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post #21 of 43 Old 04-23-2012, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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she had a national show horse before saddlebreds and started in western with a QH but couldn't stand it so she moved to saddlebreds she says western horses are ploddy (even though we have a few as our trail horses)
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post #22 of 43 Old 04-23-2012, 11:52 AM
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I get what your saying but if anything she wants to win more than any of us, she is convinced some classes are fixed when she doesn't take 1st, while the rest of us roll with it, we have even had our instructor who teaches 6 year olds try to help but still nothing
Hmm Well.... this may sound odd, but have you tried giving her a horse that will itself teach her? If she doesn't do something right the horse will outright let her know its off and do something naughty? I've done this trick with people before, give them a horse that will throw a fit if they get too in the mouths or bounce all over the saddle, it gave them ..... more encouragement to get it right But then, I'm an evil riding instructor too.
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post #23 of 43 Old 04-23-2012, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Our only remotely psyco horse is my show horse and she is afraid of him, we have one green broke bouncy horse but I am the only rider who my trainer would let ride him. We have tried her with other horses but she never clicked well, but I do get what you are saying. Also I'm not the evil riding instructor I am a rider under one lol who helps train a few horses and helps other riders
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Plus my horse does just that, if you are to bouncy he will keep switching his legs and cause you to have to switch diagonals alot, if you are to hard with your feet he starts to canter or gallop, if you are bad with your hands he fights you harder, but he does all this while looking good, he's taught me more than any other horse
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Plus my horse does just that, if you are to bouncy he will keep switching his legs and cause you to have to switch diagonals alot, if you are to hard with your feet he starts to canter or gallop, if you are bad with your hands he fights you harder, but he does all this while looking good, he's taught me more than any other horse
I'd invite you to tell her about this site, and invite her to post a thread asking for help so we can hear what her problems are from her instead of a second person. I think we'd here all be able to offer more helpful information that way.
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Ya I'll ask her
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Ok I just asked and she says she has more important things to do but said this

"Really I just have a hard time remembering, the old guy [her horse] is really good and such but I am not sure how to remember how I can hold both reigns and keep my posture correct. The place im at now really has helped some but at the moment I just can't remember and it is one of the last things I think about"

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"It is irritating to enter and enter and never win, people from other barns look down on me and say that someone my age should be able to handle a bombproof horse, I can handle him and I don't want to ride any of the other ones aside from him, all I want now is just to win."

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"If any of the people you're talking to on there can help, I'm open to anything"
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Ok I just asked and she says she has more important things to do but said this

"Really I just have a hard time remembering, the old guy [her horse] is really good and such but I am not sure how to remember how I can hold both reigns and keep my posture correct. The place im at now really has helped some but at the moment I just can't remember and it is one of the last things I think about"

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"It is irritating to enter and enter and never win, people from other barns look down on me and say that someone my age should be able to handle a bombproof horse, I can handle him and I don't want to ride any of the other ones aside from him, all I want now is just to win."

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"If any of the people you're talking to on there can help, I'm open to anything"


Well if its a memory problem, I know there are vitamins out there that will help support memory; has she tried that?
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She takes some but I am not sure what for, I'll ask her, she's right next to me

I'm off school for a show and she's off work and we have no more classes today so we are relaxing in the hotel room
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She says that she has thought about it but something in it would have a bad reaction with some mandatory meds she's on. But she also asks if there is any foods that may help with it
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