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    09-12-2007, 06:52 PM
Thanx Donanuge.
I don't mean to sound impossible to you guys but she has had groundwork (parelli, clinton anderson, ect.) since she was 6 months old. I stand there and point, and she goes. I look at her hip and say whoa, she stops and turns. I did 'hide your hinney' by pat parelli she did amazing!
But I was thinking about it and heres what I figured out:

Janie is unlike any horse I've ever known. You have to literally 'think' when you train, lounge or ride her. She takes in new things you teach her and uses them to her advantage (like a villian! lol) She is incredably 'soft' in the mouth and as soon as you put pressure on the reins to bring up her head, she immediatly stops, and pulls her to the side and leaves it there for a second. So she pulls her head one way and moves her body the other.
It's a real challenge with her but acually a fun one becuase I can garentee she is not going to hurt someone intentionally, becuase she's passive to the extream but she is smart.
You have to use your whole body to turn her and it's just neat to me becuase she's only 3 and I use advanced dressage cues on her! Lol
I was watching Craig Cameron doing somthing to fix her last 'problem' and it didn't work it just made her angry and frustrated. Me likewise! And I watched Dressage Unlimited with the foreign guy on there talking about ballence of the horse and using your whole body to do somthing. I thought this will never work! She's too young even he said horses 5 and under could not do it automatically they need years of training. I did it just to fool around,
Worked the first time.
She out smarts you. She's deep, lol that's why I love her! She's very unike and everyone who has met her says she is wonderful.
I want to be a horse trainer and she is defonitly training me!
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    09-12-2007, 09:42 PM
I definitely agree with the lunging advice. And you might even lunge her a little before you get on her, and then if she starts doing her thing when you get on her, immediately get off and lunge her like she's running a marathon. Don't let her stop until you say she can stop. Once she figures out that whenever she pulls her stunt you are going to work her really hard, she'll realize that's not such a good idea.

Good luck!!
    09-12-2007, 11:37 PM
You can do all the groundwork you want but it will not fix her bucking.
    09-13-2007, 10:40 AM
Wow, if she's done the ground work, and does well at it. Then unlike my horse it may not change her. Just be careful when riding, and maybe stay in the round pen, and do turns, figure eights, etc, as to not give her room/time to buck.

I had a bad accident a few years ago, and the recovery was not fun. So I preach be careful now, as in the past, I got on anything and rode like crazy. Met my match with that horse.

If you're sure she doesn't have any medical or tack fitting problems. I say keep working at it, both ground and safe mounted, and see what happens.

Keep us updated, I'm curious to see how she turns out.
Good Luck.
    09-13-2007, 11:59 AM
Donanuge has a point about the medical or tack fitting problem. (I realize someone else said it earlier but I don't remember who.)

My mare had a problem with throwing her head all around when I would canter. My trainer rode her and had the same problem and told me to have her checked by the vet. Turned out she had a broken eardrum from an old infection that hadn't ever cleared up. It hurt her ear when she would canter. We had to give her antibiotics for months and put drops in her ears, etc. He also told me to use a western bridle without the noseband, because it hurt when the noseband pressed on her nose.
    09-13-2007, 08:31 PM
It could be a tack fitting thing, but keep in mind that she is only 3, I would have to watch or ride her to tell you if she just having fun or being mean, both are still bad. I would bet she's just feeling good.
    09-14-2007, 10:54 PM
I did some research and found out she has like 4 paints in her peddigree then the rest is thoroughbreds. She acts just like a race horse. Has the same habbits they allways talk about. Mainly she has way more energy. I just don't ride her it just makes her worse.
I allways lounge her for at the least, half and hour.

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