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post #151 of 219 Old 09-21-2012, 11:43 PM
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That video was so cute!!!!!! I know a horse that I really want to buy that is just like that, he even looks like that, except he's grey, but the body shape and everything. I want to buy him even more now :))))) Wonderful post, has helped me alot.
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post #152 of 219 Old 09-23-2012, 02:24 AM
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I totally agree! I hate when new riders want to buy a green horse and say "we'll learn together." NO you'll end up getting hurt and hurting the horse in the long run.
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post #153 of 219 Old 12-02-2012, 11:38 AM
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just recently purchased my perfect dream horse after following many of the specifications in this article! It's definitely worth the time and patience in the end (:
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post #154 of 219 Old 12-02-2012, 08:02 PM
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I totally agree! I hate when new riders want to buy a green horse and say "we'll learn together." NO you'll end up getting hurt and hurting the horse in the long run.
Some people think it's like getting a puppy...they'll grow together and form a great bond. Experienced horse people know it's usually a recipe for disaster. You'd be amazed though, at how many "trainers" or people who are selling their horse to a newbie use this as a sales pitch. IMHO, totally unethical. A buyer should at least do some research about what it takes to own a horse, much less train, ride, mold and shape a youngster.
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post #155 of 219 Old 12-03-2012, 12:38 PM
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There is only one instance I have seen a green horse and green rider work out in the instance of my sister an her fjord they are perfect together she has ridden Mabey a year if you take her actual riding between breaks and medical school and residency I on the other hand have been riding at the least twice a week for the last 8 years I get on this horse and he will tear buck and try to drag me around the arena I love him but not an easy ride unless you point him at a jump my sister gets on and she can walk trot canter without a hitch I love my sister but in the dictionary next to beginner there should be a picture of her but this little 4 year old green broke fjord would do anything for her
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post #156 of 219 Old 12-03-2012, 12:53 PM
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Funny thing is, many novices & beginners wanting a horse will buy the "pretty" young unbroke horse because it's less expensive than the more expensive, less attractive broke one. I've always found, broke or unbroke, the purchase price (excepting world champions & the like) is the least expensive part of horse ownership. Parents, give your head a shake, is saving a few thousand dollars worth risking your child's physical health & emotional well being? In the end you will lose money and the child won't be happy anyways. You spend a few thousand more for better features on your new car, don't you? Leave the greenies for someone who can teach them properly, they deserve it & so do you. Excellent post SMrobs, I have a question though....what is a stickie?
but there are a few exceptions to the price idea I have a flashy grulla paint and an even flashier tb mare both were cheep and only because their old owners were scared of them within a week I could ride them out on the road and farmland have dogs run after them and jump my paint about 3 foot they were cheep but perfect especially my paint who is my dream horse the one I truly bonded with she does a little western and speed loves trails jumps 4 6 at home 3 foot jumper shows 3 6 hunter shows she loves mini eventing and to top it all of bareback galloping in a field with clip on reins
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post #158 of 219 Old 12-04-2012, 08:25 PM
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the two best people in natural horsemanship is Pat Perelli and Guy Mclaen I love both of them I have video of both of them too
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post #159 of 219 Old 12-04-2012, 08:40 PM
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I would just like to second the fact that green + green = black and blue. Then red, then purple, then green, then yellow....

I was one of those 'not so smart' kids that decided that the first horse I would work with would be a 6 month old virtually unhandled, people agressive, biting kicking rearing bucking MINIATURE horse, and this was the result.

This is just half of it, only 40 minutes after the incident. The other bruise from her other hoof (yes, I was double barreled) was up on my hip.



Three weeks later it still looked like this.


I'm very lucky she didnt break a bone!

Now just imagine if she had been full sized?

Luckily, we both made it out fine by the skin of our teeth, but I had HUGE amounts of retraining to do with her and I got hurt more often than I want to admit...all of those times but one being my fault. She's a four year old driving pony now but it took almost a year of work with a professional trainer to undo all of the mistakes that I did before with her. I'm amazed that she wasn't ruined.

Please please please take the advice of so many of the people here and only get what you KNOW you can handle, not what you 'think you can learn to do' or 'have done once.' It rarely ends well, as you see here.

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There is only one instance I have seen a green horse and green rider work out in the instance of my sister an her fjord they are perfect together she has ridden Mabey a year if you take her actual riding between breaks and medical school and residency I on the other hand have been riding at the least twice a week for the last 8 years I get on this horse and he will tear buck and try to drag me around the arena I love him but not an easy ride unless you point him at a jump my sister gets on and she can walk trot canter without a hitch I love my sister but in the dictionary next to beginner there should be a picture of her but this little 4 year old green broke fjord would do anything for her
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:) Congratulations to your sister, it says volumes about the relationship she has with her horse.
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