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    03-02-2010, 11:06 PM
How long did it take you to break your horse?

Well I got this paint last year and it took me a week and a half to break her. She was three years old and had never been ridden before, and I was succesfully able to train her very quickfully. And I also got a Thorougbred two years off the track in January. She hadn't been ridden in two years and only knew how to run, and It took me about 4 days to break her and then the week after that start her over 1 foot jumps. Her recent owners board her baby right next door and were driving by the week after they gave her to me and saw me cantering around the ring. They stopped and complimented me on it, and further told me that they might send the next mare up to my house for me to train. I say I could make a lot of money from doing that.

So how long did it take you to break your horse?
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    03-02-2010, 11:17 PM
Green Broke
What is your idea of "broke"? No horse is fully trained in a week and a half. That is nothing to brag about. The average person can have any horse accepting weight in a day, and halfway green broke within a week and a half. To actually TRAIN a horse takes a helluva lot longer then that.

I started training my Paint filly last May when I bought her. That entailed five months of groundwork before I backed her (age being the issue, not her mind). She was walking, jogging, whoaing and turning within a couple days of backing her the first time. It's been four more months of working on her to get her to the point where she is walking, jogging, and cantering with ease, turning lightly, and responding to leg pressure.
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    03-02-2010, 11:35 PM
A week of riding and you already rushed into jumping? 0_o
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    03-02-2010, 11:49 PM
I know you people all probably think im just somebody that is lying about this but I ground worked her for three days and she was doing everything I asked her to. I was able to mount her on the 4th day without trouble and she will walk, trot, canter and gallop on command and also will turn with leg pressure. Plus she also backs up for me without any problems. And it wasnt really rushed in, I worked every day with her and started her over ground poles and then up into 1 foot jumps. She will also follow me around the pasture and she obeys my commands. I am in no way abusive and her recent owners who are big time racers at Penn National observed my training with her a little. When I say break a horse I mean be able to mount and ride for an hour without any problems.

The TB has never reared on me, tried to buck me off, bite me or any of the bad vices. So saying that I broke her in a week, is me saying the truth, I may be sixteen but I know my horses. I use pure natural horsemanship and it obviously works. So don't say im rushing my horses into jumping because I am not, I worked her into it. Even after starting her over ground poles, I set up a two foot jump next to a one foot jump and send her around with my mare that jumps four foot and they will jump the jumps together. In no way am I rushing my horse into jumping she gained me trust and does what she is asked.
    03-03-2010, 12:00 AM
Green Broke
You were jumping a 3 year old filly?

Nobody is impressed by a bragging 16 year old. You're right, I don't believe you. I've been around horses my entire life, and unless you're the protege of Monty Roberts, I don't believe for a single cotton pickin' second that you took a filly from unridden to behaving like a perfect showhorse within a week and a half. The question is, how much work did she have on her before you got her?

It'll be interesting to see what happens when you brag about your prowess and someone hands you an actually unbroken and untouched horse to "tame and cut a cow with" in a week.
    03-03-2010, 12:08 AM
Im talking about the Thoroughbred. The paint was bought at an auction and I didnt really train her over jumps until after a couple weeks. I show a lot of horse training promise to some people. And the paint was a bucking bronc the first time I tried to mount her. It took me a week to get her used to being mounted and then I discovered she did better with english. She was more trouble than my TB was. I couldnt get her to turn with the bridle, or any of that. The Thoroughbred is who I had the most success with. The paint on the other hand was a little more work. I was able to get a saddle on her within a week and a half and mount her, but she wasnt broken in and trained like I was able to do with my Thoroughbred. And a lot of people that are trainers that have seen me work with horses have seen a lot of promise in me, like the fact that I was able to mount a crazy horse that hadnt been ridden in a 3 months and fought with everybody that rode him in the large arena and I had never even seen him, and I had no problems with him. I may not be Monty but I could be like him one day, with the promise people see in me.

And I thought it was the 7 year old Thoroughbred mare we were talking about, not the supposedly three year old filly.
    03-03-2010, 12:11 AM
Green Broke
Y'know, people tend to believe you even LESS when you contradict yourself. You said she was 3, if you trained her to jump in a few weeks, she was STILL three. So you essentially just admitted that you DID jump the filly.

So, you took an already broke to ride TB that had been a broodmare how to be ridden? That's not breaking a horse in the slightest. You re-schooled her - which everyone here has done.

I just don't understand the point of trying to brag and make yourself sound cool. You'd sound a lot cooler if you didn't sound like you were trying to show everyone up with an unrealistic situation in the first place. When someone works that fast with a horse, I don't care WHAT method you're using, it's to fast and the holes ARE there.
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    03-03-2010, 12:19 AM
What I am saying about the Thoroughbred is that she only knew how to gallop right when she came out of a gate and she did better then her old owners thought she would do when I got her. I am not trying to brag, and I knew somebody would think I was. I have been around my horses my whole life and whether I am younger then you are not, I know what I am doing and I know it may seem like I am a sixteen year old with a "bragging" problem, I am not.

This is why I don't like being around people or talking to people because they just think I am a little liar and know nothing which is the complete opposite. I don't see why I even bothered with joining this site. Everybody is just going to ignore me like they always do and call me a liar and all of that good stuff. Im better off just disappearing and live my life with my two horses and do what I am meant to do with my life.
    03-03-2010, 12:20 AM
We "broke" my OTTB in an hour ;) can I have an award too?
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    03-03-2010, 12:41 AM
By my count you have been around MAYBE 5 different horses in your vast experience. When I was 16 I rode that many every day and they changed every month or two. I was also a know it all and got on the nerves of my betters as I'm sure everyone that trained horses as a youth did. I was lucky to have people around me that would help knock me down a peg when I was getting too big for my britches. If you keep bragging about your "ability" someone will bring you a horse that really is untouched and then you will learn how much you don't know. I hope it happens before your next thread as I don't think I can take much more of you like this.
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