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post #11 of 16 Old 12-23-2012, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Fair enough. Yes I agree both ways.....you need to be savvy enough to know when and how to give space while reading another horse.....but you also need to be willing to get the 'naughty' horse thinking twice about making any move that is not dictated by you while you're on her back. It's understandable if you don't have time to work on it everyday (who does!!!) but personally I'd get so p***** off that I'd have a meeting with my horse
Haha, believe me, it's hard for me to deal with sometimes with my Arab being the sweetest thing I've ever met, and then her being a sassy little thing. She's a lot of fun and a challenging ride, and it's well worth it when she behaves for me =] And it would obviously be nice if I didn't have to worry about the kicking, but there are some things you just can't control all the time when working with horses, no matter how badly you want to.
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-23-2012, 11:16 PM
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Muppetgirl... how can one 'fix' the problem if they have limited riding time? That sort of mentality wouldn't go over well if anybody had a horse in training or young horse... do they all have to wait and take turns?
Not bashing, it just seems like an odd mentality to have. Yes, you should be in control of your animal but there's a difference between that and misbehaviour, people should know how to maneuver around all sorts of horses, and uphold general arena etiquette.
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Muppetgirl... how can one 'fix' the problem if they have limited riding time? That sort of mentality wouldn't go over well if anybody had a horse in training or young horse... do they all have to wait and take turns?
Not bashing, it just seems like an odd mentality to have. Yes, you should be in control of your animal but there's a difference between that and misbehaviour, people should know how to maneuver around all sorts of horses, and uphold general arena etiquette.
Go back and read my posts......training a horse or a young horse is one thing....a broke horse who likes to kick is another.....the OP and I have been having a nice chat here....did you notice.

I can tell you now, in arena situation everyone should be able to ride together and respect each other......one bad apple can spoil the whole darn bunch.
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Muppetgirl... how can one 'fix' the problem if they have limited riding time? That sort of mentality wouldn't go over well if anybody had a horse in training or young horse... do they all have to wait and take turns?
Not bashing, it just seems like an odd mentality to have. Yes, you should be in control of your animal but there's a difference between that and misbehaviour, people should know how to maneuver around all sorts of horses, and uphold general arena etiquette.

Thank you, but it's okay =] I didn't want to make my original post too terribly lengthy and put a lot of information in it; and I can see muppetgirl's view if that was my horse and had time to train her every day then she shouldn't be acting like that, and she understands my view that I just plain don't have time to ride the pony all the time and get her to stop acting up completely right now.
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Yes, I do believe I understood your post fully. And as I said... I believe people should be responsible for keeping themselves safe. Yes if a horse is an absolute monster they shouldn't be ridden around other horses, but if a horse misbehaves under saddle it has to be worked with and in my experience I don't believe limited arena time / waiting for an empty arena is really an ideal fix.

And yes, I noticed you were having a nice chat. My comment wasn't meant to bring up your defences.
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post #16 of 16 Old 12-28-2012, 11:50 AM
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It is important to specify safety rules in the arena. Agreed. So, if this means needing to speak to the other rider again, then let her know. She may have just forgotten or it may have slipped her mind, so if necessary, just let her know again kindly. God bless and happy riding!
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