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        07-31-2011, 09:53 AM
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    Weanling
    Maybe the guy lied, maybe he didnt...In Ref to how well the horse was trained

    When I talked to the guy about the horse upon 1st seeing him, he told me the horse didn't have any problems. I rode the horse that day at his house and he rode fine. Now I know ofcourse like anything else, the horse has to get used to you, used to his new home, surroundings, and such. I have had him for about 2 wks. Tuesday will be 2 wks. I'm sure that horse knows that over here, he is getting better taken care of and fed well because the other people had 5 horse. From the first time I saw him at their place to the time I picked him up, he had lost some weight. Now he has the weight back on him in under 2 wks.

    Anyway, I noticed first time I rode him here, he seemed to have barn sourness. I still managaed to ride him for a good 30 minutes around my area but he seemed he didnt want to go this particular direction. I think this guy has a stud horse up there. He starts whinning and smelling and seemed to be getting jumpy and nervous the closer he gets and doesn't want to go further. The guy also has a mare and a colt, and some other mare strange looking horse. Its about a mile if that, from me. My horse also yesterday , 2nd time riding him at my house, he seemed he didnt want to ride at all after first few minutes, maybe first 5 minutes. I'm gona get my dad over here today and we are gona check him out real good, making sure the saddle and bridle fits well enough and isnt causing problems. Everything looks fine to me though as far as that. He just seems stubborn and moreso yesterday.

    If it turns out he needs more training, I will have to see about getting someone to come over here and work with me or take him there and let them work with hiim some.

    Any pointers?
         
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        07-31-2011, 10:14 AM
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    You're on the right track testing the fit, especially, of the saddle. Other than that, I say you need to stand your ground and not give in to the horse. He is testing your resolve, as any new horse will. If you ask something of him, it becomes a huge project if he refuses (as long as it is within his training to know what you asked to begin with), you must continue until there is at least some compliance. That 5 minut ride to the pasture gate may become an hour struggle, if you have to. Never start a fight you cannot finish. If you are short on time, only do what you know is within his capabilities. Save the big issues for when you have time to address them,IMO.
         
        07-31-2011, 10:21 AM
      #3
    Green Broke
    I agree with not fighting something you can't finish. If it is barn sour, work him where he wants to be and rest him where he doesn't want to be. Making each place further and further away from the barn. But if you are not experienced enough to control him don't do this. Good luck. Unfortunately, when buying an animal, a seller will tell you anything to just sell the horse. It sucks but it happens all the time.
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        07-31-2011, 06:06 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
    You're on the right track testing the fit, especially, of the saddle. Other than that, I say you need to stand your ground and not give in to the horse. He is testing your resolve, as any new horse will. If you ask something of him, it becomes a huge project if he refuses (as long as it is within his training to know what you asked to begin with), you must continue until there is at least some compliance. That 5 minut ride to the pasture gate may become an hour struggle, if you have to. Never start a fight you cannot finish. If you are short on time, only do what you know is within his capabilities. Save the big issues for when you have time to address them,IMO.
    Ok when you guys say work him, what all intells working a horse? Especially if one doesn't have the equipment like a ring, like one of those workout type things that goes around and runs the horse in circles. I am about to google and see what I can find though.
         
        07-31-2011, 08:13 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    A round pen? I lunge my horse on a lunge line. Though a round pen comes in real handy. You sound as if you haven't owned a horse before. If that is the case, you may really need help from a trainer.
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        07-31-2011, 08:19 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by mbender    
    A round pen? I lunge my horse on a lunge line. Though a round pen comes in real handy. You sound as if you haven't owned a horse before. If that is the case, you may really need help from a trainer.
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    i did when I was about 10 for about a yr but I guess that doesn't relly count. Sure I would need some help and my dad knows some things but im sure I will have to consult friends and guys who have them as well on things
         
        07-31-2011, 08:27 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mbender    
    A round pen? I lunge my horse on a lunge line. Though a round pen comes in real handy. You sound as if you haven't owned a horse before. If that is the case, you may really need help from a trainer.
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    for how long do you lunge the horse? Just watched a video on youtube and yes have seen that before.
         
        07-31-2011, 08:32 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Also, when you work the horse should he be saddled and bridled the whole time say if you are lunging him? After you have ridden him to the point where he wants to go no further, should you come back to the barn and work him in saddle and bridle so immediatly after the workout you can jump right on while he is tired and ride him to see about making him go further , even if in a diff direction?
         
        07-31-2011, 08:33 PM
      #9
    Green Broke
    I lunge for 15 min each side. But you really need someone to help you. You can't just watch youtube or videos and expect to have the same results. It isn't as easy as you think. I'm not trying to be mean or talk down to you but I can tell by just talking to you that you have no idea what you are doing. And most of the time people like you end up getting hurt. So my last request is you find a trainer. Good luck
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        07-31-2011, 08:37 PM
      #10
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by mbender    
    I lunge for 15 min each side. But you really need someone to help you. You can't just watch youtube or videos and expect to have the same results. It isn't as easy as you think. I'm not trying to be mean or talk down to you but I can tell by just talking to you that you have no idea what you are doing. And most of the time people like you end up getting hurt. So my last request is you find a trainer. Good luck
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    no doubt I am being very cautious and knowing the potential of a large animal for anything to happen in the blink of an eye. So I know the basic things about always keeping your horse pretty much in front of you and never really turning your back on him. Alot of little things about making sure they always know you are there and what you are doing. But yeah I will talk to some people I know about taking some time to help me out also
         

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