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post #41 of 52 Old 12-31-2007, 12:26 AM
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I would NEVER race a filly that has NEVER been trained to race in the first place. Tell me she's trained and we can talk. Lol.

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post #42 of 52 Old 12-31-2007, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Well ya, she just gets weird around other horses.
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post #43 of 52 Old 12-31-2007, 12:34 AM
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Is she horse aggresive? Ooh that's not good to deal with. I've seen horse aggresive horses tear up welded four inch PIPE stalls at my friend's. Crazy, crazy. I'm sorry Horse_Luver I don't think I can help at all really...

I just don't suggest racing a horse in a real race that isn't a racehorse by any chance.

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post #44 of 52 Old 12-31-2007, 12:36 AM Thread Starter
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No she's not horse aggressive, she's just weird it's like she gets nervose around them.
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post #45 of 52 Old 12-31-2007, 12:38 AM
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I'm not sure what to say. It's probably because she's never raced before.....

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post #46 of 52 Old 12-31-2007, 12:44 AM
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Is the horse's owner wanting to train her to use blinkers or train her to race properly without blinkers? We'd be going down two different advice roads depending on what she wants to do.
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post #47 of 52 Old 12-31-2007, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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She only tried the blinkers once, then she started rearing becuase she couldn't see what was going on.

What I did was I did some Clinton Anderson's Lounging for respect stages 1 and 2, and did some Pat Parelli's 'Hide Your Hiney' game and she ran perfect! She was controlled and more focused on running and not the other horses.

Only problem was my friend(the owner of this horse) still says that we cannot do this before a big race becuase she needs all the energy she can get.

I'm going to rip my hair out!lol
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post #48 of 52 Old 12-31-2007, 07:30 PM
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So.....does the horse's owner want to train her to accept blinkers or run properly without blinkers?

I guess I'll just give my best 2 cents for either option.

If she wants her to learn to wear blinkers, maybe try just one side at a time. Then maybe she won't feel so claustrophobic and won't rear/freak out. Or at home in her relaxed pasture, put on the blinkers. Let her run and rear at liberty (with supervision) and I bet she'd eventually figure out that she's not going to die just because she can't see to the rear/side of herself.

If no blinkers are desired, it might just be that she needs more time in a busy, horse-populated area. Is she turned out with other horses? Maybe she doesn't know how to properly conduct herself in close proximity to other horses. And adding a rider and race environment just exaggerates things!
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post #49 of 52 Old 12-31-2007, 09:21 PM
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blinkers and rearing up

Hello and my 2 cents for you and your friend is to start looking for a trainer that deals with race horses, As this horse and its owner seem to me like they need to be trained , in the race form.Now a race horse that needs blinkers has an issue with other things around it weather it be horses or people ect. I use blinkers on my saddlebred gelding when im driveing him, to keep his focus on me and what we are doing, it also keeps him from being distracted from other objects on eather side of him that may spook him, Hence the reason for blinkers, all outside distractions are limited to his site of vision. A horse that has not been trained to use blinkers can be very difficult to handle and dangerous if not trained correctly with them, Also it sounds as if this horse has not been thru a very good training period before this person purchased him. With all that I have understood from all the related posts on this issue the horse needs to be sent to a trainer that does work with TBs before they ever hit the track,and then works with them as they progress along the raceing lines. I am not takeing away from what the owner wants to do in his training but for the safety of the horse and the owner I do suggest a professional trainer for this horse sorry more like 5.00 then 2cents worth Dave
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post #50 of 52 Old 01-06-2008, 12:32 PM
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It sounds like this race horse of yours has some issues going on that haven't gone un-noticed. Something is wrong if the jock can't even breeze her. Either she was never broke correctly, esp. If she's a baby, or somethings wrong with her.

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