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    10-15-2010, 02:18 PM
  #1
Foal
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Well lets start off with me I been riding for nine years and have been doing jumping for the last 6. I have oqn three horses all green broke and have done well with them. So here we go I bought a green broke horse she is a solid paint and the people who use to own her never rode her she was riden by a professional when she was two for a couple months. I know when I bought her she was only green broke but I thought this horse would have a good head on her and no to crazy due to the fact the old owners did natural horse men ship with all of her horses. This horse is good on the ground for me she can have problems lunging but is normaly good. Well here the many problems to start off if when kids wear hoods she charges them so I have to keep them away. Also when other people try to feed her she dose head rolls near you it is extemly anoying. Well then when I first got her she did a lot of flying backing up and rearing and she has stoped so I am happy about that. The professional has seen me riding her a couple times he said and that he thinks I am doing good. Well this is another problem witch is huge we were riding three weeks ago and she fell on her side she did not trip and it was not muddy out. Due to this I broke my foot and I need surgury and got a small crack in it my mom was there and when she looked at the place were she fell there was no sign of her slipping the only mark was my body were it hit the ground and were I draged my self out of the ring. At this point I belive she did it on purpose to get me off all we were doing was a slow trot. Some people say horses wont do things like that because they don't want to get hurt but I have seen it before in other horses. This is were I stand I payed good money for her due to the fact she a reg horse. I don't know if I want to invest in more money or just get ride of her and keep my other horse that I lease out. I had bought this horse for a show horse but I don't know any more. I am not afraid to get back on but I do think at times what is the point because if she keeps falling then I might not ever be able to ride again. Sorry its so long and about bad spelling thank you
     
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    10-15-2010, 02:25 PM
  #2
Banned
Can not read all one big long blob of text very well. Add no caps and it is almost impossible. Edited your post to add hard returns to help. (Not fixing the English or the spelling or any of that. Just adding spaces.)

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Originally Posted by teagan    
well lets start off with me I been riding for nine years and have been doing jumping for the last 6. I have oqn three horses all green broke and have done well with them.

So here we go I bought a green broke horse she is a solid paint and the people who use to own her never rode her she was riden by a professional when she was two for a couple months.

I know when I bought her she was only green broke but I thought this horse would have a good head on her and no to crazy due to the fact the old owners did natural horse men ship with all of her horses.

This horse is good on the ground for me she can have problems lunging but is normaly good.

Well here the many problems to start off if when kids wear hoods she charges them so I have to keep them away. Also when other people try to feed her she dose head rolls near you it is extemly anoying.

Well then when I first got her she did a lot of flying backing up and rearing and she has stoped so I am happy about that.

The professional has seen me riding her a couple times he said and that he thinks I am doing good.

Well this is another problem witch is huge we were riding three weeks ago and she fell on her side she did not trip and it was not muddy out.

Due to this I broke my foot and I need surgury and got a small crack in it my mom was there and when she looked at the place were she fell there was no sign of her slipping the only mark was my body were it hit the ground and were I draged my self out of the ring.

At this point I belive she did it on purpose to get me off all we were doing was a slow trot. Some people say horses wont do things like that because they don't want to get hurt but I have seen it before in other horses.

This is were I stand I payed good money for her due to the fact she a reg horse. I don't know if I want to invest in more money or just get ride of her and keep my other horse that I lease out.

I had bought this horse for a show horse but I don't know any more. I am not afraid to get back on but I do think at times what is the point because if she keeps falling then I might not ever be able to ride again. Sorry its so long and about bad spelling thank you

I agree, you need to sell her. She needs you to sell her.
     
    10-15-2010, 02:40 PM
  #3
Foal
O sorry abou that its just sad to relize that she wont be the show horse I want her to be
     
    10-15-2010, 02:59 PM
  #4
Banned
Maybe she will be a show horse. She needs a trainer who understands her. You are obviously not that person.

On the falling down thing - I do not believe she fell down on purpose. Sorry.

Are you telling me when you are walking along, and there is nothing there but smooth bump free sidewalk, you trip and splat that you did it on purpose because there is no obvious reason why you fell?

If your horse is having some issue that she is falling for no reason I would say step one is to call the vet out and have a full work up.

But since you insist she has a personal grudge I do think it is best that you sell her and find her a home with a trainer.
     
    10-15-2010, 03:54 PM
  #5
Foal
Im not saying that she not worth it I just know I have other people to think about who can get hurt around her I want her to be a show horse but she is a very weird horse
     
    10-15-2010, 04:04 PM
  #6
Banned
No reason to risk other people getting hurt around her. Find her a new home (please) and find yourself a horse that fits into your world better.
     
    10-15-2010, 04:09 PM
  #7
Yearling
You said she charges people in hoods? I have no idea what would cause that, but she shouldn't charge at anybody. Period.

As far as her just 'falling' over I don't know. Are you sure she didn't lay down on you? I have never known a horse to randomly fall down. Decide to just 'Okay here we go!' and fall over. A horse would try to buck or use a tree limb to get you off before doing anything to harm themselves.. usually.She could have stumbled and lost her balance.

I do know, that some horses trained with natural horsemanship don't adjust well to being trained other ways. The horse was taught that people can read their language and respond to it, and so if they do something, like try to nibble on a sleeve becuase you are standing rudely by them, you would hit them. Where as, the natural horsemanship trainer wouldn't have stood in the space to begin with to provoke the nibbling. So a lot of times, those horses can be said to have 'bad' manners, when in reality, it's the people. Not saying you are "rude" or anything, I'm just giving you what I know from the different training methods.

Knowing how she was trained would help a lot in why she behaves the way she does now. Was the professional who rode her as a 2 yr old natural horsemanship too? How old is she?
     
    10-15-2010, 04:17 PM
  #8
Foal
I have done the same things that the old owners did before the trainer would get on she was closer to 3 when she was broke she is 4 now and the trainer is well know in ware mass thank you I just want whats best for her
     
    10-15-2010, 06:43 PM
  #9
Showing
Our TB Flipper would do that when we first got him CP. He would get hot and mad and fling himself down on top of you (there was always a long list of huge warning signs though).

I have to agree that you are in over your head and she needs a different home.
     
    10-15-2010, 07:54 PM
  #10
Green Broke
While its quite possible she can be re-trained out of all these bad habits as you have now lost your confidence with her you are not the best person to do it. She obviously thinks she is the dominant one in your relationship.

Selling her as she is isn't the greatest idea. If you tell the people her problems (which you are morally and possibly legally obliged to do) then chances are you will get next to nothing for her. Additionally you should be very selective about the home you sell her to. Many kids think they can train a horse - for this horse I would sell to a person very experienced in training. Selling horses with this problem on is the reason so many end up at the slaughterhouse.

Perhaps the best (and most responsible) thing to do is to send her off to a trainer and once she is trained to be handled on the ground and do basic ridden then seller her on as a very green horse to an experienced home. If you have lost your confidence with her, getting her re-trained might not help you. She'll sense your fear and take advantage of it again and again.
     

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