So you probably might recognize my username from my other post: Training Tips for my New Dutch Warmblood Horse(very green)
. Which by the way I put a new post up answering everyones questions soooo if you've seen that thread and have replied to it then check out my latest and updated post for a lot more additional information. Some important info:
So if your new to my username you should know.... I'm (hopefully) getting a new horse named Finnagin. He is 8 years old, 16.1, a Dutch Warmblood, $10,000, and has a black and white paint coat. I know he is a bit pricey but he is totally worth it! I'm 13 years old, and have been riding for 8 years. I DO HAVE AN INSTRUCTOR TO HELP ME!
Since I am a hunter jumper I plan to improve his jumping ability, because even though he is "green" he has a very willing personality and jumps wonderfully. The only places where his green characteristics come into play are: can get fast, where I have to do small checks with him (which is very common with a green horse), he gets destracted, where I was taught to lightly jiggle the reins or shift in the seat to give him the sense that we are going to do something next, or to grasp his attention. Lastly, and probably the most problamatic is....curling under the bit. I know that it takes a lot of time and training to fix this, but for now, since I don't have him (yet!?), I just lightly raise my hands up, so his head will come up.
So anyways, even though he is a bit green, I love a challenge so this WON'T
be frustrating or stressful for me, I find it fun and interesting to teach a horse new skills.
Just to clarify, I am planning to do hunter jumping with him, and eventually when he is trained enough I want to show in hunter jumping. Main Question:
So for first starting out with him, I don't want to just jump on his back and ride him, that would soooo freak him out! I want to start out with ground manners, gaining his trust, and getting him used to the new barn and new surroundings. :) So for my first ground exercise, I want to expose some lunging techniques to him. I have another horse (16 year old quarter horse) that I lunge, but he was already familiar with it before I bought him. So I want to know some easy, stress free, lunging exercises with him, so he can get used to being lunged, while also learning to trust me. If you would like to see finn, then go to youtube and type in t1mmycak3s finnagin and it should come up. If not, then just type in t1mmycak3s and go to my channel and all of my videos are at the bottom and finnagin is like the 6th one down I think, but you will see the big title: Finnagin!
Big thanks to everyone who replies to this, and if I left anything out please
feel free to ask and I will surely answer thanks again!