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post #11 of 16 Old 04-13-2011, 11:23 PM
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I think it was quite the opposite of stupid and was a smart thing to do before you rode.

I free lunge (or used to when I had an enclosed area) quite a lot. It is great for letting off steam.

Sorry your horse fell, but that was her own doing, and it could have easily happened in the pasture to. As it didn't bother her, I wouldn't worry about it.
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post #12 of 16 Old 04-14-2011, 08:25 AM
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I always let my horse run and buck and jump and stop first before I even put the lunge line on. It is good for him, I can see where his mind is for that session. I don't need to have control of him yet, and I don't see whats wrong with letting them be horses, especially if they haven't had turnout in a while because of weather. You did a great thing, don't feel bad about it at all.
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post #13 of 16 Old 04-14-2011, 08:54 AM
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You for sure were not stupid. Better she get her sillies out before you get on her.

Now that you know she is that silly you might try lunging her on a line, etc so you might have better control.
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post #14 of 16 Old 04-14-2011, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, guys. I appreciate all your comments. Makes me feel better, though I do think I made the mistake of not letting her loosen up before hand. So next time I will definitely make sure she's loosened up and probably lunge her on a line a little first before letting her run around free. I'm just glad to know I wasn't being foolish. :)
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post #15 of 16 Old 04-14-2011, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by cjdarlington View Post
The footing is sand/rubber with a cement bottom.
Cement base? Really? How deep is the footing?
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post #16 of 16 Old 04-14-2011, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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mls... you know, that's what it looked like to me, but I didn't get a really good look. I am not 100% sure on that, actually. I will check next time as that does seem odd to me too. Maybe it's just hard packed dirt. That would make a lot more sense. Now that I think about it, it doesn't feel like cement when you're walking around (softer than that). Now I really want to know. I asked someone at the barn once and they didn't know for sure.
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