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post #1 of 6 Old 03-15-2007, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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Rearing Horse

My friends unfortunately purchased a rearing horse for their 10 year old daughter. They were unaware that she reared and the parents don't know much about horses, however i had been teaching the young girl to ride my old horse and the first thing we covered was buying a horse but oh well. The rearing horses name is gypsy and i sweet as cheery pie as long as your not on her back. I have started a program with her to maybe get her to be ridden again but i don't think she ever will be ridden. The 2 parents are very... blind to see that both their horse and daughter are suffering. They don't have enough commitment. I have spent hours down there teaching the girl how to ride. They always say something but never follow through. I don't know if i should just give up on the horse because it wont work if they don't commit. Can anyone give me some advice on either the rearing horse or the people problem thanks!
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-15-2007, 06:24 AM
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:( Dont envy you there. :roll: It annoys me how some parents just go buy horses/ponies without fully looking into their background, nature, health etc.... Afterall, it is classed as a dangerous sport and the safety of their daughter should be of upmost importance!
Has Gypsy had her back, teeth etc checked? Not saying its any of those, but might be worthwhile ruling them out.
I know it might not be your place, but have you tried talking/explaining to the parents? Try to get them on board and back you in the way you are trying to help.
I think its very heart warming, you offering your time to help, and they should be helpful and grateful in return.

Sorry had to get that off my chest.
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-16-2007, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks meggymoo! i really appreciate it. I have spoken to the parents many times about getting a vet check but ooo no its too much even though their friend is a retire4d vet! :roll: Thanks again
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-17-2007, 12:31 AM
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this is kinda extreme, but maybe you can talk to the parents and make sure they realize that rearing is one of hte, if not THE, most dangerous habit a horse can have. make them sit down and have them realize you have their daughters best interest in mind and if they do not do anything, there is a chance that the horse will flip over backwards onto their daughter someday.



sorry you have to deal with ignorant parents like that!
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-17-2007, 02:35 AM
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this is kinda extreme, but maybe you can talk to the parents and make sure they realize that rearing is one of hte, if not THE, most dangerous habit a horse can have. make them sit down and have them realize you have their daughters best interest in mind and if they do not do anything, there is a chance that the horse will flip over backwards onto their daughter someday.
I agree. Ignorance is one thing but when it is putting a 10 year old girl at risk it is another. In the mean time, check his tack, press on his back muscles, feel his teeth, check for lameness, look for thrush, press on his hoof with a hoof pick to look for a reaction, check his eye sight, ect. Severe rearing in my opinion, normally indicates pain.
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post #6 of 6 Old 03-17-2007, 10:13 AM
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My wife bought a little mare a few years back with the same problem. She had, had 8 owners in 6 mos. The problem was teeth. She started useing a hackamore bit on her and the trouble was gone. She made a fine little saddle horse thegrandkids rode.
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