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    09-25-2011, 11:37 AM
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Foal
How do you retraina wp horse

The more I learn about Ginger,the more I I don't know. I found out from the previous owner that ginger is a thorougbred and she was a show horse at one time. The grandkids are the ones that showed her. When they got "out" of horses she was just put to pasture.The last 3 years the owner took onmore than he could really handle and since Ginger was in a pasture away from his home she just didn't get the care she needed. Once her hooves got so overgrown she quit coming up the hill for feed. If she really was a show horse will she ever quit the headbobbing look.I have noticed that wp show horses tend to do thatand they all look like they cannot evenhardly walk. I hate that low head look. I would really like her to bring it up some. How can I achieve thisespecially when I am not riding her yety/
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    09-25-2011, 12:18 PM
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Headbobbing is usually a sign of lameness. I am on my phone but I would like return to this thread later...
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    09-26-2011, 06:35 PM
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Weanling
Flacka, are you sure they were showing in Western Pleasure? Ginger is a thoroughbred, correct? She may have been shown under English saddle. Even so, yes she can be retrained.
     
    09-27-2011, 11:30 AM
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Foal
I questioned the man as well when he told me this. Same thought as you. Why would they show a thoroughbred western.. Who knows? Its kinda like those dumbest sales ad. Not too sure if anything this man has said is the truth. He said she was 20, but thevet and trainer think she is only 16. It make smecrazy not to beable to get straightanswers about her. The thing is if she is only 16 and she comes out of this 100% or at least close, I would like to use her to teach Ri to Barrel. He wont be riding wide open, he is only 3, buthecan learn basics and technique. He is a natural on the saddle and already can stay evenly on the horses back while riding bareback or with a saddle. He uses his legs when he turns and absolutely will not allow you to hold ontohim. Usually my husband leads and I will walk beside him without touching him. He has been riding since he was old enough to hold the saddlehorn. Now he wont hold on to anything. Maybe its the mexican blood. Have you ever seen the guys ride bulls. A real true spanish rodeo? They only use thier legs...no hands, no rope. Craziest thing Iever saw. Ri's family in mexico has been in cattle for decades, he must be bred for it.LOL.... Anyway, that's the deal...
     
    09-27-2011, 06:18 PM
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Weanling
Kids are amazing in how they can naturally balance! He is going to love Ginger. Are you riding her yet?
     
    09-28-2011, 11:02 AM
  #6
Foal
Theboys have. I tried about a week ago but she really wasn't ready and after about 20 feet I got off her. I can't wait too. Right now we are working on leading. She tends to want to graze when you walk her. This ishow Im going to break that.... I walk with her holding her lead under her chin,head level with my shoulder. When I stop and putmy arm at arealxed position if she drops her head I repeat it. I know all horses love the grass on the other side of the pasture, but til she does better with this she will not be allowed to grave outside. Does that sound mean. She will follow me everywhere and will usually stop. The problem lies in standing still.
     

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