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post #11 of 14 Old 09-10-2008, 01:05 PM
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I'm glad that neither one of you were hurt. It's always tough to admit mistakes, but best to do so. We're only human, thus making mistakes, all we can do is admit them and grow from them.

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post #12 of 14 Old 09-10-2008, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by DashAwayAll
What about cross ties? Will she rear?

One thing you can try is to tack her up and then not ride. She may just always associate the saddle with work. So tack her up ( no bridle) and then take her out to graze for an hour. Try this for a couple days. You can also tack, untack,tack up, untack and so on for a loooong time. When she holds still, let her rest a few minutes. Then go again. When you get it on two or three times with minimal fuss, put everything away.That was the lesson. Repeat this many many days in a row. Also, take a spin on her bareback once in a while if you can. The mixing it up really helps. Even if you are bareback and have to go leadline - sometimes some horses are very very very wiggly even at a simple walk!!!! Safety before pride.
Well, I ride at her owner's house, and they don't have cross ties. However, i think that i COULD cross tie her in the entrance to the barn; I'd just need the ties themselves. It's hard, because I can only get out there to ride 3 times a week, and I'm paying money to lease her and ride, so I get bummed out when I end up having to do a ton of groundwork, you know? However, I made the choice to lease a green mare, so it's something I should work on more.

I definitely do mix it up :) We ride bareback at least once a week, or I'll take her out and ride around their pasture, working patterns thru the trees.

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post #13 of 14 Old 09-10-2008, 01:46 PM
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I use cross ties which sonny breaks on occasion-just because he can-the fast release snaps are excellent-i am looking into the snap on rein thing too-very good idea as we have broken several

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post #14 of 14 Old 09-10-2008, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Kirsti Arndt
I use cross ties which sonny breaks on occasion-just because he can
Kirsti, that is really a habit that you should break him out of. It can easily develop into a chronic problem.

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