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post #1 of 4 Old 03-10-2011, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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What if he's not the one...

hello, I am new to the forum and have a concern. I grew up with horses. I had an appaloosa, TWH, quarter horse, and TB. It has been a while since I had a horse, about 10 years. Last year, I was given a paso fino colt as a wedding present. My husband and I had the house and the land and were really wanting horses for the farm. Now we've got this little guy, and I just love him. The truth is, i'm scared. All the horses I had were all trained and ready to go. I guess i'm afraid i'm got going to get him to his full potential. I try to work with him, but not sure i'm doing things right. We have another filly with him, as they were weaned together, but now he needs weaned from her! We have plans of putting her back with the other horses (which is my neighbor's) and I plan on sending him to a trainer next summer (when I have the money). I guess i'm just nervous... any advice?

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-10-2011, 02:19 PM
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Horses don't think about their 'potential'. He would be just as happy in a large pasture with buddies his whole life as he would winning a national championship. So, don't worry about not giving him all that he "deserves". If you love him and take care of him, he's already a very lucky horse :)

Also, I wouldn't be worried about ruining him (so to speak) either. Sure, you may accidently train him to do the wrong thing. But you can always learn more and fix what you created. I think as long as you're trying to train him right, and putting effort into learning how to do it right, you'll be fine. Horses are very forgiving animals, and we're all learning :)
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-10-2011, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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thanks. I'm probably just thinking about it too much.

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-11-2011, 12:23 AM
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I'm sure you will be fine. There are many ways to train your horse, and if it works for you and him, it can't be wrong. I would try not to stress about it.
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