Join Date: Jul 2008
let me first say: I DON'T MISTREAT MY HORSE!! This is the first time I have tacked him up and saddled him to try to ride. Yes I have tried bareback, didnt work either. I DON'T put the bit under Koda's tongue HE DOES IT HIMSELF, and when I noticed it after a very short ride, I untacked him, let him cool off and gave him a bath.I didnt think it was soppose to go under his tongue thats why I came here for advice, not to get yelled at and blamed for mistreating my horse.I dont think my saddle was improperly adjusted,the girth wouldnt go any tighter and it seemed tight even at the moment.I also want to say that when I did ride him I wasnt using the reins all the time I had someone else out there with me leading him on the lead rope, I was using the reins to test him out to see what he knew.
Yes I do know how to care for my horse,how to feed, when to deworm,bot med etc.I was not 100% positive about the tack and saddle, thats why I'm HERE.I have figured out that Koda is green.I have a trainer coming next week to work with us.
When I put the bit in his mouth, he plays with it UNTIL HE GETS IT UNDER HIS TONGUE THEN HE STOPS PLAYING WITH IT.I don't underdstand that.Maybe it the wrong size.
Duma's_Grrrl: No he isn't scared or angry, he is VERY calm.He does have a partial wrinkle in the corner of his mouth and I knew that was fine, you don't want it too tight, I knew that.
iridehorses: I DONT ABUSE MY HORSE.like I said this was the FIRST TIME I tacked and saddled him up,I knew something wasnt right. No I didnt learn about horses after I was given Koda,I knew alot, but there is a million people out there that always knows more, and ALOT MORE I HAVE TO LEARN, I UNDERSTAND THAT.KODA IS VERY WELL TAKEN CARE OF.I don't board him he is here at my house, I am with him everyday.
Don't know if I anwered all your questions but I tried too.