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post #1 of 3 Old 02-14-2011, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Taking lessons while training a horse

So some of you may not not know that I've had issues with trainers in the past,but I finally managed to find one. She is in the process of moving so the lesson have stopped for about a month and half now. Anyway she's getting ready to start lesson in a couple of weeks.

Obviously my main priority is to become more confident in the saddle and develop a good seat. I would be learning on my trainers horses, lunge lessons then progressing from there.

However I still want to know more than just riding a horse. I want to know about horse training. I think it will help my confidence some to aside from being in the saddle.

What do you think about taking lessons with my trainer and working with another horse at my friend's farm?

She has a little over 20. So I thought the trainer could help evaluate a horse for me there to lease while gaining an experience and better understanding of horses overall.

To be honest I'm so mixed right now on the other hand I want to do it but I have a little fear but I don't know of what......
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Once you are a competent rider, you should get a pretty solid horse.

From there, your trainer should help you work with your horse. The lessons should be less about how you're sitting, and more about how you're influencing your horse.

Obviously if you just got your seat down, you're not going to be ready to train a horse from the ground up. You'll probably want a horse that has been trained in whatever discipline you ride in. With that horse, you will learn how to make him move correctly and keep him working right..

Sorry if that makes no sense, I had a hard time explaining it.

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Once you are a competent rider, you should get a pretty solid horse.

From there, your trainer should help you work with your horse. The lessons should be less about how you're sitting, and more about how you're influencing your horse.

Obviously if you just got your seat down, you're not going to be ready to train a horse from the ground up. You'll probably want a horse that has been trained in whatever discipline you ride in. With that horse, you will learn how to make him move correctly and keep him working right..

Sorry if that makes no sense, I had a hard time explaining it.
Thanks Eliz no it makes perfect sense.

I say seat because I have a tendency to bounce in the saddle. I guess deep down I just want to see how to train a horse in person. So when I get my own horse I'll have a better understanding of horse behavior and how to correct it if need be. That's why I mentioned training I would never do it by myself.

I find the journey from an "unruly" horse to an enjoyable one fascinaiting. I feel like I never get to see the "behind the scense" of horses. Its always arrive at the barn and ride. I know there is more to it.
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