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post #11 of 19 Old 06-16-2008, 12:19 PM
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I agree with what's already said, I would emphasize the flexing for sure, in the offchance she takes off with you, because if an arabian gets scared out of it's mind, it's hard to stop, they tend to over react a bit more than stock horses IMO

The first few rides I would definitely do in a confined area, preferably a round pen.... just to be on the safe side
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post #12 of 19 Old 06-16-2008, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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I've been so excited to let you all know that I rode enca today bareback and she was fantastic! We are still waiting on a saddle but there was on old bridle which fit her and she took the bit straight away and wasnt bothered at all by it!.

We then took her up the track once we new she was ok to sit on and I rode her back back for about half an hour and she was fantastic so I am goin to carry on riding her bareback in the paddock for awhile until I get a saddle then the realwork can start .

I will keep you all posted and thanx for all your help.

BackintheSaddle2 keep me posted on how your horses are doing and good luck

XxxxJennyxxxx
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post #13 of 19 Old 06-16-2008, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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[quote="mlkarel2010"]i agree with what's already said, I would emphasize the flexing for sure, in the offchance she takes off with you, because if an arabian gets scared out of it's mind, it's hard to stop, they tend to over react a bit more than stock horses IMO

Yeh I agree we went over a plastic bag and she took off a little but with a little reasurrence she was ok. Very typical arab though she loves herself lol, always walking with her tail in the air and prances everywhere lol. She's gorgeous
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post #14 of 19 Old 06-17-2008, 11:18 AM
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I got up and rode them both around for a bit yesterday. I tried my mare with the curb bit and rather than the fight it was to get her to respond with the snaffle, she responded very well with the curb. All I had to do was move my fingers in the and she would turn.




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post #15 of 19 Old 06-17-2008, 12:08 PM
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I would do a lot of lunge work with her. Get some of that energy out of her and get her back in gear with the basics. Getting some side reins if you know how to use them properly is also a good way of making it easier for both yourself and her.

As for general trust issues, spending time with her away from other horses and distractions will for sure benefit her and you.

Good Luck.
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post #16 of 19 Old 06-17-2008, 12:23 PM
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I know you have lots of responses all ready, but I had to add my two cents!

Lots of lunging, sacking out and working on the whoa.
I would say work her as if you don't anything about her and move forward as she is ready. Start her from the ground up, like you a working a greenie, you will just more forward faster!
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post #17 of 19 Old 06-17-2008, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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thanx my2geldings and backinthesaddle yoour horses are gorgeous and they look very calm ill try get some pictures of my riding enca to show you :)
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post #18 of 19 Old 06-21-2008, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Finally! I have the pictures of me riding enca. We don't have a saddle for her yet so I have been riding her bareback but we are looking at saddles now

http://xxxjennyrose.piczo.com/?g=1&preview=y&cr=5

She is schooling nicley. Currently I am juts working herin walk and teaching her to halt and bend correctly and its going really well ill get more pics for you when she gets a saddle
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post #19 of 19 Old 06-21-2008, 10:26 AM
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Good job!

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20








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