Alwaysbehind, there is a misunderstanding. I know how to ride (the basics, butonly with walking. not much trotting.i've ridden before.)That thread was not "How to ride" it was how to get over fear, and just tips, and the one which u postedwas on how to start a pony for riding. THeres a huge diference in knowing how to ride and how to train a pony, and i've had enough people correcting me on those other threads, too. Trust me, i wouldnt depend on an online message board to learn how to ride. Im smarter than that, do you honestly think my parents would by me a horse f i didnt know how to care for and work with him?
I'm not inexepreinced in groundwork is what i'm saying. I've never been into riding,but i have worked with many horses from the ground. I've trained horses (including the young pony im talking about) to lead, to halt, to back, to high step, and many different things, every horse is different- and this particular pony has trouble with certain things (trotting, and lunging in this case.) I dont need a trainer to teach me to lunge-i just need to understand more on how to do it because as i said before, he's never been lunged by anyone. Just because i dont know how to lunge or much about riding does NOT mean that i dont know how to work with horses, so please dont assume things like that. I dont need to pay money to be taught how to lunge, im sorry but im tired of people that think that because i dont ride that im not a true horsemen.
THANKS mbender and gypsy for the helpful tips, though.
PS mbender, your statement was far off and im not gonna waste my time telling you why your wrong, lol.
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