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    07-20-2012, 09:02 PM
Id like to thank all the people who added on to ruining my confidence with horses. All im ever told is I can't do it and im not good enough. Geeze all this will reaally help in the future with my career. And all I asked for was some positive replies. And no im not dumb enough to think he already knows what means "go". Cheers
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    07-20-2012, 09:24 PM
Before this thread goes balistic, you have to know that you asked for advice on a public forum, so you are going to get a wide variety of responses, and no guarantee they'll be anywhere near what you thought you would get.

It is no reflection on you as a person or how good you are to recommend that you have the guidance of an older, more knowledgeable person to help you.

The very general way you phrased your question indicates that you may not yet understand the root of such behaviors as pig rooting, bucking and being hardheaded. They are more than likely not individual problems, but a reflection of the horse's immaturity and you inconsistancy and lack of training in dealing with a very green horse.

There is not insult in not having experience. At `13, it's not likely you would have enough experience. Experience takes time to accumulate and you haven't been on this earth all that long .
    07-20-2012, 09:45 PM
Kiddo, nobody was getting down your throat an being mean. You are very young and you asked for advice. You got proper advice from people who have been owning and training horses for longer than you've been alive. If you're going to ask for help on a public forum, accept the help you're given instead of being a snarky little brat to those trying to help you.
    07-20-2012, 10:15 PM
Originally Posted by newforest33    
Id like to thank all the people who added on to ruining my confidence with horses. All im ever told is I can't do it and im not good enough. Geeze all this will reaally help in the future with my career. And all I asked for was some positive replies. And no im not dumb enough to think he already knows what means "go". Cheers
I am new to this thread and I think you are over reacting. Some of the question like "does he understand voice commands?" and "what go means" makes alot of sense since he was having trouble going. Your post was not very informative and more background is needed to help give advice.

You comments show your imaturity(not a bad thing as you are 13) and you need to step back and take a look from our perspective
    07-20-2012, 10:47 PM
I started my first yearlings when I was 12. Broke them to lead, tie, stand, pick up all four feet, park out, trot in hand and everything they needed to know for their adult lives.

I did NOT do this on my own. Yes I did the actual work, but I didn't know what the heck I was doing. How did I learn? Mom and dad would tell me "Do this." "Work on this today." "When they do that, do this." "Don't do that." "That was dumb." "That won't work." "That is better." It was a constant stream of coaching.

When I was REALLY stuck, and not getting it when they said "do this" they would come in and show me.

My suggestion to you is to find a coach. Call it a trainer if you will, but you need someone who knows what the heck they are doing to stand right there and tell you what to do.

Point is, you do NOT know what you are doing, which is PERFECTLY fine and okay. What is best is, you want to learn.

If you have someone teaching you, showing you, and stepping in to stomp pony when he needs it(all ponies need a little stomping now and then. Don't kid yourself kid. Lol. )you will get everything you need.

I do not believe you will listen to what is said here, because your rebuttals make it seem like there isn't really a problem. Which is okay too. You will just have to learn to not be so naieve. :)

Go find yourself a coach!
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    07-20-2012, 10:52 PM
Also, because you really want to hear it: you CAN do this. You CAN make this work. You just HAVE to be willing to listen, learn, and be open to new ideas.

LISTEN to the people who say you can't and figure out why they think that. Listen to the people who say you are in over your head and figure out why. Listen listen listen. Be prepared to FAIL miserably crying in the dirt. A lot of us have been there.

You CAN do it, but you need training! Be open and listen.
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