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post #1 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb got a new horse i could use some advice

I am a young girl and just got my first horse. It has always been my life long dream to be able to just ride and feel that freedom. I have rode a friend of mines horse twice but this is my first real experience with them. I want to get involved with him and would love for some advice any kind training or grooming anything thatnk you very much. can't wait to start working with him.

!!!Kristen!!!
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post #2 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 05:34 PM
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Do you have a trainer to help you? If not, PLEASE find someone. Horses are not cute pets. They are flight animals that can be extremely dangerous if something goes wrong. Having ridden only twice makes you an absolute raw beginner. Please, please get some assistance from a qualified trainer or experienced horse person (your friend doesn't count).

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post #3 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 05:37 PM
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My advice is to surround yourself with knowledgable horse people that you trust. Reading and watching videos are a good thing, but nothing compares to actually seeing and doing the work with instant feedback from an experienced person. And have patience. And keep patience!! And always have attainable goals.
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post #4 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 05:47 PM
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I agree with Kayty, you need to get some hands-on help from someone who is very experienced. You need to work with a trainer who can come to where you are keeping your horse and show you how to properly feed/groom/handle/tack up. Like said before, horses are big animals and, through no fault of their own, can be very dangerous if things go badly. Things can go very badly very quickly if you don't know what to do in an emergency so you need someone to teach you.

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post #5 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thank yall both for your advice I have my mom she rode all her life til she was 18 now she is kinda out of it and I have three people that trained or train horses now I will be very care just like getting as much advice as I possibly can I love them n every one I have been around I have bonded with thank yall both very much
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post #6 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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he is a 10 year old bay gelding and his owner left him and we have been caring for him for three months he is super sweet to me and we got to get him I was happy he will walk right up to me and let me put a haulter on him he hurt is shoulder and I doctored that up for him and took care of it and I think it brought us close together

!!!Kristen!!!
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post #7 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 06:07 PM
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That's very smart of you, Stormy! You definitely want to take all the advise you can and be around good horse people who can guide you through. Best of luck! :)
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post #8 of 16 Old 08-17-2012, 06:27 PM
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Find someone with recent horse experience, who really knows what they are doing. While your mother may have ridden until she was 18? Sadly that does not always translate into someone knowing what they were doing.

I see this all the time, as I am sure many members on here do. And these are people who have had horses for many many years, and actively ride too. Yet on a skill level? Rank beginners, bad hands, bad handling, bad riding.

Get some lessons, both riding and handling, from someone who can read a horse well, and also has good control over their horses, and that means from ground too.

Be careful is something I also second, horses can and do hurt people every day.
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post #9 of 16 Old 08-18-2012, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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I appericiate all of yalls help it means a lo ti have been around horses my whole life but not like working and riding horses this is a life long dream so I always listen when people talk about them it amazes me how unique they are im scared to ride by myself because they do hurt people but if a build a trust with him I think I can learn his ways so ik when it would be good time to ride him so I don't get hurt.

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post #10 of 16 Old 08-18-2012, 12:30 PM
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Welcome to the forum Stormy. I know you are excited! Congrats on your horse.

You're a smart girl to ask for advice and to listen to knowledgeable people.

You could spend hours just reading on this site and learn learn learn.

Post pictures when and if you can.

Again, welcome to the forum.

Come join us on the Texas Horse Friends thread.http://www.horseforum.com/horse-talk...riends-125927/
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