new horse has been sitting for 3 weeks ;( - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 01-28-2009, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 105
• Horses: 0
new horse has been sitting for 3 weeks ;(

So I fell and really hurt my lower back pretty bad like 1 week after we got Lakota our new horse. I have not been on him yet. Is this a terrible thing. My FIL is really on me saying "Every day he sits is a day he forgets." Is this true. He keep putting my 9 year old on him barebacak and walking them around and Lakota doesn't seem to mind he loves the kids. I haven't ridden my other horse in a few weeks and I am not worried at all. Is it because Lakota is so green..... will this really matter. My trainer said he will come over to ride him but its been so cold and we do not have an indoor at our house (win the lottery PLEASE).
Any advice.

I am going to try to get on him this Sunday should be 40 and if I can get someone to tack him in my western s I think I will feel safer just incase he is crazy????

Advice thougths...
Lizz

Cale Crane: You are a great champion. When you ran, the ground shook, the sky opened and mere mortals parted. Parted the way to victory, where you'll meet me in the winner's circle, where I'll put a blanket of flowers on your back.
Lizz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 01-28-2009, 09:20 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 75
• Horses: 1
lol no he wont forget. It is good to mess with him every chance you get. But that dosent mean you have to ride him. If you leave him un touched for a month or so then yes he will probably act up when you get on him. But a week? he should be alright. After i trained my horse i could go a couple weeks without ridding him and he was fine. One time i went 3 months tho and that wasnt as nice.

The more your horse trust you. The more you can teach your horse
MustangMan08 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 01-28-2009, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 105
• Horses: 0
I am feeling a bit better ....I slipped on ice (stupid UGG boots:) and really really hurt my coccyx bone. I went to the DR and she said time heals but it kills!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is young 6 years old and a bit green. His ground manners could be better but he will be just fine with time and love.

Cale Crane: You are a great champion. When you ran, the ground shook, the sky opened and mere mortals parted. Parted the way to victory, where you'll meet me in the winner's circle, where I'll put a blanket of flowers on your back.
Lizz is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 01-28-2009, 10:27 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 180
• Horses: 0
If he could use better ground manners, why not do some ground work. It will keep his mind working but won't strain your back as much. I myself have back problems from time to time, I totally feel for you. Horses don't forget they just need a little tuning from time to time to get there mind back in order,
zanytactics is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 01-28-2009, 11:35 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 334
• Horses: 10
As whats been said by everyone so far, work on the ground manners while you rest. Its something I go through here and there. I will take a hard hit and have to find other means while I repair before going back at it on a green one.

With a greenbroke, just work on the ground aspects while you are waiting. Once you are good to go, worse case scenerio you may have to touch base on a few things that were first started and refresh them a little. Nothing big though!

Dixon's Red Hot Ember
Midwest Paint is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 01-29-2009, 07:09 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 105
• Horses: 0
Thanks guys your right......I will just work on the ground untill my back is better. It stinkin hurts who knew that little coccyx bone would hurt so bad.

Cale Crane: You are a great champion. When you ran, the ground shook, the sky opened and mere mortals parted. Parted the way to victory, where you'll meet me in the winner's circle, where I'll put a blanket of flowers on your back.
Lizz is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 01-29-2009, 08:45 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 334
• Horses: 10
It does.. I know where you are coming from. I mashed mine once, but in the process mashed other "essential" equipment.. Needless to say, the pain from the tail end was severe enough I couldnt feel the pain from the other area. Made me wonder why after I finally stood up, I wanted to puke.. It wasnt until the other pain subsided over the next two days I realized what else I mashed, LOL!

Dixon's Red Hot Ember
Midwest Paint is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 01-29-2009, 08:59 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8
• Horses: 0
It has been proven that horses have great long term memory- right up there with the elephant. So take heart they won't forget. But here is a simple way to keep those under saddle responses nice and sharp, teach your horse to respond to hand signals when you lead them.
I live where the weather has been below zero and riding is out of the question, so when I lead them out of the barn and then back in, I am always making sure that they respond correctly to these hand signals.
Its pretty simple, grab the lead rope close to the halter and push to go forward, when I want to stop simply pull back. Here's the trick you have to give the hand signal before you do anything with your body. Push your hand forward before you walk off, pull your hand backwards before you slow down. That way you will be communicating to the horse via the lead rope and not with body language. In this way you can simulate controlling the horse much the way you would with the reins. Keeps the horse light and very responsive to the reins! Enjoy your horse!
successfulhorse is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with sitting trot! Sunny Dandy Horse Talk 26 07-24-2009 01:15 PM
Sitting Here at 3am on a Sunday Morning RegalCharm General Off Topic Discussion 29 11-21-2008 03:23 PM
Sitting a buck NorthernMama Horse Riding 12 10-15-2008 03:32 PM
whole family bareback sitting Kirsti Arndt Horse Talk 5 07-25-2008 12:12 PM
Maidstone Kent Riding Lessons and Horse Baby Sitting DESupplies Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 11-06-2006 11:57 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome