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post #11 of 15 Old 03-12-2009, 10:18 PM
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ive also trained a horse that had been ridden before. He was harder to train because he must have picked up some bad habbits. He was half TB.
I had a problem similar to that, but I think my horse was just improperly trained before.

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Haha so it looks like someone else thought he'd be a good project as well. He's already sold!
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post #13 of 15 Old 03-14-2009, 09:20 AM
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Like how technically good do you have to be in order to train a pretty green horse? I am a higher intermediate rider to lower advanced

I would submit that riding ability does not necessarily relate to training ability. You can be a great trainer and a so-so rider or a great rider and a horrible trainer.

As others have stated, working with an experienced trainer is the best way to get started.
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post #14 of 15 Old 03-14-2009, 09:38 AM
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I would submit that riding ability does not necessarily relate to training ability. You can be a great trainer and a so-so rider or a great rider and a horrible trainer.
I agree.

With a willing horse, patience, consistancy, flexability, time, and lots of work/riding can often be all you need. Training is the start of the road, not the end.

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post #15 of 15 Old 03-16-2009, 03:12 PM
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Training is the start of the road, not the end.
I would like to add that training never stops. Training = learning. (for the horse and the human)
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