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        03-31-2010, 01:49 AM
      #31
    Foal
    I agree with mostly everyone on here, sounds to me like she has something going on. She could need to be adjusted by a chiropractor, and she probably needs her teeth checked.... If she has wolf teeth then they could be hurting her... There is so many things that it could be but if it was me I would call my vet and make an appointment.
         
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        03-31-2010, 09:12 AM
      #32
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by jamm    
    Well we have decided to trade. We are chalking this up to good intentions gone bad. We are going to try the gelding. We do have some good support with friends who are experienced horsemen and will help us learn. So, hopefully this horse will be a better fit for us. Thank you all so much for your help and I will keep you posted on how the new horse goes. We are excited, but want to also be smart and safe. We know that we will take some spills, but there is no sense in adding extra difficulties and making what should be a great experience a terrible one.

    I will let you know and I am sure I will have many more questions as we go along!
    That's a very smart decision! Good luck with your new horse!
         
        03-31-2010, 09:21 AM
      #33
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    Post pix!
         
        03-31-2010, 10:22 AM
      #34
    Showing
    Good luck!:)
         
        03-31-2010, 10:26 AM
      #35
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jamm    
    Well we have decided to trade. We are chalking this up to good intentions gone bad. We are going to try the gelding. We do have some good support with friends who are experienced horsemen and will help us learn. So, hopefully this horse will be a better fit for us. Thank you all so much for your help and I will keep you posted on how the new horse goes. We are excited, but want to also be smart and safe. We know that we will take some spills, but there is no sense in adding extra difficulties and making what should be a great experience a terrible one.

    I will let you know and I am sure I will have many more questions as we go along!
    Oh yay! I'm happy for you! :)

    I hope he works out well for your family. Be sure to post updates and pictures!
         
        03-31-2010, 10:40 AM
      #36
    Foal
    Thanks for the good wishes. I will post pics soon!
         
        03-31-2010, 11:11 AM
      #37
    Showing
    I'm happy that you're trading for the older, been there done that gelding. Yay! You're going to have so much fun with him!

    I have personal stories about the green horse/green rider combination, and what can happen.

    There's a reason I have to use a mounting block. I can only lift my left leg so high, because of a bad wreck I had early in my riding career on a green horse.

    Add to that constant lower back pain that I've had for the last 20 years, and I'm the first in line to tell you that a green horse with a green owner can spell disaster.

    Good luck with your new boy.
         
        03-31-2010, 11:32 AM
      #38
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    Originally Posted by jamm    
    Hi, New to the forum and need some advice. My father-in-law bought a 2 year old horse for my 9 yr old daughter. Yes I know, not good. Well, here is the low down. We were told kids were riding her and she had a wonderful disposition which she did. We quickly realized that if kids were riding her it they were not going anywere. She did not really know anything. So we had her for about 2 months and then sent her to "cowboy camp" for 30 days training. She came back almost perfect. We (mostly me) rode at least everyother day for about a month. Then all of a sudden one day last week she was horrible and has been everyday since. When I get on, she shakes her head, crow hops ans seems to be afraid of everything. She almost bucked me off. She also stretches her mouth and is drooling. She seems very nervous. This happend pretty much overnight. The only thing we changed is that we opened her lot up to the big pasture and she now has a large area. I called the trainer and after describing this to him over the phone, he thinks that it is just because she is young. He says that a young horse can just overnight become rebellious and that giving her the freedom of the large pasture is probably what sparked this. That all makes sense to me, but he did also offer to trade her for a 12 yr old gelding. I just want to get a 2nd and 20th opinon. Will they turn overnight, or is there something hurting/scaring her that can be fixed. We do love her and she had been very calm. Even traveling to a friends house and riding beautifuly.
    First off, welcome to the forum glad you were able to find this online community.

    It could very well be that she is taking advantage of all the space in the field. A lot of horses get excited and become brats when they see they have so much space. It's worst if they know they have a green rider on their back.

    Honestly, I would look into trading in for the 12 year old gelding if he is more broke than your mare. Even with an experienced rider and well tempered horse, she is going to need a lot of guidance under saddle to become the safe, children's horse you want. I'm talking years. If this 12 year old horse your trainer wants to trade you is experienced and well tempered, I would really consider into doing the trade. A well trained horse is hard to come by now our days. If this 12 year old is not what you want, I would look into getting an older horse (15 years old+) who has done it all. Those are the best first horses to own.

    My first horse, was a 15 year old mare who had done it all. She took care of my under saddle and taught me a lot. It was the best decision I ever made.
         
        03-31-2010, 10:35 PM
      #39
    Foal
    Well we will be going to see him on Friday. The trainer (trains roping horses mostly) says that he has has 4 11-15 year old boys all over her for the past month. He seems to think that this horse would be a good fit for him. Also have a friend that rides and trains barrel horses and she is going to go have a look at him too. So I feel like with a green light from both of them I should be good to go. The bad news is that if we have problems then we will know it is us!!!

    We have a lot to learn, but we are taking advantage of everyone and eveything we can to help us.
         
        03-31-2010, 10:42 PM
      #40
    Foal
    [QUOTE=MacabreMikolaj;590476]Haha, actually, I trained her to lie down. She's a sweet little filly, but I had to beat some of the spoiled out of her when I first got her from green trainers trying to work with her.

    LOL MacabreMikolaj, I live in Texas and if we have to bundle up like that to go outside we are running to the car! It never even crossed my mind that you might actually be working with her!
         

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