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  • Horse trainers taking advantage of beginner horse owners
  • Im a timid rider

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    01-09-2012, 08:25 AM
  #71
Weanling
I would keep looking myself. I'm a lot like you about riding I don't pretend that I'm better then I am, and wish horse people wouldn't pretend their horses are more then they are either If you get that kind of weird feeling like something just isn't right I would follow my gut. I'm more timid about riding then my sister yet she hasn't been on horses on a consistant basis since we were teenagers but she gets right on and takes control and my horses listen to her right away and she doesn't give them time to take advantage of her. This horse might not give her new owner any problems just because of her confidence where as with a more timid rider who knows the kind of trouble it might get up to. I do a lot of reading about horses and riding and the one thing I wish that experts would do is write from the point of view of when they first started out and didn't know anything I think when some people sell their horses they sell the horse from their own riding ability. Just my opinion.
     
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    01-09-2012, 09:31 PM
  #72
Foal
Thanks Chandra. I passed a few years ago and this popped up on another bb. I guess she'd forgotten that she tried to market him to me as a beginner's horse.

The woman selling/riding him is a "professional" and considers herself well versed in matching a rider to a horse. It's because of never ending stories and lies like this that's made me take a break in riding/looking for a horse.

I'm glad to know my interpretation of the description of this horse wasn't just my imagination
     
    01-09-2012, 09:45 PM
  #73
Foal
Thanks for posting this! It's good advice ;).
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    01-10-2012, 12:21 AM
  #74
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Dark Horse    
Thanks Chandra. I passed a few years ago and this popped up on another bb. I guess she'd forgotten that she tried to market him to me as a beginner's horse.

The woman selling/riding him is a "professional" and considers herself well versed in matching a rider to a horse. It's because of never ending stories and lies like this that's made me take a break in riding/looking for a horse.

I'm glad to know my interpretation of the description of this horse wasn't just my imagination

I've been on my quest to learn to ride for two years now. I do have a horse but I allowed people to convince me he was a great horse, and he is for a more experienced rider though. I just recently acquired a rocky mountain/quarter horse that is more suited to me.
I'm certain that I will offend someone with this statement but I now take everything that a horse expert tells me with a grain of salt I let them rattle on and smile. I recently went to look at a mare for my niece and it was the first time that I got on a horse that I didn't know and the guy had him in a barn for me to ride so we went around the barn and this mare wouldn't stop when I asked. I even told the man we live two hours out and its for a new rider who is 14 and he assured me it was a great horse, so I looked the guy in the eye and said this horse is too much for my niece and we left. That same week a friend of mine was in the process of getting her first horse and the owner of that horse allowed them two weeks to get to know this horse, she let them come out anytime they wanted to ride and see if the horse was going to be a good fit. I thought that was the most awesome thing for a owner to do, a lot of horses would end up in a better place with more people acting that way. Just my opinion
     
    01-10-2012, 12:32 AM
  #75
Weanling
I have horse allergies myself I sneeze and my eyes get itchy. I just deal with it and try not to touch my face. I don't know how severe yours are so I can definitely sympathize. This might sound crazy but I went on craigslist and posted looking for riding partner, plus I had seen a post on craigslist with someone who was looking for a partner to ride with. I got so many replies and met 3 great girls in the process and 2 who weren't a good fit. I could ride so so at that time and I'm much better now they were all experienced riders it has been the best experience of my life. I think that there are so many people out there who would love to have a riding partner but just don't know how to go about it. Hope it helps
     
    01-12-2012, 03:26 AM
  #76
Foal
My first horse was a heavy weight driving cob....I retrained with the help of my friend (who is a trainer by trade) but he did have a fabulous temperment laid back nature not bothered by anything, and wanted to please.
I seeked her advise before purchasing him also had him on loan for 6months...and we have been together ever since 15year later :) being patient is the way forward with horses. With some experience of training green horses and youngsters, I have decided to embark on training a young horse for myself, but still have a good friend to turn to if I need help.

Most important thing is if you have bitten off more than you can chew admit it! :)
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    01-23-2012, 12:31 PM
  #77
Foal
Ha ! Great Post. Love it! I have been riding since I was little, 20+ years now but I am far from an expert and will still send any horse I get to an excellent trainer, even if they are "broke". Take a trainer with you just like you would take a used car to a mechanic before you buy. There is absolutely no shame in needing help!
     
    02-01-2012, 11:40 AM
  #78
Foal
Thanks for posting this topic. I'm planning to buy one but I don't know the right horse to buy.
     
    02-03-2012, 09:53 PM
  #79
Foal
Im glad I read this I want to own a horse but I'm going to lease a horse for 300 a month which is a lot of money for me and I never want to be one of those people who can't afford to call the vet I also don't want to live hand to mouth.
     
    02-19-2012, 04:08 PM
  #80
Green Broke
Best thread I have ever read.

I so very much wish I could staple this to everyone's foreheads.

The advice given here is priceless. And so very realistic.
     

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