped up the field yesterday when mammy went down to catch him when it was lashing rain (I wasn't home until she brought him up) I couldn't walk against the wind, rain and hail stones and all when I got off the school bus yesterday and getting up the big hill on my road in the bus was crazy with the bus bearly able to go forward against the wind.

Yeah Shauna wanted to go and play in the rain but I didn't let her out until mammy came back up because I knew she wouldn't be aloud out lol! Remember the hack we went out on when it was raining and I got soaked! I cycled home in the wet clothes lol!!
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    12-19-2013, 12:00 PM
Shouldn't have been checking the fit of your tack your first step...?
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    12-19-2013, 01:31 PM
The shop owner couldn't come to fit it and I would know by the size..I doin't know how to explain I just have a way of measuring things with my eyes!!..If you get me?! :/

It won't be any trouble all I have to do is cut one hole out of the piece on the bridle and the bit will be tight enough on it!:)
    12-19-2013, 02:18 PM
I am new to this forum thing. I am new to horse ownership. I started riding when I was 12 and have been ridding off and on over the years (I am 35 now). I DID read this WHOLE thread before I decided to post. I read EVERY post. The problem is, you stated in your original post that Your horse gets excited and you fall off: well when reading that, it sounds like it happens often. But later on in the thread you stated it happened only once. There is still a problem though, with everything else you say happens and all of the comments you made in your defense does contradict yourself and your abilities. You have come across as a "know-it-all" not by intention I'm sure. And you most likely don't feel like a know-it-all but that is how you came across when you said you didn't "need" lessons. (yes I understand that you can't have lessons now but that is not what you had originally said). That statement alone of not "needing" lessons is a "know-it-all statement. I've been a coach in several different sports and everyone can always learn more.
I know you don't want to hear this again, but one-on-one instruction for you and the horse together is your best option. I say this because I am going through the same thing you are with your horse. For rohsroyalvelvet to suggest you get at home advise for training your horse to behave correctly is like trying to learn gymnastics at home with out a coach or spotter, at some point it is going to result in a broken neck. This isn't a "someone tell me how to bake horse treats" kind of thing. It is dangerous which I know you realize and have accepted. But what you may not have thought about is what if you do get hurt but to the point that you could never ride again? You will want to kick yourself knowing that if you weren't so stubborn you could have prevented it. You will feel bad and guilty if you do something wrong that injures your handsome boy. I know I would. You have to stop thinking he is perfect and start realizing that he is a horse. Right now he sounds as though he has no respect for you. One of the other posters suggested, since you can't have lessons now than to put him away for the winter so he doesn't learn bad habits. During this time just work on groundwork with him. Work on you relationship together and build his respect for you as his leader. I know it is tough for a 13 year old girl to have a horse and not ride but that might be what HAS to be done. You have to think about your horses needs and not just yourself. I thought I was going to have to sell my boy and it killed me. I felt like I was giving up on him. But I had to think about my safety. After I had ah him a few months he started bucking me off. He bucked me off the first time and I got back on him and later that day I went on a trail ride with him and he was fine. A few weeks later he bucked me off again. I refused to get back on him and was going to put a ad to sell him the next day because my nerves were shot. I know what to do on a bucking horse. I have been on a bucker before and stayed in the saddle and worked on. I know I have good (not great) seat, but I had to realize that when it came to my own horse I was dumb. I would completely blank and let go of the reins. Well at first I just thought this horse was just bad and had learned a bad habit. I had someone come out who would ride a bucking horse to "ride the buck out of him," come to find out his saddle was causing him pain in his back. I knew his saddle didn't fit him correctly but I "thought" as long as I keep it loose enough and not trot or canter him until I got a new saddle then he would be fine. Thinking you know what your doing and actually knowing what your doing are two totally different things. I was causing him more pain. So I gave him the time off from under the saddle and worked on groundwork and lunging for exercise and conditioning. Finally I decided to contact trainers and found one that is working with both of us at our facility. I have yet to get on him but I am there every step and he is an amazing horse. I am glad I didn't sell him, but I also got lucky in finding an experienced qualified trainer who is helping us at an astronomically discounted price (because she "feels she needs to help us-Geez are we that bad?) I had to also admit that what I had learned in the past with lesson horses does not translate to your own horse unless you buy a complete dead broke lesson horse. But that was not what I wanted.
In short, have a vet check him out, rule out any possible pain he may be in since he did have a questionable past and was ridden to early. That may solve your problem right there. That has to be the first thing you do before you do anything else (aside from correct tack fitting). Then get a trainer/instructor someone who can train your horse and you together (not just your horse or you). If you can not do that, than your only safe option is put him away, and only work on ground work and take the time to build your relationship with your horse and to "build" your riding areas. Because I know selling him and getting a better behaved more broke horse is not an option for you. You see something in him that none of can see because we aren't around him, just give him a break under saddle until you can get experienced one-on-one help so its not harder to fix later. I hope by the time you have read this post everything has worked out and you are having fun again. I am starting to have fun again with my boy and it is an amazing thing.
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    12-19-2013, 03:44 PM
I think the problem was just that he was fresh and he realised he could run off because the bit was too loose. :P
    12-20-2013, 01:06 PM
You have to think about your horses needs and not just yourself.

And I'm not thinking about my needs at all. When some horses and ponies are left off for a while they buck and are not a nice ride at all. I'm just keeping him in shape that's has nothing to do with my needs. I'm not thinking he is perfect but he is perfect to me.
    12-20-2013, 01:08 PM
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Have you (or someone else) ridden him since his naughty episode?
I'm thinking maybe your land's now too wet to ride on
    12-20-2013, 01:11 PM
Yeah I rode him in the yard just walking around and going from walk to halt every so often. I didn't trot him because there's sharp stones across the yard and I don't have a hoof pick (yet). The fields are too wet now but it's too windy to ride him (outside) anyway :(!
    12-20-2013, 04:41 PM
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Riding him around the yard might not be such a bad idea - its a confined area and at least you're getting on him and asking him to listen to you
Get a good sweeping brush and get rid of those stones - nice little job for the Christmas holidays!!!
    12-20-2013, 06:06 PM
No..I mean my whole yard is covered in stones!! Like there was a lorry that dumped them all around the yard like the way people have tar all across their yards or something!! Although I'll try to sweep them away! I will have to check with my mam first though!! :) But I can only really go up and down the yard! It's more of a rectangle not a square :/

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