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post #1 of 12 Old 07-05-2008, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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riding out in the open

Hey guys,
I've been riding in the coral with a tb gelding lately since we started training again. He's been great so far. I've ridden him bareback in the corral and he could not care less that i was on him without a saddle. Now im thinking
about going out of the corral to the wide open fields. Im not sure what i should do because he has not been ridden out of the corral in a year. What should i do to get him used to it?

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-05-2008, 02:11 PM
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hope it helps

I'm Not a expert by all means. I think that if he mines you in the coral then he should mind you in the open field. My horse has just been trained and i'm allitle nervous about going out of the pen to but believe it or not he is so much better out of his pen because their is so much more for him to see. :)
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-05-2008, 02:49 PM
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I think if you decide to ride him out of the coral, you
should be supervised and kept an eye on in case
something goes wrong.

Also, take it slow, if you ride him outside of the coral, just ride
him back and forth a ways in the field, or around the barn or
the house.

My new horse I have just gotten hasn't rode in two years and
I am doing the same thing right now with her.


Hope that helps some, good luck! :)

It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-05-2008, 04:43 PM
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Sounds like he's a pretty good fellow in the corral. Some can turn into basket cases in the open. Do like Small Town Girl suggested, take it slow just going a little ways and then a little further to see how he reacts. If he doesn't go goofy then your on your way Make sure you tell someone what you are doing too. Sometimes having another horse that is used to the trail will help a new horse be more calm. See if you can get someone else to ride with you.


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post #5 of 12 Old 07-05-2008, 11:19 PM
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I assume you would saddle him to go out in the open, right? Riding bare back is fun, but it takes ALOT of practice, and riding him this soon out in the open field, bareback, is a recipe for disaster, in my humble opinion!

You've gotten excellent advice. Stay close to the barn, corral, or to other horses he knows. Don't venture too far out, and always tell someone when/where you will be going.

Good luck, and have fun!
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-06-2008, 02:30 AM
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Horses are herd animals and are much more comfortable in a herd. Try and get three people to ride out with (preferably with horses who are used to the open) you and have your horse in the middle. He'll feel more secure with the other horses around and hopefully will realize it's much more fun when he's good then when he's taking off :) haha
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post #7 of 12 Old 07-06-2008, 02:33 AM
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Well when we tried to work with Nana today outside the arena she just was a complete turkey. She would not listen to me and was so bent on thinkin we where done for the day.

I would suggest to keep your expectations low, and just really work with her outside the arena. Make sure she knows that even when you are out of the arena, you are expected to work.

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post #8 of 12 Old 07-06-2008, 02:36 AM
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I would ride him close to home and then venture further and further. That is what I do and I have never had an issues.
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post #9 of 12 Old 07-06-2008, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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riding out in the open

thanks guys

especially small town girl!!

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post #10 of 12 Old 07-07-2008, 08:52 AM
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Just be sure to ride pro-actively out in the open. Don't get too relaxed. Keep your horse busy, work on circles, stopping, gait changes, etc. Keep schooling just like you are in the pen. Letting them gawk notice things can make them nervous. Keept the feet moving and the mind on you. Start out in short increments and build on that.
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