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    01-28-2012, 09:08 PM
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However, there is no reason a lot of training, short of actually riding her, cannot take place in May. And the new horse owner can start her "training" in May, too.

OP, there is something good to be said for new folks starting out with an open mind and a good trainer; just like a new, young untrained horse, you will not have a lot of old bad habits to rid yourself of , just a clean slate for all new ideas.
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    01-28-2012, 09:15 PM
Like I said, you gave me the best advise without putting me down.
    01-28-2012, 09:17 PM
Thank you tinyliny, guess I was just looking for some positive feedback.
    01-28-2012, 09:19 PM
I would love to see a picture of your filly, post her picture & brag about your horse. That's another piece of advice I will give you, horsepeople always smear their horse's pics everywhere & show them off. That's one of the fun parts. And we get to ooh & aah, because we are horsecrazy & love horses & looking at them!
    01-28-2012, 09:22 PM
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Id love to see pics as well. I love apps
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    01-28-2012, 09:24 PM
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It's not, but let's just go forward. Things got messy there to start with, but no need to stay in the mess.
    01-28-2012, 09:25 PM
You will learn a lot here! The knowledge base on the forum, not even the links people share, is insane. Good luck with your training! As somebody who isn't an experienced horse owner, I can't really offer any non-theoretical advice, so I will just leave it at wishing you luck. Well -- okay, I will say this, spending a few hours reading over conversations here is very informative! This is a good resource. Personally, I find it more informative than books...but that's just me!
    01-28-2012, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
It's not, but let's just go forward. Things got messy there to start with, but no need to stay in the mess.
I think we posted at the same time. Haha. I changed my original post I didn't wana start anything :)
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    01-28-2012, 09:36 PM
Originally Posted by sierrams1123    
Although I agree with the above poster

Just wanted to point out in this post I was referring to the above poster being Endiku, not happy123. The other two people in between Endiku's and my comment hit submit before I was done typing my reply, meaning I had not realized someone else posted after Endiku (and before me).

I also found nothing in my post to be of negative backlash or trying to put you down in any way, so I am sorry if you took it that way.

I would also like to add there is nothing wrong with reading up on as much as you can, I also applaud you for reaching out and wanting to get help for both your horse and yourself in training from a trainer, and it is also great that you came on a site like this to try and further your knowledge.

We were not trying to make you feel bad or hurt your feelings we are just trying to help and give the best advise that we can give you. This being said I can only speak for myself, but as far as I can tell Endiku and waresbear were both trying to do the same.
    01-28-2012, 09:46 PM
OK-well, many of you won't like this, but here goes.

Some very reputable Trainers in some disciplines (ie reining) start their horses at 2, which means January 1, not their actual birthday. I agree it is certainly NOT optimal, but it is not going to kill your filly. I will also say, that I personally would not allow this on my own personal horse, nor would I knowingly buy one that is started so early. ( unless of course you want high maintenance, joint injections, spongy hocks, etc....) WHat has been said here is very true. She will met likely be retired early, at the very least, since she is just not ready for that stress on her joints, but this may be where your trainer is coming from.

I would agree also that you should do lots of groundwork-work with the trainer even and get this filly SO ready to be broke, that when that day comes, it will be a piece of cake. You should also take the advise about the lessons. If you haven't ridden in years, you will find, as many of us do, that it sounds really good, but you may well not have the confidence you had when you were a teen, and the ground is much harder than it was those many years ago.

Good luck! Lets see some pictures!

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