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post #21 of 38 Old 08-21-2010, 03:13 PM
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That made me laugh! I definitely agree though.

I think everyone understand it in own way. Say, if you can't ride dressage, or don't know how to post, or can't run the barrels, but can manage (successfully) a bucking or rearing horse or ride through the bolt, does THAT make you a good rider? And in opposite I've seen dressage and jumping riders on competition, who couldn't stay on (or barely could stay on) when a horse gave a REAL buck couple times in row. Does THAT make them bad riders?
I agree, What makes someone a non experienced rider? If they can't do fancy jumping ore dressage but can communicate with their horse without a whip or train a horse from the ground up without any experience and make them a great trail horse it seems that's impressive.

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Ok guys, I'm sorry, I came out pretty mean but I just really hate it when kids think they are really good and start "training" a pony and buy their own horse with no experience.
He is going to be professionally trained
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I agree, What makes someone a non experienced rider? If they can't do fancy jumping ore dressage but can communicate with their horse without a whip or train a horse from the ground up without any experience and make them a great trail horse it seems that's impressive.
No... what makes someone an unexperienced rider is having no experience...

I don't think you can laundry list qualifications in a generic sense. Maybe related to a specific discipline to determine skill level w/in that specific discipline but when you are talking about generic "horse riding" that approach doesn't really work.

How "experienced" you are depends on how many things you have experienced. This can include gaits of a horse, disciplines of riding, sports, issues, successes, places to ride and training. You can't be experienced without experiencing things but it's all relative.

The more experience you have doesn't always correlate to being a better rider. It's how you handle that experience and use it to improve and move forward and learn.

IMO a rider is someone who is always training and learning and moving forward - experiencing things. If you aren't doing that yet then you have no riding experience so no riding experience level.




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[QUOTE=Deerly;725908]No... what makes someone an unexperienced rider is having no experience...

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I didn't mean that you had no experience riding, I meant no experience training, but have ridden and know what a good horse needs to know.

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A lot of this stuff makes sense, but what if the person riding doesn't consider jumping a qualification to be an advanced/experienced rider? Or did you mean an advanced rider would be able to hold on if a horse jumped over something? And you also have to remember all horses are different. And the nutrition and first aid don't seem like part of riding to me unless your horse needs first aid on the ride. It seems more like general horse knowledge.
For the jumping, it is if you are a jumper and that you don't have to be able to jump every horse. Also, for the nutrition and first aid, I personally think that if you are that level you should know this. It's hard to say what an experienced rider is overall because it is so different in every discipline.

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That's good! sorry that a forgot to multi-quote
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That's good! sorry that a forgot to multi-quote
It's ok but I would never train my own horse at my age I would only help and he will always be taken care of by experienced people cause he is being boarded.
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how old are you cause my friend and her sister who are 12 and 15 (i think) are gonna buy a cheap horse train it and resale it for more money lol i know i couldn't do that but mabye they can

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how old are you cause my friend and her sister who are 12 and 15 (i think) are gonna buy a cheap horse train it and resale it for more money lol i know i couldn't do that but mabye they can
How experienced are they? It will not work out, if anything they will probably lose money. You have to be a professional to profit off of that.
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how old are you cause my friend and her sister who are 12 and 15 (i think) are gonna buy a cheap horse train it and resale it for more money lol i know i couldn't do that but mabye they can
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