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        05-04-2010, 09:39 PM
    I have learned a lot.

    Horses are therapy. They can listen to you when your down. My horse is my best-friend
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        05-04-2010, 09:52 PM
    Every time you point your finger at the horse, at least three point back
        05-05-2010, 04:21 AM
    "you horse doesnt care how much you know, until he knows how much you care."


    "Never give up"

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    And that's about it...
        05-05-2010, 07:37 AM
    My barn owners favorite phrase "look at the dirt, you'll be in the dirt". This helps me learn to keep my head up and look around when i'm riding.
        05-05-2010, 01:11 PM
    "Pretty don't ride"
        05-05-2010, 01:24 PM
    pretty don't ride

    I'll second that.
        05-05-2010, 02:40 PM
    "Practice doesn't make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect."
    ~Jim Wofford

    Best clinic I ever attended.
        05-05-2010, 02:55 PM
    I've learned a lot of important things over the years, but one of the most important is that after I lost my once-in-a-lifetime, I discovered that I wasn't such a good rider as I'd had a great horse.

    A good horse is never a bad color (or breed).

    It may have a pretty head but you need to look at the rest of the animal, too. You don't ride the head.

    A good, willing attitude goes a lot farther than looks.

    Don't anthropomorphize your horse. It's insulting to the horse to be compared to a human!
        05-06-2010, 06:17 AM
    You need a VEERRRY deep pocket - or a money tree (preferable)
        05-07-2010, 07:32 PM
    I would have to say that the most important thing that I've learned is to NEVER act out of anger. If you are upset with your horse about something, take a break or bring yourself under control before you ask the horse to do anything. A horse senses your emotions and if you act angry then often the horse will react to that emotion and become fearful or resistant upsetting you even more!

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