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        07-08-2013, 05:30 PM
      #21
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by KigerQueen    
    How dose she not sound like she knows what she is doing? Really? I know a lady who is a trainer and she beats the horses until they become mean or have bloody marks on them, and no one thinks she is wrong (and she takes FOREVER to train them). I have seen people brake a horse and not have gaps in a month of constant work (cutting horse trainer who is the father of Lee Francois) and be the softest most willing horses.
    And also come here to rant.... lol


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    Originally Posted by KigerQueen    
    People come HERE TO ASK QUESTIONS! If people are going to be criticized for using THE RESOURCE given then it should not be here! She is asking honest questions. She is getting feedback from a trainer that she was making her question herself. Can ANY of you tell me you have to just SIT on a horse for a MONTH and not do anymore? A week or a few days maybe but an entire month? Seriously!
    Agreed. It's better for someone to ask questions and learn new ways of doing things (or just different perspectives) than to stick to their guns and stubbornly refuse to try new things.
         
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        07-08-2013, 05:44 PM
      #22
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by Undante    
    I bought a horse who is very good, but not broke. I intended to keep him at my neighbors and friend, but she only has 3 paddocks and a small outdoor arena with jumps. (like 15 acres). So I decided to keep him a few miles away at a facility with a trainer and all the goods (round pen ect) because I felt it would make my job much easier in training him. I told the BO this and warned him I planned on breaking him within two months so by the time august came I would be able to bring him home.
    My horse is smart and very mild and we work so well together. I feel he is ahead of me. I haven't been training him much for the past few weeks as it has been raining pretty bad and no indoor arena. But now the BO has stopped helping me and I have started moving my horse ahead to where I think he is and I have even sat on him and had him at a walk with a side pull no bit! The BO comes out and when he sees me training he says I am moving too fast and skipping steps, but refuses to help me or show me what he is talking about. I feel he is just trying to prolong my stay there, and he gets mad when I don't buy things from his tack shop! I'm not totally sure he isn't right, but I feel my horse might be the kind that can skip steps. He drives, lunges, and takes a rider, just not bitted yet (working on that). Should I slow down? Or is this guy trying to take advantage of my young age and boss me around?
    This might come out to blunt, but unless this BO is willing to take time to show what they feel should be done, ignore him. I have no respect for people who feel they know better, but they don't actually offer an explanation. Having said this, if this trainer is not being paid to help you, then he/she does not have to offer help; however they should have no said anything to you in the first place.

    Do you have access to a trainer in your area who can help you bring this horse along?
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        07-08-2013, 05:53 PM
      #23
    Showing
    I'll defend you. You're doing fine. Walk her lots and in large then smaller circles in both directions to teach her how to balance with your weight. Then serpentines. You can also teach her to move her hindquarters over when you move your leg back. Teach her to whoa when you relax your body. Give her a week off when you take her home so she can adjust then start with what she's good at for the first few days. Some of the best lessons may last only 10 min. If you untack her and put her away instead of practising.
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        07-09-2013, 08:31 AM
      #24
    Foal
    Thanks guys.

    Just because I come here to ask a question does not mean I don't know what I am doing. Even the best and brightest people in ANYTHING sometimes ask for help or need advice. We are humans not gods.

    Anyways...... my horse is coming along just great! He is bitted and has been ridden 2 times at a walk and a brisk trot (not longer than a full lap around the pin) The BO has finally shut his mouth and when he saw how great he was driving with the bit yesterday all he said was "hes coming along good huh?" I have to admit this has been the easiest horse I have ever broken. I will try to get a video today but I think it is going to rain.

    Thanks for the support guys. I doubted myself, but I figured this horse was going to get bored if I went with the "standard timeline" to train a horse. He has just sped through everything with such calm.
         

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