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post #21 of 62 Old 04-01-2013, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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I have worked with multiple herd bound horses before, including one that was dangerous when seperated, he would rear, lash out, try to bolt, and get extremely newvous and flinchy. I got him over his herd-bound-ness by myself, with no help at all. Once I stopped working with him, the owners let him get back the way he was before, because they never seperated him.

Also, in my ad, I stated my age, what my abilities where and even said I am not a horse trainer right in the ad, and I have still been getting replies to trainer, and work with young horses. Some replies from people who are very experienced, and still ask me to help, or work their horses.

If a person did not think I was capable to work with a horse, they never would have emailed me.
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post #22 of 62 Old 04-01-2013, 03:28 PM
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I have went through fences and still got back on, even with a huge bruise from where a horse stepped on me.
Bruises are nothing.

It's the concussions and contusions (with subsequent MRI or CT scans at the ER), the broken arms and legs and ribs (broken ribs will pretty much keep you on the couch for 4 to 6 weeks, unless you get hopped up on pain killers), and much worse things that will physically make you unable to just "get back on".

Just saying make sure you have good health insurance before you dabble with high-risk untouched horses.

Yes, all horses have risks. But you increase that risk when you work with horses that have issues.

I'm just hearing that typical "invinsable" stage that always appears in the youth years, where nothing bad can happen.

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post #23 of 62 Old 04-01-2013, 03:33 PM
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What do your parents think about this? Are they the ones that will be taking care of your filly if you get injured working with strangers' horses?
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post #24 of 62 Old 04-01-2013, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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My parents are all for it! They say 'you and your sister can even make a business out of this' and stuff like that, because my sister will be driving me.

I know the risks involved, and the one reply to my ad, that I am really interested in, is one from the horse trainer, who would like help with all her horses, because she is the only one who works with them, because the person who did help, moved. Her horses are well trained, some are young and green broke, and I will be riding them, if I do get the job there, I have to meet her and her horses first. I am calling to make arrangement today.

As for the other jobs, I know the risks, I will also be working with livestock that are just as dangerous as horses... I am going to be working with cows and their calves for the next 3 months. I have worked with foals and yearlings, and green broke horses. I know what I am getting into, and I know the risks involved.

Nobody can talk me out of working with horses, because I am going to do this... I may not work with untouched, or unhandled horses, but I will be riding other peoples horses.
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post #25 of 62 Old 04-01-2013, 03:49 PM
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My parents are all for it! They say 'you and your sister can even make a business out of this' and stuff like that, because my sister will be driving me.

I know the risks involved, and the one reply to my ad, that I am really interested in, is one from the horse trainer, who would like help with all her horses, because she is the only one who works with them, because the person who did help, moved. Her horses are well trained, some are young and green broke, and I will be riding them, if I do get the job there, I have to meet her and her horses first. I am calling to make arrangement today.

As for the other jobs, I know the risks, I will also be working with livestock that are just as dangerous as horses... I am going to be working with cows and their calves for the next 3 months. I have worked with foals and yearlings, and green broke horses. I know what I am getting into, and I know the risks involved.

Nobody can talk me out of working with horses, because I am going to do this... I may not work with untouched, or unhandled horses, but I will be riding other peoples horses.
No oneis suggesting you shouldn't work with horses, only that there are precautions you should take to stay safe.
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post #26 of 62 Old 04-01-2013, 03:52 PM
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If a person did not think I was capable to work with a horse, they never would have emailed me.
What someone says is their experience on paper doesn't always match their true abilities. I only take what someone tells me their experience is with a grain of salt. Until they show me what they can do, I don't always believe what I hear. The proof is in the pudding; oftentimes, someone's animals reflect exactly what they know,or don't.
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post #27 of 62 Old 04-01-2013, 03:55 PM
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Bruises are nothing.

It's the concussions and contusions (with subsequent MRI or CT scans at the ER), the broken arms and legs and ribs (broken ribs will pretty much keep you on the couch for 4 to 6 weeks, unless you get hopped up on pain killers), and much worse things that will physically make you unable to just "get back on".

Just saying make sure you have good health insurance before you dabble with high-risk untouched horses.

Yes, all horses have risks. But you increase that risk when you work with horses that have issues.

I'm just hearing that typical "invinsable" stage that always appears in the youth years, where nothing bad can happen.
You said it well. And more bruises does NOT equal more experience. Accidents happen, but if you regularly get hurt when around horses there may be a hole in your knowledge or training...
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post #28 of 62 Old 04-01-2013, 04:41 PM
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But do keep in mind that good things can be undone real quick with a green broke horse if you're not careful in how you approach riding them. A green broke with only thirty rides on it can be sent back to day one with just one bad ride.

Please be careful and use good judgement.
Exactly what happened to my gelding...I thought I had a reasonable amount of experience to work with a green broke horse with only some rides on him (I've ridden for 12 years and worked with green broke horses and taught a 4 year old filly ground work). He was great when I rode him at his previous owners, and I rode him a few times at my barn and one day he threw me and it has become his new thing...it put us far back in training and I had to find a trainer to help me now since I can't overcome this hurdle on my own...I'm now wishing I had contacted a trainer before I even began riding him, but its too late to undo that now.

Good luck and keep us updated.
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post #29 of 62 Old 04-01-2013, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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I had a trainer come by today to watch me, she said I was doing things great, and I was handling things appropriatly. She is coming tomorrow to work on things we did not get to do today (she had to go, because of a vet that was coming to her house) but I told her about my ad, and the people who emailed me, and even about the free horse, she said it would be great for me to do all of those things, riding green horses and even getting the free horse, if I had the room for one, and if I go with what I am planning, I will. I am going to a pro trainer, to get more advice with Breeze, and I will even ask her what she thinks about it.

The trainer I had out today, she knows me, my skills, and what I can and can't do. She said it would be great for me to do this.
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post #30 of 62 Old 04-01-2013, 07:13 PM
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If this is what this guy means, giving her to me... and the owner says it is okay to get a horse for late spring and summer, what do you all think I should do?
That's great you had a trainer come watch. It sounds like your mind is made up, feedback aside. Again, I was not trying to say ever that you shouldn't work with horses.

Back to the original post, you asked what we thought you should do. Sounds like you don't really want to hear what we think, though, based on you justifying various things multiple times :) To each his own, but this is a public forum, and I know personally I took time to try and craft helpful, but respectful, responses. Good luck and stay safe, whatever direction you choose to go :)
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