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post #21 of 41 Old 05-04-2010, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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I learned I made the most progress with my mare the day I stopped blaming her for all our problems and started looking at what I was doing wrong.
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post #22 of 41 Old 05-04-2010, 08:40 AM
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learn to trust paul. he knows what he's doing more then i do and i need to just sit back and relax on him. i also learned that sometimes just sitting out in the field with him grazing and me reading a book are some of the best times with him.

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post #23 of 41 Old 05-04-2010, 05:57 PM
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As you go, so goes your horse! That's true and I think it's fun to experiment with that and see how my horses follows me of their own free will.
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post #24 of 41 Old 05-04-2010, 07:20 PM
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Act like you have five minutes and it will take all day - Act like you have all day and it will take five minutes.

You can't acheive softness by being soft all the time.

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post #25 of 41 Old 05-04-2010, 07:31 PM
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Oh, one more. "Never let them see you sweat." LOL

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog:
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post #26 of 41 Old 05-04-2010, 07:42 PM
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Another one I was told by my MG coach - Never put the horse in a position where it has to make a decision.

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post #27 of 41 Old 05-04-2010, 07:49 PM
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Even if you don't know what you're doing, you have to convince the horse that you do.

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are certain and the intelligent are full of doubt"
-Bertrand Russel
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post #28 of 41 Old 05-04-2010, 08:10 PM
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People will not change, or take advice by force. They have to want to accept it... Especially horse people.
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post #29 of 41 Old 05-04-2010, 09:08 PM
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A "dead broke" or beginners horse is still a horse and is subject to it's own bad days and occasional mean-nesses. Never expect the horse to always act absolutely perfectly.
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post #30 of 41 Old 05-04-2010, 09:31 PM
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The most important thing I've learned from horses is that you never stop learning!
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