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post #1 of 27 Old 06-12-2012, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Besides just getting on and riding .....

I got 2 tn walkers and have had them for about a month. They both haven't been rode and years and I was wondering if you could tell how them would kinda be when ya ride besides just putting a saddle on them. They are sweet boys and am hoping they are just as sweet under the saddle !
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post #2 of 27 Old 06-12-2012, 11:42 PM
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I got 2 tn walkers and have had them for about a month. They both haven't been rode and years and I was wondering if you could tell how them would kinda be when ya ride besides just putting a saddle on them. They are sweet boys and am hoping they are just as sweet under the saddle !
?????? - I'm not really following what your question is....
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post #3 of 27 Old 06-12-2012, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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I know I was just thinking it sounded confusing . Basically I guess I am wanting to know how they act without the saddle on , with me just interacting with them in pasture and lead and their temperment ...will they be like that once I put a saddle on ? I am wanting to ride them , but they haven't been rode in so long I don't want to put a saddle on and get on and holy crap it's a whole new horse and I won't know what to do . Is this still not making sense lol
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You lost me there, sorry I don't know what you are asking? You have 2 sweet horses that you just bought, ok got that. They haven't been ridden in years? I think I got that part? Ok this part I am guessing at, you want to know how they will be when you saddle them up & ride them? Well one never really knows until you do put on the saddle & bridle and ride, sometimes you can tell when putting on the saddle if they buck or react in a negative way. I would lunge them first and have an experienced horse person do the first ride to evaluate their training and suitability for a novice. Hope this helps.
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post #5 of 27 Old 06-12-2012, 11:49 PM
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Te only way you'll know how the react under saddle or with a saddle is if you try it. My advice would be to start introducing the saddle again as if they've never had one on there back. If they remember it and take it well you can work on lunging under saddle and whenever you are comfortable then get on. They may buck, but who knows! Or, you could try the old 'sack of potatoes' trick. Saddle em up and put a sack of whatever on there back and see how they react. Crazy sounding, I know.
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Maybe with some ground/round pen work, you can see how they would act with pressure put on them.
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It sounds like to me that you are inexperienced. I'd hire a trainer to come out and work with them a little and get on for the first time. They can work with all three of you if it is necessary.

Do you know anything at all about their background?
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post #8 of 27 Old 06-13-2012, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Ok that helps ...I know my question was confusing and I am sorry about that ! I think I am going to try the sack of potatoes thing lol...Rather it be that or me ! I am just really hoping they are going to be good riding horses ! I don't want one that bucks or acts all crazy on me ! One is 21 and one is 10 and I have rode before but I am def not a pro!
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I know Cash (10yrs) was trained and used to be a good trail horse when they rode him . The woman I got them from shows horses and they were took care of just not worked with for a few years . I don't know about how trained Scooter is (21yrs) and I am wanting to get someone on them first before me , but surely it will take a while to see how they are going to be under saddle?
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, but surely it will take a while to see how they are going to be under saddle?
Why would it?
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