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post #1491 of 1628 Old 05-28-2013, 12:17 AM
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My TWH, Duke, was like that, he was sensitive and responded to everything perfectly. But my mule is different, he kind of has a hard mouth and doesn't respond to my leg very good yet but I'm still trying to teach him.

And my neighbor has a draft cross and he is the laziest things ever! By the time you get him into a trot your legs hurt and later they are sore haha. But he neck reins great!

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post #1492 of 1628 Old 05-28-2013, 05:09 PM
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I'm so happy with my horse. :) I can ride her around in a halter now and she's pretty responsive. Actually, you can see it in my avatar.) Come a long way from where she was! Responsive to my leg, seat, and voice. This going out to the barn more often to practice is helping both her and me out. Anything I'm stressed about goes out the window at the barn, and she keeps getting better.

I can't wait for Barrel Blowout! It's coming up this June 1st. I hope the weather cooperates. I finally get to take my horse somewhere.

**I must not forget to thank the difficult horses, who made my life miserable, but who were better teachers than the well-behaved school horses who raised no problems.**
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post #1493 of 1628 Old 05-28-2013, 06:43 PM
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That's great HCT! Glad your horse is doing good! I used to ride Duke with a halter most of the time too.
Same with me, if I'm ever stressed out about something I go and spend time with my horses.

That sounds fun! It's fun to take your horse out and do different things. :)
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post #1494 of 1628 Old 05-28-2013, 08:05 PM
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Do yall ride ride with spurs ever? I'm using spurs now on my new horse Honey, and I hate it. I've used spurs before on other horses and can use them properly but I just hate using them (my instructor is having me use them) Now, I think it isn't a bad thing to use spurs, but in my opinion all they are is a crutch. Your horse should be able to do what you ask him to and work for you without having to prod him in the side with spurs. Plus Honey is a really good horse who listens and does everything I want without the aid of spurs. I don't know...Plus I hate having to keep track of my feet all the time and making sure they're forward and the spurs are away from her.

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post #1495 of 1628 Old 05-28-2013, 11:52 PM
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HR, I ride my gelding with spurs, always.

The spur is NOT a crutch, it's for refinement of the aids. I have really nice lateral work with a "bare" heel, but we have far more accurate laterals with a spur. I just have a short, blunt spur, because I ride English and rowel spurs aren't allowed, but it's the same principle whether you ride English, Western, or some other style. If your coach wants you to use spurs, it means they believe you and your horse are ready for that extra refinement.

Magic had a vibration treatment today - the preliminary body check showed she's very tight and sore in the poll and hindquarters and a bit sore in the back [but lovely and free through the shoulder]. As the treatment went on she progressively relaxed and just after it finished we checked her sore spots. Nothing. Her butt is a better shape and she just seems happier in her skin.

AMAZING. Now I want a machine.
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post #1496 of 1628 Old 05-29-2013, 12:12 AM
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Just my opinion...I feel like I can ride just as effectively without as I can with spurs. I just feel like my horse should be able to do everything I ask of her without spurs. Yes, spurs do help everything get a little more crisp and rounded with what I ask of my horse but I want her to respond to me like that constantly and all the time regardless if I'm wearing spurs or not. Anyway...just my opinion. Not saying if you use spurs you're doing it wrong or its bad, it's just I prefer no spurs when I ride.

Anyone ever use martingales? I love German martingales when I first start training a horse. I just took the martingale off Honey today and she did good!

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post #1497 of 1628 Old 05-29-2013, 04:33 AM
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-shudders- I'm not a fan of martingales of any kind tbh. German ones are the worst of the bunch. Shouldn't need gadgets to get a horse into a frame.

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post #1498 of 1628 Old 05-29-2013, 10:18 AM
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I have never used a martingale. Don't need to, either.

I have absolutely NOTHING against spurs, unless they are unnecessarily harsh/used incorrectly. They are a good aid to refine, as BEP said. And after you get more riding experience, Horse Racer, you won't have to keep reminding yourself to keep you feet in the correct position. After a while it's just a habit for your feet to be in the right place/position.

Yep, it IS fun, Western! The event is this Saturday!

**I must not forget to thank the difficult horses, who made my life miserable, but who were better teachers than the well-behaved school horses who raised no problems.**
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post #1499 of 1628 Old 05-29-2013, 02:56 PM
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The only martingale I really approve of is a properly fitted running martingales for high-headed horses during jumping and XC. And yes, I have used spurs and I actually really love them. They add refinement, and they help me keep track of where my feet are at all times.

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post #1500 of 1628 Old 05-29-2013, 03:34 PM
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I've used spurs once but that was on another horse and the owner said I would need to use them. But I never use them on mine, I don't need them. And I've never used a martingale before.
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