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post #11 of 17 Old 10-01-2008, 02:51 PM
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Re: I cant choose I need help!

Originally Posted by HorsesAreForever
but thats besides the point ... I want more... I want to jump,show, go on trails alone or with a friend. I want to be able to race in the fields so on and so forth ya know... with chance right now I cant shes completely green and just know the basics whoa and go and w/t/c ..... I cant ride her out side the indoor anymore... I have to lunge her before riding... I guess you can say its more effort then I want to put into just riidng.....

The only thing is.. is that she is a one person horse.. very attached to me and has a hard time trusting anyone but me..

Well, to me it sounds like you aren't completely happy with her..It takes time. I've got one that is still somewhat green (he went backwards in his training) because I just don't have much time anymore and I live so far away from home. It gets frustrating when I want to ride him but I just remember to be patient and things will come. It's not really his fault. He was TERRIBLE when I got him but I rode him almost every day for the first while that I had him and he turned into the perfect angel. He'd do anything for me and was easy to train once he trusted me and we started understanding each other.
But if you aren't happy with her and this isn't want you want from a horse and can't put in all the time then I don't feel that it's fair to either of you to keep her around.
With the right amount of work into it, you can find a wonderful owner for her and I'm sure she'll bond with the new people in time and you'll find your dream horse and the situation will be fair all the way around.

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post #12 of 17 Old 10-01-2008, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Well I noticed chance started back firing on me when i wasnt going every single day Like i use to. I know how she works with the cues and things I know thats not completely our problems. But either way my mom and i agreed a horse trainer would be best. I had lessons on her and they helped some but she makes me get off if she acts up soooo outside trainer to work with her or a month or 2 is waht we are gonna go with for now.

But now heres he problem... I need to find a professional horse trainer in maine! HELP! please ^^
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post #13 of 17 Old 10-01-2008, 03:09 PM
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You need to let her recover from the ill fitting saddle before you can ask her to work again, IMO.

You told me the saddle was the problem, and if you're ridden her for the past 8 months in the saddle, she's going to need time to recover and for her back to heal.

Can you get a massage therapist out, or a chiro? (not 100% positive it will work, but when you have a sore muscle, doesn't a nice massage help?

I think it would be best to get a trainer and work with them on a daily or as close to that as possible. You aren't going to get anywhere if you don't see her everyday (or close to it)

I would also forget about everything that you used to do with her. I think that gets into your head a lot and you really want to do it, but when you try, things don't go as planned. Pretend you just got her and you have to go through everything again. It may help you out.

But, putting your relationship with her aside, are you happy? Do you enjoy working with her? Do you look forward to seeing her?
If you are wanting to do more, it may be best to part ways with her and get a seasoned horse.

Personally speaking, even though I didn't sell Vega, i still did part ways with her. And getting Montana was the best thing to happen for me. I can do whatever I want with him, and It doesn't feel like i'm riding some old horse who I can't train. Not only does he still have a lot of energy, he was trained and ridden western a majority of his life and this whole english tack I put on him, is basically brand new to him.

Also, if you don't want to sell her right away, maybe think of leasing her out to someone and then you lease a horse... leasing a horse might give you your confidence back and you'll realize that you can train her.
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post #14 of 17 Old 10-01-2008, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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I rode her in a lesson and she seems pretty good with her back I could put an pretty okay amount of pressure on her and she wasnt throwing her head only after a lap of trotting then we would go back to the walking and work on turning on the forehand some more and backing up.

Im kinda hoping I can get a trainer to come to the barn or one semi close enough so i can go see her.
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post #15 of 17 Old 10-01-2008, 03:58 PM
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Alright HAF I'm going to help you look for a good trainer in Maine. But just keep in mind that sometimes it's best to give the trainer their space and let them work the horse for awhile until you go see it. Sometimes that is the best thing to do.

When I take a horse in for training I usually ask the owner just to stay out of the picture for the first month. So the horse can learn to rely on me for comfort and learn to trust me. If the owner is always coming around then they never really give everything to you, IMO.

I'm not sure where in Maine you are so I will do a state wide search for a trainer and then pass all details on to you.
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post #16 of 17 Old 10-01-2008, 04:15 PM
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Here are some that I found...

You might really like this one if it is close enough. And it's CHEAP!!

No price on this site but you could e-mail and ask.

This trainer likes working with problem horses, could be the perfect on for you and Chance.



Here I found this, that way you can look in your area..

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post #17 of 17 Old 10-01-2008, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Im in buxton and i think I may have found a place


i think thats the link

i sent her an email im gonna send chance to her place maybe

send me some links
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