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        11-01-2012, 10:02 AM
      #11
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    Originally Posted by mystikal222    
    I thought this as well, but there are downfalls to this. I can see that sometimes its very discouraging for the little girl. She is very proud of what she's accomplished, I told her many girls who have been riding longer than her can't get him going like her. But she also asked if she could ride my friends horse for her lessons after she got to ride her for a half hour
    I can feel when he's going to break and keep him moving and that's the key. My beginners can't do that and I think this is how he decides who he will listen to. I know horses that are just easy rides for all and I want that- what I have planned for Salem, stubborn just wont do.
    As far as his health, he is only 4, never had any incidents or lameness, I highly doubt its a physical issue.I get nothing but compliments on how nice he looks when he's moving, under saddle and especially when he's just running around playing, there is no movement issues there!His saddle fits well, its also a light synthetic to reduce the amount of weight he has to work with since he's not done growing.
    At 4, I personally would not have this array of riders on him, but that is just me. He has, at most, I would hope, a couple years of riding on him, so it is more likely to backslide IMO. I also would not put beginners on ANY 4 yo, but again, I know they can all have brain farts, especially the young ones. I think you are asking for trouble here. You are going to end up with issues. I do give him tons of credit-he sounds like a great guy who is trying to do the right thing. I would resist smacking him, personally, and if he goes fine for you and you can anticipate the break in gait you must be thinking of having the less skilled riders smack him? Not something I would even consider. YIKES!
         
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        11-01-2012, 10:06 AM
      #12
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    He is 'priceless' as a beginner horse. I would let this rider be his 'tune-up' rider to help keep him 'honest' and reward her effort by moving her up to a 'better' horse that she can handle and go on to the next level with.
         
        11-01-2012, 10:29 AM
      #13
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by franknbeans    
    At 4, I personally would not have this array of riders on him, but that is just me. He has, at most, I would hope, a couple years of riding on him, so it is more likely to backslide IMO. I also would not put beginners on ANY 4 yo, but again, I know they can all have brain farts, especially the young ones. I think you are asking for trouble here. You are going to end up with issues. I do give him tons of credit-he sounds like a great guy who is trying to do the right thing. I would resist smacking him, personally, and if he goes fine for you and you can anticipate the break in gait you must be thinking of having the less skilled riders smack him? Not something I would even consider. YIKES!
    I don't intend to let little Lexi use the crop, Im just hoping to get Salem over his refusal issues to some extent.He has always been a lazy slow boy, willing and pleasent but quick to do as little as possible workwise- and truthfuly this is in part to my not really "working" him under saddle. He's had 2 years (lil more since he's about 4 n a half now) of mostly trail riding (plus the 6 months of nightly groundwork before starting under saddle, that was actualy fantastic for getting him where he is ). But I believe good horses are born good horses and his sweet nature is right for this task. So I just need to get him over hiself a bit- no pun intended
         
        11-01-2012, 10:40 AM
      #14
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    Horses are inherently lazy......and they get my number every time! Then I have to get tough!
         
        11-01-2012, 11:50 AM
      #15
    Showing
    Horses get tired of arena work, same old, same old and they have the ability to mentally shut down and just do. Does he ever get a refresher by going out on the trails? Since I did private lessons only, I'd sometimes saddle up, put the lesson horse on a long lead and do a lesson on the trails. A slow horse will readily trot alongside another and the variances in footing helped the rider improve balance.
         
        11-02-2012, 07:53 AM
      #16
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    Horses get tired of arena work, same old, same old and they have the ability to mentally shut down and just do. Does he ever get a refresher by going out on the trails? Since I did private lessons only, I'd sometimes saddle up, put the lesson horse on a long lead and do a lesson on the trails. A slow horse will readily trot alongside another and the variances in footing helped the rider improve balance.
    Yeah, that's kinda the problem- ALL we do is trail ride. Ill get him in the arena and go around a few times both ways, just long enough to get the snotty out of him and when he's going along nice, I get bored So we usualy end up outside somewhere or playing with arena equipment like the barrels (we roll them back n forth to eachother ) or the trot poles.
         

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