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post #11 of 22 Old 06-15-2008, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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Thats fine. Its good he took it well, lol the big test is having him walk, thats when they really take notice of the girth :P
Thats what I thought. and one of the reasons I sort of banged the stirrups around her sides. I've tyed a saddle pad on her a few times and walked her around with no reactions. I've never taken a horses training past halter breaking. Not sure what I should be doing with her.


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post #12 of 22 Old 06-15-2008, 08:36 AM
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Thats good. Maybe some light lunging under saddle but I think you dont need to worry too much yet. What age are you gonna break him in??
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I was thinking at 3 1/2 starting light work under saddle. I don't want to put any weight on her till 4 or so.
She pretty much has most of the ground stuff down.


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I was thinking at 3 1/2 starting light work under saddle. I don't want to put any weight on her till 4 or so.
She pretty much has most of the ground stuff down.
sounds like a perfect plan!
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post #15 of 22 Old 06-15-2008, 04:31 PM
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Nah, not too fast at all! Just packing a saddle won't hurt her,(she's a good sized girl!) and will help prepare her mind for the future "big day" of the first ride. First, it was casual, and she remained calm. Excellent! Second, it was over before she had a chance to resent it. Third, she won't associate it with being ridden just yet, so it's a totally positive experience.
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post #16 of 22 Old 06-15-2008, 06:55 PM
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I agree, its not too fast at all. Glad things are going well with her!

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post #17 of 22 Old 06-15-2008, 11:48 PM
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Great news Vida! Sounds like the concensus is you are doing the right thing....EXCEPT...no pics???? We need to see more pics of Saro, maybe with a saddle on?
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I have both the girls standing quietly while I step up on a mounting block and lean over them. I started putting some weight on them today actually laying across their backs. They both did a little walk off but nothing major. Still doing ok?


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post #19 of 22 Old 07-02-2008, 06:03 PM
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Sounds good! I'd prefer one that would mosey off and get the feel of packing weight in motion over one that sulls up and gets stiff. Sounds like it was no big deal. You can work on having them stay still and move off your cue as you go. Good start to build on. But training perhaps isn't my field. LOL
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post #20 of 22 Old 07-02-2008, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Me either on the training I'm so afraid I'm going to screw them up and ruin them for life


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