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post #21 of 51 Old 01-02-2013, 03:54 PM
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I would highly suggest watching some Clinton Anderson or Pat Parelli stuff on simply understanding the equine mind and learning what causes them to act or react certain ways.

I will be totally honest with you that you likely are not ready to own a horse at this point in your life. Thats hard to hear but without the proper training on how to correct things that your horse is doing and being able to teach respect to your horse if you can't do the trainer thing then its safer for you and your equine friend that he find another place to live.

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post #22 of 51 Old 01-02-2013, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Okay. I'll keep looking. What exactly does a horse trainer do? I've heard of this one guy that comes out to your house and catches, saddles him up, rides, and trains him. Do I need to be out their with him?

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post #23 of 51 Old 01-02-2013, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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I would highly suggest watching some Clinton Anderson or Pat Parelli stuff on simply understanding the equine mind and learning what causes them to act or react certain ways.

I will be totally honest with you that you likely are not ready to own a horse at this point in your life. Thats hard to hear but without the proper training on how to correct things that your horse is doing and being able to teach respect to your horse if you can't do the trainer thing then its safer for you and your equine friend that he find another place to live.
Yeah, but the thing was, the person who sold him to me didn't mention anything like this. I don't know anyone who would want him, he's obviously not safe for children, but he's 16 and probably can't barrel race anymore. I'll keep looking for a trainer, but selling him would be the absolute last thing, if nothing else works.

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post #24 of 51 Old 01-02-2013, 03:59 PM
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you've spoiled him. He doesnt need love and affection, he needs a job and rules. Now he knows if he runs he doesnt get haltered, if he freaks out he doesnt get saddled, etc.

you both need training. You need someone who will work with you and your horse, teaching you how to work with him properly and re-teaching him respect, which he has lost.

If this is not an option, the last resort would be getting some books or videos from someone like clinton anderson, watch and/or read, then practice.
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post #25 of 51 Old 01-02-2013, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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I've given him rules though, and he's kept most of them, but in his defense, he has never hurted me, he's never bucked once I've gotten the saddle on, I've never fallen, he's dosent bite or kick. He follows me around when I go into his pen.

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post #26 of 51 Old 01-02-2013, 04:03 PM
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well what a really good horse trainer will do is get you involved. They want to see how you handle the horse and see what they need to do to correct his issues.

Your horse needs refinement and correction so it shouldn't cost as much because he doesn't need to be started and taught how to do things. So you may get out a bit cheaper that way.

Another good step is indeed to consider investing in Clinton Anderson or another natural horsemanship trainers DVD's. It can be very helpful to learn how to do a lot of it yourself espeically if you plan on owning horses in the future as well as now.

At the very least Id see if you can find someone to come out and evaluate the situation and give you some advice on what they think they can do.

Don't be afraid to ask other people in your area who they might know.

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post #27 of 51 Old 01-02-2013, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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And once I start something, I always Finnish, I've been outside for hours sometimes, but the saddle always ends up on him.

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post #28 of 51 Old 01-02-2013, 04:08 PM
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thats certainly good cause the last thing you want to do is let the horse win when you ask him to do something or try to do something. Though I feel like probably he has won on some things enough that he has lost all his respect for you. I really feel strongly that a trainer needs to work with you and the horse in tandem so taht you can get a better feel for how regain that respect.

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post #29 of 51 Old 01-02-2013, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, thanks for helping. Is their anything I can do until I get a trainer, maybe until spring?

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post #30 of 51 Old 01-02-2013, 04:25 PM
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Increase your knowledge, read books, watch videos! There are things you can do before getting a trainer. Sounds like you may be fairly new to horses and if a trainer isn't a viable option then you learning is. You're not going to become a trainer overnight, it takes a lifetime to learn, but it will give you a start. I would watch groundwork videos, and maybe check out the Parelli 7 games. These are fun and allow you to really work with your horse and have him respect you.

Let us know how things go! Don't give up yet. (:
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