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    05-04-2010, 09:27 AM
Originally Posted by kmdstar    
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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    05-04-2010, 09:40 AM
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.
    05-04-2010, 06:57 PM
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.
    05-04-2010, 08:20 PM
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.
    05-04-2010, 08:31 PM
Oh, one more. "Never let them see you sweat." LOL
    05-04-2010, 08:42 PM
Another one I was told by my MG coach - Never put the horse in a position where it has to make a decision.
    05-04-2010, 08:49 PM
Even if you don't know what you're doing, you have to convince the horse that you do.
    05-04-2010, 09:10 PM
Green Broke
People will not change, or take advice by force. They have to want to accept it... Especially horse people.
    05-04-2010, 10:08 PM
Green Broke
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.
    05-04-2010, 10:31 PM
The most important thing I've learned from horses is that you never stop learning!

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