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post #11 of 17 Old 04-20-2011, 09:08 AM
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Dedication and consistency are the key in training any animal. Do you possess this? Are you willing to give it your all? Are you willing to sit and study all information you can to help you along? Just some questions I threw out for you. You can't expect too much out of this animal right away. I'm sure you know that.

It is a lot of work and time. You are young but age shouldn't matter if you are determined to take on a difficult task. Also be willing to take advice and criticism as you go along. These two things will only strengthen you. You need to take the bad days with the good. You need to realize the dangers for a person who is not to sure what they are doing.

I can only hope that whatever your decision is that you do a lot of studying and research to help you along in training. Staying safe and knowing when something may be over your head. Good luck
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post #12 of 17 Old 04-20-2011, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hi and thanx for all your advice!

I’m so glad that there is even a chance and other horse owners think it a possibility!

Her names Dream, and she is quite literally! She got good stable manors, and is great to lunge and school from the ground. She can be touch all over, no tickle spots. She hasn’t bucked, kicked bit or anything.

If I did go with this, I’d want to did ONLY the natural way. I’m not even too keen on using a bit! I’ve got a bitless slung behind my bedroom door that I got from a tack clear-out (don’t ask, I got a thing for tack!)

I want to gain her trust first, just spend some time with her, talk to her, let her associate me with calm, and some treats maybe.

I will do this until she completely relaxed with me, and then start leading her around, letting her trust me. If she’s comfortable, I’ll swap the head-collar for the bridle and so on.

But I’ll always take time. Never rush into things. Dream will stay at her owner’s stable down the road, and she will be there too. I can always ask questions and let her show me some things. She just has so many horses she doesn’t quite have the time for Dream at the moment.

Also my grann’s house has a paddock behind it that a lady uses for her five horses, two ex-race thorough’s and three carthorses. I grew up climbing onto their backs and lying straight down, watching the clouds and listening to the munching of grass beneath me.

One of the little cart-horses, 13hh skewbald, is an old horse and hasn’t been backed for ages. I asked the lady if I could do some work with him and she said sure.

I fetched him from the field, and did some work on the lunge. He was a nightmare for a while, wouldn’t move if I asked him, bucked, whined snatched the bit. But after a while he smoothed into a happy gait, pleased to obey.

It was the best feeling in the world, having a horse work for you because he wants too. I want to experience that for long-term with Dream.

Thanx!
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post #13 of 17 Old 04-20-2011, 02:21 PM
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Sounds like she has a good start. Just take your time if you decide to do it on your own and I'd still suggest getting some help if you can.

You might check out www.giddyupflix.com, kinda like netflix but all horse training dvs/videos.

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post #14 of 17 Old 04-20-2011, 02:23 PM
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Sorry, just re-read and saw that her owner will be there to help. That's a great start. Good luck with her!

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post #15 of 17 Old 04-20-2011, 07:28 PM
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I too was and am a green on green...not too many black and blues so far though! My advice is to do TONS of ground work. Becareful about just giving her treats. Make sure she ALWAYS knows that you are the lead mare. I have been working with my gelding for less that a year and he trusts me completely. I have given him maybe three treats in that whole time. I can lay down with him, touch him everywhere and know that he would never intentionally hurt me. Ground work is what makes the relationship. I have used a large variety of techniques taking what worked for us along the way. Some parelli, Monty Roberts, Chris Irwin, and so on. When I finally got on him, and even when my friend who is helping me train him got on him, he was a dream. Stubborn with a lot to learn (his personality), but never a buck or rear, and he knows all the basics. So...

Ground work, Ground work, Ground work!

And long walks out back ;)
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post #16 of 17 Old 04-20-2011, 09:25 PM
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Green horse, green rider means black and blue.
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post #17 of 17 Old 04-20-2011, 09:56 PM
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Green horse, green rider means black and blue.
Not necessarily. I've known plenty of people who've not only gotten away with it, but produced some pretty decent horses. It depends on the personality of the horse, but often green riders do a more thorough job because they're SO alert to going slow. It's the people who are green but THINK they're experienced that get into trouble.

You sound like a very down to earth young lady, with a good head on your shoulders and a good idea what you're doing. I was not a green rider when I trained Zierra, but I had NEVER trained a horse before and I had to do it all myself. Ironically, I only screwed her up when I got OLDER and got to big for my britches and started racing her! As a 4 year old, she was so docile and reliable, my novice boyfriend could ride her. I spent EONS with ground work and took my time with her, and I had zero problems with her as a youngster.

Take it slow, ask lots of questions and I'm sure you'll do fine!

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