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        04-08-2013, 12:15 PM
      #21
    Trained
    DimSum, I NEED that Avatar!! ROFLMAO
         
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        04-08-2013, 12:16 PM
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    Foal
    Awwww that stinks! We are always up for meeting new people!

    Hahaa I totally agree! For most of our guys, when they get a really new rider who just flops around on their back with their hands sky high it is as if they turn their brain off and just follow the horse in font of them. I think it is almost a coping thing lol :P
         
        04-08-2013, 12:19 PM
      #23
    Foal
    Thanks Corporal! I know they all have holes somewhere in their training, it is just a matter of pinpointing what is causing what and how to go back and fix it :P I agree that going back to ground work is the best way to find every hole, and the music major analogy really helped! Lol I have a lot of friends who are majoring in music so I really do understand what you mean and it put a better light on where to go from what I know :)
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        04-08-2013, 12:23 PM
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    Yearling
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    DimSum, I NEED that Avatar!! ROFLMAO
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    Awwww that stinks! We are always up for meeting new people!

    Hahaa I totally agree! For most of our guys, when they get a really new rider who just flops around on their back with their hands sky high it is as if they turn their brain off and just follow the horse in font of them. I think it is almost a coping thing lol :P
    Oh my yes, my gelding is the same way, totally shuts down and does his own thing if my greenie spouse rides him. But that gelding is the sweetest, most kind guy on the ground-supple, yielding etc. I guess I hadn't noticed how bad his holes were until I started riding him without my spouse around riding his horse. My spouse's horse always leads and my guy just flitters along behind him. I swear he'd follow that other horse into an inferno and not even think about it. Get him on his own and that's when the evasion/don't wanna steer/no attention span kicks in...sigh.
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        04-08-2013, 12:27 PM
      #25
    Foal
    It does get better! My friend bought one of our best camp horses a while back and he had a lot of the same issues that our current string of horses have when alone or with a very green rider. She has gotten him to think on his own and has actually done a few very informal shows with him and placed fairly well! She isn't planning on doing anything more with him than fun shows/trail riding, but after she got past that "brain shutting off" hump he has turned into a really great horse and she has even begun teaching her little cousin to ride with him and I guess he is a wonderful old school master now that he has learned to listen instead of shut down :)
         
        04-08-2013, 01:27 PM
      #26
    Yearling
    Thanks for the hopeful words! I sorely need it at this time :)

    Oh, and any tips, exercises etc you or your friend used please pass along!
         
        04-08-2013, 04:20 PM
      #27
    Foal
    Will do!
         

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