I had milk with my Cherrios that morning. Was fresh out of piss so I had to make do.
He I a 5 6 year old Dutch TB cross and I have done a lot of work with him, he came to me with only 4 months under saddle at the most and two of those months was him getting away with green baby behavior. I jut was looking to see what you thaught of his movement an behavior.
Age and background is helpful to provide. Thank you for now including that. And if he's really that green (4 months under saddle), I'm not sure who would call him "the horse from hell" as he is just a learning baby.
The way you described him in your original post made it sound like he is an older horse that had been from owner to owner bucking them all off.
You didn't mention anything about wanting info on his movement or behavior. You just said "What do you think and what you see that you like" which can be interpreted in any number of ways. So be specific next time.
And now that you've asked, he does move very pretty and relaxed. Of course, being green, he just needs to continue to have guidance. Now that I've read through some of the responses, I would never have guessed this horse had a health issue. He looks very healthy.
I also very much disagree in the whole statement of he's not going to buck you off if you don't ask much. He is sensitive and sometimes pretty unpredictiable as a you green horse.
But he will be more likely
to act up if you ask him to do work that he doesn't want to do. I did not say it can't happen at any other time (because it most certainly can) but most behavior comes out when the horse is trying to "get out" of having to work. Like a kid throwing a temper tantrum. Or if they are in pain from something like the saddle, back problems, or teeth.
He was in training for 5 months and now I am moving him closer to home. I beilive it's our bond and understanding of each other that we work together and that he trust me
Were you training him? Or someone else?
And you've had him 7 months total, right?
I wasn't trying to scare him or make him go fast. I just wanted him to understand good go forward it's okay.
And nowhere did I tell you that you should make him scared. But he should respect you and listen to you. There a big difference in having respect or having fear. Obviously, you want your horse to have respect for you.
Just don't let him stop or slow down until YOU say so. If that means you feel him thinking about it and want to beat him to the punch, do it! Ask him to stop before he decides to. Or, push him through to keep him moving until you do want him to stop. Again, you do not need to scare him, or hurt him, or anything otherwise, but you've got to be the leader who makes the decisions.
Yes he is a horse but if your trying to tell me he is t my best frien and our relationship as rider and horse and owner and horse means he isn't going buck me off then I do t k ow what to tell you but that I think differently and you came on to my thread making me feel lesser and that my order wasn't doing anything good. This was a big moment for me and I can't let you take that away
I think you need to take a deep breath and relax for a moment.
I did not say you were not doing a good job. But I gave you some tips to improve. You can take it or leave it (seems that you are leaving it). That's your choice.
I did not say you were bad rider. I gave you something to work on (heels, hips, ears) that everyone
can always work on, including myself. You look like you ride bareback quite well, actually. And I never said otherwise.
While I do believe you can develop a bond or relationship with a horse to some extent, I do NOT believe that a horse is going to think "Oh, she is my friend. I guess I will decide not to buck.". It's just not the way an animal mind thinks. They don't contemplate human emotions.
Mostly, the point I was trying to make with my soapbox was to be careful
. And not to be naive. I don't want you think that he is never going to do anything bad just because you two are best friends and there's no way he'd ever break your bond. I was stressing that he still is a 1000+ pound horse that can buck, or kick, or whatnot and having a perfect relationship is not going to prevent him from doing it. And since he has a reputation of doing it in the past, there's a good chance it will resurface at some point.
To the rather critical poster: when I first started riding horses bareback (yonks ago), I hardly cantered at all because I thought I would surely fall off. Nothing wrong with doing what you're comfortable with.
She looked quite comfortable and balanced on him, and like a good bareback rider. So I didn't see any reason why she couldn't keep him in a gallop for training purposes of the horse.