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        04-04-2014, 07:58 PM
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    Foal
    Smile New Horse from someone who rescued him!! Questions!!

    Okay, so I just got a new horse that I bought from someone who rescued him from a kill pen. Before he went to the kill pen he was showed in open shows and at the fair. He did speed events, pleasure, trail, and showmanship. After the seller bought him from the kill pen, they retrained him. He has only been used for a walk/trot horse, so he does not like to canter at all. The trainer had rode him, but he wasn't able to get out to pasture and had just rode in a clinic and its also spring, anyways she got him in a canter, but it took a lot of work. I wasn't able to try and get him to canter because the saddle I was riding in was to big. Once I get him home sunday and let him settle, im going to work with him on his canter. If im not able to get him back to his speed event self, how can I? Also I haven't tried any ground work with him such as setting him up and backing him up, because I had already been riding him for an hour and a half, so by the time we were done w were both tired. He walks beyond well he will not stop or anything. So do you think he will remember how to set up and stuff correctly? He is a very quick learner. Also his name is bandit. The seller said I can change his name since he only had him for 4 months. I really like prince but I really like the name he has now, so I was thinking Prince Bandit. Should I use this name or keep Bandit as his name. Also he is approximately 9 years old according to the vet, and he is a quarter horse. Once I get him home sunday I will get a video of him playing, then once he settles down I will get some videos of us doing ground work, me ridding him and I will get pictures of his markings, conformation, and of him set-up, I will also get videos of him doing multiple courses and patterns. If you have any tips or anything please let me know. I know it will be easier once I have the videos and pics posted, Thank you so much!!!
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        04-04-2014, 08:58 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    He's a cute boy!
         
        04-04-2014, 09:21 PM
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    Green Broke
    Very nice!
         
        04-05-2014, 11:07 PM
      #4
    Foal
    I'm rather partial to quarter horses myself. He looks like a very sweet boy. I can't imagine someone sending him to the kill pen!
         
        04-05-2014, 11:30 PM
      #5
    Foal
    I think he looks great! Just be patient and take it slow, is my advice. Enjoy every moment and let him settle in so he can feel secure and safe. They all do what you want eventually, just let him feel happy so he will relax and feel free to learn new things (or unlearn things from before) by pretending he's a brand new colt. Begin at the beginning and if he already knows some stuff, all the better for you. Good luck!
         
        04-08-2014, 09:32 PM
      #6
    Foal
    He's adorable!

    Now, for what you've been told and after my recent experiences. Do not put any credibility for any skills you can't currently get out of him. Start him over! Get a trainer and see how you can progress him. Does he canter if he's in the field??? Or is he just shy of doing it under saddle?
         

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