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post #1 of 4 Old 09-21-2009, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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So I have a 4 year-old horse that I'm currently training. I've ridden her and taken her on 2 trail rides. Today, all I could do was lunge her. She was spooking at sunlight and when I asked her to pick up the trot she took off bucking and galloping around like a crazy horse. She tried to barge past me and wouldn't stand still in the cross-ties. I feel like we took 5 steps back today and I feel disappointed in myself and her. Sorry I just kinda needed to vent.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-21-2009, 08:57 PM
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it might have just had a bad day...you never know, what if it was a good step in the training?! If she was testing you today as long as you didnt lether get away with it...when she tryed to barge past you did you let her? It might have taught her that that behaviour is not acceptable and she might not try it again :)

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-22-2009, 01:40 AM
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We all have those kind of days with our horses, especially if they were 'messed up' before we get a hold of them. Just keep at it, she'll come around

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-22-2009, 08:54 AM
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We all have our bad days, so do horses. Just start over tomorrow, pretend like it never happened (well, that is, except to be prepared just in case it happens again). And like us ladies, I think mares have a right to have an 'off' day every now and again. ;) Nobody's perfect. But do keep us updated!

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