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        04-27-2013, 09:28 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by KatieAndZanzibar    
    My father makes me let them ride... If it were up to me, and they didn't live there, I wouldn't let them come within 50 feet of my horse!

    I am sorry , but your Dad is wrong in this instance.
    If they have no respect for you, for your horse, or for your feelings, they should loose the privilege to ride your horse.

    Try and explain this to Dad.
         
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        04-27-2013, 09:34 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Why are you letting thyem ride him? Why are you not riding to both of your levels until you learn? Just do some normal trail riding and not reining.
         
        04-27-2013, 09:38 PM
      #13
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by churumbeque    
    Why are you letting thyem ride him? Why are you not riding to both of your levels until you learn? Just do some normal trail riding and not reining.
    My father makes me 'share' my horse with my cousins. And, my dad also said my horse would just be as good off in a kill pen if he doesn't learn to rein... But I mostly do trail rides. He's good on the trails.
         
        04-27-2013, 09:42 PM
      #14
    Started
    I can't stand people like this..
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        04-27-2013, 09:44 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Do your cousins have horses of their own? Tell them that if they have a problem with your horse,find another to ride. Otherwise, put up and shut up. With your father, try and put it as a 'make lemonade out of lemons' situation. Yes, it would be better with the $10,000 professionally trained reining horse, but you work with what you have.

    As you can tell, I have little tolerance for snarky, unhelpful comments.
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        04-27-2013, 09:47 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Hes threeeeee!!!.... My horse was barely broke at three... Id be careful with your relatives riding him.. especially if they are being so hard on him ... and Just ignore them.. My dad tells me he wants to sell both my horses if hay doesnt go down.. I just nod and move on.. knowing he wont do anything haha
         
        04-27-2013, 09:55 PM
      #17
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by KatieAndZanzibar    
    Well, he's not really green broke. He rides perfectly, in my opinion. The only thing wrong is his reining, and my cousins are a little too harsh when they ride him.
    If he doesn't know how to rein or doesn't rein well, he's green broke. My gelding will be 4 in a week an a half and was broken out when he was a 2yo. He's had two dozen rides, is a dream on the trail, has his w/t transitions down pretty well, and most people joke that he was "born broke"...and I STILL consider him green broke.
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        04-27-2013, 09:58 PM
      #18
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Kotori    
    Do your cousins have horses of their own? Tell them that if they have a problem with your horse,find another to ride. Otherwise, put up and shut up. With your father, try and put it as a 'make lemonade out of lemons' situation. Yes, it would be better with the $10,000 professionally trained reining horse, but you work with what you have.

    As you can tell, I have little tolerance for snarky, unhelpful comments.
    Only one cousin does - and his is 9 and has never been fooled with!

    He tells me my horse is "crazy".

    "Why don't you go get on your horse? You'll find out what crazy is."
         
        04-27-2013, 10:28 PM
      #19
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by KatieAndZanzibar    
    Well, he's not really green broke. He rides perfectly, in my opinion. The only thing wrong is his reining, and my cousins are a little too harsh when they ride him.

    When they ride him, they kick him hard and say stuff like, "This horse is ******ed!" , "This is horse should be put down!", "If he was MY horse, I'd put him down!", "I'm glad my horse doesn't act this way!", so on.
    I personally would knock your cousins unconscious in that scenario, but I reaaaally don't recommend you do that.
    I don't see why they are riding your horse in the first place. Yes, they have permission but why do they want to ride him? If he is so unpleasant to ride why don't they just ride their own horses?
         
        04-27-2013, 11:22 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    I had a breakthrough with my 3 yr old today so when I saw your post, I had to respond.

    It is worth noting that at age 3 they still have baby teeth falling out and adult teeth coming in. I didn't even realize this was a problem until I rode yesterday and my 3 yr old acted like he had no training at all when it came to turning. It was like he regressed and didn't even want to direct rein (several months ago we were working on neck reining and he was starting to get it). So when I rode yesterday I was really discouraged. Then I took off his bridle and saw some pink foam on his bit. Yup, blood. I never draw blood on my horses, I pride myself in light hands. So I was looking around in his mouth (the best I could with a mouthy 3 yr old) and saw the blood seemed to be coming from one of his top molars.

    I then realized he probably has baby caps about ready to fall out and that is where the blood is coming from. Because about a month ago he lost his two top and bottom baby caps on his front teeth and it was the same thing.....bleeding for an unknown reason until I looked at his mouth.

    So today I rode him in a hackamore and it was like "wow, he remembers his training after all!" So all that trouble I had the day before was purely because his teeth were bothering him!

    So give your guy the benefit of the doubt that it could be his teeth. And besides, your cousins are kids. They are just trying to push your buttons. I almost came to the point of dropping a "friend" one time because she was knocking my horse. I almost told her I would give her up before I gave up my horse but I bit my tongue. And it worked out for the best anyway because I don't even have contact with her anymore. I still have the wonderful horse she was knocking.

    So anyway, love your guy and don't let the mean people get to you. Just because they say something doesn't make it true. And your guy could been having tooth pain at his age.
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