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        11-13-2013, 01:09 PM
    I don't think I know it all, Kayty. And I've been pinned against a gate by a horse too and bucked off and dislocated my shoulder, and twisted my neck and cracked my back many many times, and twisted my ankle and I know I'm not invincible! And I'm definitely not confident...that's why I put up this post....?!?!
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        11-13-2013, 03:16 PM
    Originally Posted by trigger123    
    And I'm definitely not confident...that's why I put up this post....?!?!
    Thats the very reason you need a trainer. Unless you are utterly confident in your own ability, he'll feel the shadow of doubt, which will cause him to play up :)
        11-13-2013, 03:28 PM
    I'm not nervous or anything when I'm on him I just doubt myself as a rider. :)
        11-13-2013, 09:25 PM
    And again, exactly why a trainer is of benefit!
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        11-14-2013, 09:34 AM
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    I see a very fine line between doubting your ability and being nervous and the more times it goes wrong the closer you will come to being afraid to get on
    Given this horses behavior, his odd history and your age I would be almost inclined to suggest that you consider trading him in for an older reliable horse that you could just get on and have some real fun with instead of putting yourself through all of this
        11-14-2013, 03:00 PM
    Hi well I do know she has had alot of lessons and has improved so much as has the pony!!!

    This dosn't sound like him he is usually a lazy bugger!!! I would try keep him off any rich grass and if you have started feeding him to give him the hoof supplement stop! He obviously can't handle the feed.
    How often have you been riding him? Mabey you need to ride him more to just clam him down.

    I would ride around and if he starts getting jiggy or taking off just turn him on a circle and remember to sit back. Leaning forward is just encouraging him on.

    Once you have him on the circle keep him going. If he wanted to gallop let him gallop and when he starts to complain just push him on. It was his choice.
    Then once you think he has done enough then start your schooling but keep him busy don't give him a minute to think of what he could do. All it takes is that split second!

    Make sure your reins are in a good contact and havn't gone slack and yous your body as much as possible. As said above just sit back turn him on a circle and keep calm. Do not loose your head. If you panic he panics.

    Hope that was some help. Try it out asap and get back to me good luck xxx
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        11-14-2013, 03:09 PM
    Originally Posted by beverleyy    
    Really? You don't "need" lessons?
    I completly understand what you all are saying that she needs lessons and I know it is the best advice from what you know (info given) but knowing both pony and rider in person they have really come on. We would not have let her bring him back home unless we knew she was capable of managing him no matter what trick he pulls out of the hat and believe me after months of her being shouted at in the ring if she let him get away with something they are both ready to be at home. I know that lessons are always the best option but sometimes due to whatever reasons you can not use that option and that is why she posted here. It was in hope of pretty much getting the advice from a lesson at home so if you could possible give her advice other that get lessons I think it would help her more than just telling her to get a lesson. Hope that made some sense :/
        11-14-2013, 03:58 PM
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    Its very very hard to give advice to a young person like this without seeing them ride or having real first hand experience of how capable they are
    I never trust what anyone says any more having learnt that lesson a long time ago when I believed a young woman who was doing her BHS training at a local college - and she looked pretty good until the horse I put her on tested her a bit (nothing more than an average rider should have easily dealt with) at which point the wheels fell off big style.
    I am not in agreement with making a horse that tries to take hold and run off keep going - I know people do it but IMO its just allowing the horse to do what it wants and by the next time chances are he'll have completely forgotten the lesson or will think that its just part of the 'what we do' scenario and he'll bolt off with her again
    An ideal child's pony should be able to get dragged out once a week or even once a month and still know how to behave.
    It should be as steady in an open space as it is in a small arena
    I don't know what she's been feeding him but she can try cutting that out if its a high starch/sugar mix
    She can restrict his grazing if its too rich for him - though ponies are more inclined to get fat and lazy on too much grass at this time of year
    It sounds as if this is the type of pony that is well behaved with a rider it knows is experienced but takes advantage of one that it learns isn't
        11-15-2013, 12:54 PM
    I do know what a childs pony should be like but he is not and was never meant to be a childs pony. He is abig cob of at least 15hh. The point is not what he should be but what she can do to control this situation. But I am not putting that against you because you did say you could not judge with out seeing the rider of which I completly agree.

    I think that keeping him going forward would be a good idea as I have had to do it before and both ponies benefitted alot from it otherwise I wouldn't have suggested it.

    The reason I think it is a good thing to do is that you are turning something that they like and want to do into something they dislike and do not want to do. This is what makes them think twice before doing it again in my opinion but everyone is entitled to their own.
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        11-15-2013, 03:12 PM
    Thanks Roisin!:) (you probably don't remember!! Im thanking you because you posted 'good luck'! :) ) I tried circling him and pulling him back but he gets a bit excited!! We're getting lunging equipment soon and my uncle's friend said he would ride him around and get the energy out of him!! ( My uncle's friend is about 18 or 19 and he's been riding since forever I think!!)

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