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        04-07-2008, 10:18 PM
    It hurts so baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!!!
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        04-07-2008, 10:20 PM
    Green Broke
    I can't imagine :( (((hugs))))
        04-07-2008, 10:21 PM
    Thanks! I need it. Lol. What do you think of that gelding from what you can see of him?
        04-07-2008, 11:24 PM
    Aww, I'm sorry all of this is happening with Blu. Your safety is definitely important though; I know you've done all you can with him...but you come first. ;)
    The possible horse seems pretty cute, I like his coloring & if he is very sweet/good tempered then it may be an option. But I'd wait a little bit because you seem very upset about Blu...I would be too, but yeah, just think everything through. I know you'll make the right decision!
    Good luck, & hugss!
        04-08-2008, 12:56 AM
    Oh very sad for you too :( its never easy making such a decision but im really proud of you that you arent letting your heart rule your head :)

    I can kind of sympathise with you at the moment too cause I am having massive problems with jarred and a few times I've been that down that I've contemplated selling him but then I realise I can do it, it just may take time and a little extra guidance. Im not suggesting you change your mind by saying that though :) what im getting at is that I've been riding for 25 years now and have been able to handle anything that has come my way over the years but jarred is really testing me as a rider and horsewoman. It happens sometimes that a person gets a horse and as much as they love they just don't gel well in the saddle.

    As hard as it is you have made a noble decision and im sure you will end up with a lovely horse. My guess is a confidence horse would be a great idea for you :)

    And as already said, you are not a bad rider. Maybe you are just not suitably matched with blu when it comes to riding :)
        04-08-2008, 01:38 AM
    Green Broke
    Which one is the one yoiu're looking at? The Paint/white or chestnut?
        04-08-2008, 08:47 AM
    Green Broke
    I know EXACTLY how you feel. I had a pony who used to take advantage of me. I used to be terrified to ride him, I used to make other people ride him for me, he would charge at me in the pasture, rear up on me, bite me, take off on me, try to lay down on me, try to rub me off on the fence. He didn't it because he knew that I wouldn't do anything about it. That's your problem, your horse knows he scares you. He is taking advantage of you, completely. Don't let him. I was at the end of my rope with my pony, I didn't know what to do with him anymore, I couldn't sleep atnight I always cried because I was lost in what to do. What you need to do is get a trainer. Im not one for NH, but you need a NH trainer. Someone that will help build your confidence and teach you how to work out problems. Horses like that don't respond to smacks. And harsh punshment like other horses do. I find horses like "ours" respond to work. They would rather stay in the pasture and eat, the way of getting out of work is they scare you into giving up. You seriously need a trainer. I used to be so scared I would not let go of the horn, my trainer who was the sweetest girl. She really really helped me and him. I used to cry because I didn't want to walk on him. Horses sense that and they know they can get you off by scaring you. Horses like that are too smart for their own good. If you don't want to get rid of him get a trainer. Don't let him have power over you. You are the boss not him. And him scaring you, is him being the boss. Really, you don't have to sell him. You just need someone to help you. You cannot do this on your own. Im not insulting you, im just saying that you need help.

    I know I made alot of assumptions in that, but it sounds just like what I went through with my pony Thunder.
        04-08-2008, 11:39 AM
    Ground work ground work ground work. No matter what horse you get, you should always work on respect on the ground and if you don't have it there, you wont have it in the saddle.

    I got tossed off of Angel 8 weeks ago. I havent been back up on her for 8 weeks. Not because I am scared... I am not. Not because I am still healing up some broken ribs... I am but that's not the issue. What I am doing is extensive ground work with her before I get back on and expect her to respect my commands from in the saddle.

    Never get too comfortable. Never assume your horse will always behave. Never stop doing ground work too.

    Horses will always be unpredictable, I don't care how bomb proof someone says or thinks their horse is.

    Best of luck with the new horse... and please don't take his good behavior as a sign that he wont ever act up. Keep working with him - on the ground and in the saddle.
        04-08-2008, 06:44 PM
    Hey free, sorry its the paint gelding....I know he does seem a little overweight. Lol. I'm not sure.
        04-08-2008, 08:02 PM
    Did you sell blu?
    Or are you just looking for a new horse before you get rid of him?
    I've delt with horses like this I might be able to help??
    Well let me know..

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