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post #11 of 14 Old 04-23-2014, 11:01 AM
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I fear that this OP has not heard what she wanted to hear. I would guess she wanted a magic instant fix for this problem. Anyway, she has not visited since the first 3 or 4 responses went up. I hope she comes to terms with her problem so she does not get hurt. I hope she comes back. She can learn a lot from the experienced people here.

Situations like this makes you just want to give a piece of your mind to the person that talked her into getting such a green horse. A seller's greatest responsibility is to match and fit horses to the right buyer. Boy, was this a miss-match.
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post #12 of 14 Old 04-23-2014, 03:21 PM
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Cherie, if I was in the market for a horse (and I will be when I retire) I would love to get one from you... or just train for a bit under your direction. So much common sense in your approach.

I loved the days of buying a fixer upper horse and then getting the horse where it was reliable and selling the horse to someone who fit the horse. Everybody won.
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post #13 of 14 Old 04-23-2014, 03:34 PM
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OP even if you are dead set against getting rid of this horse get a trainer! ! That doesn't necessarily mean send it away but get a good trainer to come work with you every step of the way so you can see what goes on and LEARN. Even then you may not have the experience this horse needs but you will have learned a lot and the horse may be worth a bit more money that you can take and buy one that suits you. I know my trainer charges $25 per lesson.

There is nothing wrong with not knowing but you need to make a choice. You need to get the knowledge somehow, whether through a trainer or trading in for a school horse that can teach you, but there is no book, video, or forum on the internet that is going to teach you how to handle this horse successfully, and you going in alone as you are right now is a recipe for a very spoiled horse and a very injured you.

Everyone else has about summed it up perfectly. If it's harsh it is no less the truth
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post #14 of 14 Old 04-23-2014, 05:23 PM
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I have no words of wisdom to add. I just wanted to say that my heart breaks for both the OP and her young, green horse. It's just an absolutely painful, suck-o lesson to learn -- one that we see over and again here -- to have one's hopes dashed by the convergence of naivete and duplicity. So sad.
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