Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
I do understand that we all had to start somewhere. I do not know how much experience you do have monte4ever. Just by your few post here, I don't think you are ready for training a horse with someone just overseeing you. It sounds like you don't have much experience in training at all. You haven't prepared yourself enough or they, the ones overseeing you, haven't. They should be there for every step of the way since this is the first horse you're training.
Honestly, it sounds like your working the horse for them. You've said that you haven't lunged him. Any horse that I've ever rode, whether I knew the horse had been backed before or not, I've worked on the ground. Not just to get any bugs out of their system, but to see how they move, respond or react, and to make sure they have an understanding of how I communicate with them.
It just seems to me that you are missing some key things or holes in your training. If you have holes in your training, there will be holes in the horses training. I'm not trying to be harsh or discourage you. I just think you need more education yourself, meaning someone there to teach you, before you try to train horses.
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