What kind of horse do you have? - The Horse Forum

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I get on and go with no worrys 55 78.57%
I worry while in the saddle my horse will act up 11 15.71%
I have to lunge to wear them down before I get on 3 4.29%
My horse is a nut job and I'm afraid to mount up 1 1.43%
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post #1 of 46 Old 04-12-2010, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of horse do you have?

So many times the people who post on a horse forum are having some sort of problem with their horse. I was wondering how many of us don't have any problems.
I feel fortunate that I have a sweet girl who tolerates me, and her daughter who I believe will follow in being a good ride.
I never have to do any pre-ride lunging and do little more than a few stretches before we head down the trail. She is a saddle up and go sort of horse. What kind do you have?


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post #2 of 46 Old 04-12-2010, 03:52 PM
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Heh... well.... when I was riding, I just jumped on Denny. He's really quite quiet.


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post #3 of 46 Old 04-12-2010, 03:54 PM
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Compared to how Oakey used to ride, he's awesome. But he still has the occasional rebellious streak...

Me: "Let's get going, Oakey."
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post #4 of 46 Old 04-12-2010, 03:56 PM
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I am a bit of a perfectionist in that respect and I demand that all my horses be willing to just saddle and go with no misbehavior. I am more forgiving of a green horse because it isn't quite engrained yet but any other, acting loopy or humped up is completely unacceptable. I don't mind if they are a bit more forward when I first get on but I had better not have to do any correction because of it. If so, they will be so tired at the end of the day, they just want to lay down and go to sleep. LOL. I am proud of the fact that any one of my trained horses can be turned out for months with no handling and if I need them, I can just catch them, throw the saddle up there, climb on, and go.

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post #5 of 46 Old 04-12-2010, 03:59 PM
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Well my two are usually ok

Sometimes they do try and test you to see if you'll let them off, like every few months Lottie will keep moving around once I try to get on. But I just shorten my reins then she's as good as gold :)
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post #6 of 46 Old 04-12-2010, 04:00 PM
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My horse is great every time, no worries here.
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post #7 of 46 Old 04-12-2010, 04:04 PM
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I selected "saddle up and go".. but this is pretty subjective for me lol. I expect my horse to listen and behave, and work accordingly... no matter what our routine is. I have stretches for him as well, that we do before and after our rides. It really depends on the day though what our "starting" routine is. Generally, we tack up and go start our warm up and then work, or whatever our plan is for that day. Depending on the day though, some days I just don't have enough time to do alot of the things I need to with Vinny... he needs to keep in shape for the days that we do have works though, so when I don't have time to get a really good ride in, I will lunge lightly first to get him in the working mind frame quickly, rather than doing a lengthy warm up as we usually do. Or I may lunge first if he's sat out in the feild for a few weeks or something.

This is usually to get him back into the working mind frame though, or to let him get out his "Silly's" before we head out.. it's not because he's too hot and I need him to be worn out before I get on. He's pretty laid back and has great manners. He's young, and we usually work pretty hard to get him forward.. so when he's feeling good and wants to go, I'm usually excited to get going lmao.
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post #8 of 46 Old 04-12-2010, 04:11 PM
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Well I didn't pick because none of these really suit me lol I do my pre riding checks of sorts on the ground just to make sure they are in a good frame of mind to be ridden because if I can have an off day why can't my horse and I like to know before I get on if he/she is having an off day if they are having an off day I still get on just try to take it easy on them so I suppose I don't fit in a catigeory lol and I can't spell lol
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post #9 of 46 Old 04-12-2010, 04:25 PM
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I voted for "lunging before getting on".

I only have to lunge one horse before getting on. The others are great with me just hopping on and going.

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post #10 of 46 Old 04-12-2010, 04:38 PM
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I never have to do any pre-ride lunging and do little more than a few stretches before we head down the trail. She is a saddle up and go sort of horse. What kind do you have?
We're lucky, too...our 3 Paint mares are all saddle-up-and-go girls.

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