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        08-22-2012, 04:03 PM
    * Name help & training help*

    This is the horse that I MIGHT be getting. He's a chestnut registered QH named JD. He's 5 years old and is 15.1 hh. His current owner, who is my mother-in-laws friend, is or could be getting a divorce (Shes trying, he's not, she's hoping....) and she wont have the money to keep JD if her husband still wants a divorce. She is giving me and or my mom first choice to him since she wants him to go to a nice loving home which she knows one of us will provide. I will know in the next week or two if she's giving him away. Im planning ahead but trying not to get my hopes up. Im needing help with a new name for him? Something unique or that you don't hear alot? I don't know what JD stands for or what his registered name is yet. So a list of nice names to pick from would be helpful :)

    Second question is that as far as I know the only bad habit he has is that when you first get on him he likes to run. His current owner says she lets him run for a little bit and then he's calm and will walk the rest of the ride. He's a good boy just has this little bad habit. Any suggestions on how to eliminate that I would appreciate?
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        08-22-2012, 07:58 PM

    I don't have much for names. That's not a shock I have a mare named Burt and a gelding named Mr. Vacation. So, I will leave the names to others. I would ask what he does he do when you ask him to stop and he wants to go? I ask because I have a gelding who would answer that stop request by popping his front legs up in a little rear. Which is not a good habit and can be a really pain in the behind to work with. So, I would ask that question first.

    Regardless of what he does when you ask him stop, the first place to start would be on the ground. Getting a really, really good stop on the ground before you get on. I mean a stop that is both vocal, and cue driven.

    I am sure others will be by with much better suggestions.
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        08-22-2012, 09:59 PM
    Thats definitely a good question. I hadnt really thought that he might rear a little. Im also not sure if its a behavier he's learned from his owner cause the way she talks about it she seems to enjoy running him. He also is a rescue horse and could have picked this habbit up from being let to do as he wants. Im hoping its something that can be overcome with being taught. My profile pic is of my first baby White Lightening. We got him at auction and he had numerous bad habits (none dangerous) since he came off a dude ranch. I got him when I was 7 and believe it or not my mom only rode him once and my dad never did but with their help I was able to correct and teach him better. He was an amazing horse and I miss him everyday. He was 39/40 years old when we had to put him down. So who knows how great this horse could become!
        08-22-2012, 10:14 PM

    I don't have much for names. That's not a shock I have a mare named Burt and a gelding named Mr. Vacation. So, I will leave the names to others.

    Lol! I love it. Pretty unusual to me haha

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