Don't shoot me*Update* more photos - The Horse Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 Old 05-22-2009, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
Don't shoot me*Update* more photos

I took Saro out on a very short trail ride. Not more than about 1/10th of a mile out of the round pen. She just seems so ready, I know I'm pushing too hard. I did wear my helmet, and it was sooo fun and she was such a good girl My neighbor just planted that field so I guess we won't be doing it again anytime soon
Attached Images
File Type: jpg SSPX0883.jpg (56.7 KB, 280 views)


"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 Old 05-22-2009, 07:12 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,011
• Horses: 24
I don't think you are pushing at all. I usually have my young horses on the trail no later than the 5th ride. You know her limits and so long as you are comfortable, then push away. One problem too many people have when riding young horses is that they don't push at all and try to sneak the rides on them. That creates a whole new problem. Great Job!! I can't comment on the pic cause my computer won't show it but I'm sure it is great.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #3 of 22 Old 05-22-2009, 07:12 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9,883
• Horses: 0
That's great Maureen!

I would think if she's ready and not showing any signs that you are pushing her too much that you're fine!
appylover31803 is offline  
post #4 of 22 Old 05-22-2009, 07:19 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,824
• Horses: 2
Don't worry Maureen, you're really not pushing at all. I had thunder out on the trails after about the 15th ride....about 2 months into training...and actually it really asn't a trail, but out in the open outside. Then we actually went on a ride about 3 months into his training and he did fine. We just wen tout with other horses. You're doing great, and like I said before, you just gotta FEEL when they are ready....it's something that you just sense.
free_sprtd is offline  
post #5 of 22 Old 05-23-2009, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
I guess the main thing is I got my trainer friend all worried about me
I was in an area with no fences and along our road which is a semi busy road with grain trucks and such going by.
She's right, I need to stay in areas where if I did get dumped I wouldn't be putting my horse in danger if she ran off. We just did our fenced in pasture today. I'll stick with that for a few more rides.

ETA I want to add, I really appreciate all of your encouragement more than you know.


"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
post #6 of 22 Old 05-24-2009, 07:06 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,824
• Horses: 2
Ya I just always use the turn in a circle if in an emergency technique. If I feel like I can't get him under control, I reach WAY down close to the mouth even and pull his head to my knee. That's a little drastic, but sometimes you just have to.
free_sprtd is offline  
post #7 of 22 Old 05-25-2009, 12:17 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: I live in Southern California, Manhattan Beach.
Posts: 31
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by smrobs View Post
I don't think you are pushing at all. I usually have my young horses on the trail no later than the 5th ride. You know her limits and so long as you are comfortable, then push away. One problem too many people have when riding young horses is that they don't push at all and try to sneak the rides on them. That creates a whole new problem. Great Job!! I can't comment on the pic cause my computer won't show it but I'm sure it is great.
I agree with you
BryCowboy7 is offline  
post #8 of 22 Old 05-30-2009, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
Well today we went on our first official, out in the wild trail ride. She did take a spill going through some very tall brome grass. Didn't see the rise in the ground and went down on both knees. She righted herself and I stayed in the saddle so it wasn't that big a deal


Yes, I am riding her in a bitless bridle.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 100_0481.jpg (120.2 KB, 172 views)
File Type: jpg 100_0482.jpg (38.2 KB, 169 views)


"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France

Last edited by Vidaloco; 05-30-2009 at 01:37 PM.
Vidaloco is offline  
post #9 of 22 Old 05-30-2009, 02:26 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Rochester, New York
Posts: 2,763
• Horses: 1
you guys look great! And it seems to me that your doing pretty good with her if you don't even need a bit! =)
Jillyann is offline  
post #10 of 22 Old 05-30-2009, 07:11 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 9,883
• Horses: 0
Maureen! You two look great!
I think the spill could be seen as a good thing (the fact that she didn't spook or flip out, and just got up and continued)

Its also awesome that you're able to ride her bitless at such a young age!
appylover31803 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Update on Denny's leg! (warning, gross photos) JustDressageIt Horse Health 26 04-28-2009 06:42 PM
Stína's back- Update More Photos! Sissimut-icehestar Horse Pictures 12 12-15-2008 03:43 PM
Update on Denny - warning, not-so-nice photos. JustDressageIt Horse Health 18 10-16-2008 08:59 PM
20th Wedding Anniversary! Update Photos Vidaloco Horse Talk 9 05-23-2008 08:19 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome