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post #21 of 53 Old 07-08-2013, 08:19 PM
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I could be wrong but when someone says they want to "store" a horse, that sends up red flags.
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post #22 of 53 Old 07-09-2013, 08:36 AM
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I would say this is not a good fit for you. The process of getting a horse is wonderful and you can get a horse not knowing much and learn with that horse. IF YOU GET THE RIGHT HORSE! This is not the right horse and more importantly this is not the right seller. There are sellers who do have their heart out in the right place for you, this one does not. Do not go down this road.

As for rearing, I am dealing with that and if that horse ever goes up high on me (right now its low) or he shows any sign of going over I will shoot him myself. Rearing is difficult to fix and easy to get killed.

I would pass on this horse but I wish you luck as I don't think you are ready to hear what folks are saying.
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I would say this is not a good fit for you. The process of getting a horse is wonderful and you can get a horse not knowing much and learn with that horse. IF YOU GET THE RIGHT HORSE! This is not the right horse and more importantly this is not the right seller. There are sellers who do have their heart out in the right place for you, this one does not. Do not go down this road.

As for rearing, I am dealing with that and if that horse ever goes up high on me (right now its low) or he shows any sign of going over I will shoot him myself. Rearing is difficult to fix and easy to get killed.

I would pass on this horse but I wish you luck as I don't think you are ready to hear what folks are saying.
I disagree about rearing being hard to fix. It really does not take much more than acute attention to the horse to stop the rear before it happens. The more you change the direction of the horse BEFORE they pick up their feet the less they will be inclined to do so. You need to be able to recognize the signs the horse gives they are about to rear so you can change their thinking first.

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I disagree about rearing being hard to fix. It really does not take much more than acute attention to the horse to stop the rear before it happens. The more you change the direction of the horse BEFORE they pick up their feet the less they will be inclined to do so. You need to be able to recognize the signs the horse gives they are about to rear so you can change their thinking first.
In fact it depends on a horse. There are those that rear because their feet are not moving (so it's rather easy to fix (IF you have experience and knowledge) by being ready and moving those feet). However there are habitual rearers out there. NOTHING can fix those, and eventually they'll kill/hurt you, themselves, of both.

OP, several reputable trainers I talked to said they will NEVER take a rearer in training. Ask yourself why...
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No vet bills, no feed bills, no breaking ice during the winter, no weekends spent hauling hay rather than being with your friends, if you don't feel like it you can stay home...

Plus, getting to know your riding instructor can open tons of doors for you! Riding styles you may not otherwise get to try, meeting new people, riding different horses. When you feel ready to take the plunge into the HUGE responsibility of owning your own horse, your riding instructor can help you find an appropriate horse for you.
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Sounds like a dream horse. No manners, no training, bites... And an owner who wants to keep her at my place for free!
Sign me up, bro.

In all seriousness though, she's a $100 meat horse.
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OP, several reputable trainers I talked to said they will NEVER take a rearer in training. Ask yourself why...
Maybe perhaps it's because more often then not, you end up underneath a 1200lb animal?

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In fact it depends on a horse. There are those that rear because their feet are not moving (so it's rather easy to fix (IF you have experience and knowledge) by being ready and moving those feet). However there are habitual rearers out there. NOTHING can fix those, and eventually they'll kill/hurt you, themselves, of both.

OP, several reputable trainers I talked to said they will NEVER take a rearer in training. Ask yourself why...
I guess this is where your definition of habitual is different than mine. Habitual is infact a learned habit. You teach that habit out of them. If the horse rears to attack unprovoked then there are wires crossed in the head. That cannot be fixed with anything less than euthanization.

I understand where you are coming from, but have a hard time accepting it from my experience..



Edit to add: I assume when saying it is rearing it was talking about small lifts off the ground, not full upright in stance. I was under the assumption the OP said it was small hops.

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For me, a rear is when a horse goes up and balances (or falls over) on his back end. A "temper pop" is a bounce on the front end, that doesn't phase me & is easily dealt with. A rear scares every ounce of fiber in me and I am off & gone, good bye horse, let someone else play Russian Roulette with it! Once you witness someone getting killed by a rearer, you know it isn't something to mess with.
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post #30 of 53 Old 07-09-2013, 04:34 PM
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I guess that was what I was thinking of in the case of the OP, waresbear. I wasn't thinking full blown "Hi Ho Silver,away" rearing with attitude to get you off with alot of pain.

My apologies for the misunderstanding.
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