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    04-05-2011, 02:12 PM
  #1
Foal
Exclamation My horse is Crazy X(

Okay I was nine when my dad thought I needed a two yearold fifteen one filly. The ladey that sold me Raven said "This is not a childrens horse, it need emense training and always has to be ridden in an arena" (because I was so small). My dad being an old cowboy thought that this is a perfict challange for a young rider...
So my dad enrolled me in 4-H, the first year was hell. No one saw that one comming, a green horse with a green rider. So Regionals came and that was my first and worst horseshow ever...the horse was so bad I cried in a few classes, always the first out. By the end of that year I was far from a confident rider.
The next year my mother found me Missy, an retired 4-H horse. She was a life saver 19 years old at the time she was the perfict confidence booster. She taught me alot and I thank her dearly. For the next 2 years I rode her but then everything has to come to an end... She was lame and old. So at age 22 she retired a second time.
My father not wanting me to sell Raven (who was barely rode in the past 2 years and was now and still is dangerous) to get a new horse. So for this past year of 4-H Raven has bean my new mount. Nervous in the begining, I slowly got used to riding her. (Oh, and so you get an idea why I was so scared about riding her; on countless occasions she's bucked in my face, charged, crow hopped and bucked underneath me. Also I was a witness to her throughing my father off.) Raven was starting to slowly show promise, until she kicked another rider when loping. After that me and everyone in my group started fearing that horse. The next ride (this past Saterday) I was more than nervous about riding her, but all went well. She only bucked once when I whipped her with a crop. Before that ride we had an presentation from a horse theripist and I found out that her bucking and kicking was mostlikley bc of my wintec saddle. So the next day we loaded her in the trailer (a two person job) to go and get saddle fitted. She was very good for the lady who helped us and we got a new bit and saddle. With good spirits we went home. The promise of a new start was almost too go to be true. Sadly it was too good to be true.
Yesterday convinced by her good behavior I caught her (with no problem) and proceded to brush her while she ate. I planned to take her for a trail ride in the good weather. She was a little pushy as lead her to the trailer to tack up. Tying her to a ring a walked over to the tack shed. That's when she suprised me and swong around and almost nailed me between the shoulders. She proceded to swing her but around and kick everytime I came near. So I ran to the house asking my parents what to do? They didn't have any good ideas so I went back to Raven armed with a whip! For the next hour I wanked up her her and whipped her sorry but evrytime she lifted her heels to me or shoved her but in my face. That was the first time she really tried to do some damage close range! What should I do her attitude is getting worce. I feel as though I might have to pull her out of 4-H if this keeps up!
     
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    04-05-2011, 02:19 PM
  #2
Weanling
Have you learned yet that the whip and violence is not the answer?
     
    04-05-2011, 02:26 PM
  #3
Foal
I don't know if whipping is the answer here.. You should get a lounge whip and stand either by her side or her head but out of range of her kicking and everytime she swings her butt at you smack the ground until she moves her butt away. If you guys don't want to send her to the trainer buy some horse training books. Lunge her before you ride her so she gets her bucking out or even tire her out before riding her until you have trained her better. But the way it sounds is that your not experienced enough to ride a such a young and green horse with at least some help from either books or a trainer.
     
    04-05-2011, 02:49 PM
  #4
Weanling
DVDs are very good too.
     
    04-05-2011, 02:53 PM
  #5
Started
I don't think DVDs will help in this situation, especially when the rider/handler isn't confident. Raven Lunatic, it sounds like you need to find a trainer who can help Raven out or you need to convince your dad to sell her and get a new horse that can help make horses enjoyable for you again.
     
    04-05-2011, 06:06 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by TheLovedOne    
Have you learned yet that the whip and violence is not the answer?
Yes, but I could not let her get away with that dangerous behavior and believe me I did not whip her hard, at all. Most of the time I just made it crack, yeah I’m not a sadistic person, I don't believe in beating my pets.
     
    04-05-2011, 06:13 PM
  #7
Foal
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Originally Posted by BansheeBabe    
I don't know if whipping is the answer here.. You should get a lounge whip and stand either by her side or her head but out of range of her kicking and everytime she swings her butt at you smack the ground until she moves her butt away. If you guys don't want to send her to the trainer buy some horse training books. Lunge her before you ride her so she gets her bucking out or even tire her out before riding her until you have trained her better. But the way it sounds is that your not experienced enough to ride a such a young and green horse with at least some help from either books or a trainer.
Yeah tell me about it, I know some good trainers, I am going to ask them to help me out because I need it if I am going to be competing in Regionals.
     
    04-05-2011, 09:39 PM
  #8
Foal
Yep! Well I hope you get everything figured out. And could you post some pics of her? I would love to see her!
     
    04-05-2011, 09:48 PM
  #9
Foal
I have to disagree about the whip. I think this was appropriate. Anything that helps you not to be harmed is pretty good. I have been in a few situations when I had to give my horse a few good cracks with a whip or the end of the lean line. I have also had to knee my horse in the chest. And not every one can afford a trainer. I charge 400$ a month, and few people can pay it up front. I think what you should do with her, is (if) she starts kicking, surprise her. Stand next to her with the lead rope ready. When she lifts her leg, just give her one. Don't say anything, do anything, just slap her and resume brushing, feeding, etc.
     
    04-05-2011, 09:53 PM
  #10
Foal
Not all trainers cost that much and maybe all you'll need is one month! Im not against the lead rope thing but just don't go crazy with it!
     

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