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    07-17-2012, 10:41 PM
  #11
Weanling
I have two TWH horses , Cash is 10 and Scooter is 21 ...Well Cash hadn't been rode in over 4 years and well, all I got from Scooter is he hasn't been rode in quite a few years...anyways one day the farrier come over and trimmed them up and I was telling him about them and he took each of them and just jumped on them with only the halter and a lead rope..They did fine...My friend come out and a few days later we saddled them up and they did fine ! Just treat her like a broke horse, just tack her up and go.
     
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    07-17-2012, 11:01 PM
  #12
Green Broke
I would treat her as nothing out of the ordinary is happening but don't just jump on. One persons idea of broke may not be what you think. Also training might not be what you want. Have someone there to help if something goes wrong but don't get to hopeful that you can just get on and ride.
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    07-17-2012, 11:04 PM
  #13
Yearling
I definitely won't be alone when this goes on. So you think I should act as if nothing is different to her, like I'm tacking up my other mare that I know is broke? Then hope she remembers most of her training, though don't expect to get to ride off into the sunset?
     
    07-17-2012, 11:14 PM
  #14
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Ladybug2001    
I definitely won't be alone when this goes on. So you think I should act as if nothing is different to her, like I'm tacking up my other mare that I know is broke? Then hope she remembers most of her training, though don't expect to get to ride off into the sunset?
Yes, you don't want to frighten her. With something new if you act nervous they will too. But if she starts to get fidgety and nervous just take it slow. But otherwise carry on as normal. Maybe tack up a horse next to her first so she feels comfortable. You can also gauge her reaction to the other horse being tacked up to see how she might act.
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    07-17-2012, 11:20 PM
  #15
Yearling
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Originally Posted by poppy1356    
Yes, you don't want to frighten her. With something new if you act nervous they will too. But if she starts to get fidgety and nervous just take it slow. But otherwise carry on as normal. Maybe tack up a horse next to her first so she feels comfortable. You can also gauge her reaction to the other horse being tacked up to see how she might act.
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She has seen me tack up my one mare and start riding her, she was extremely interested and watched the whole time. Though once out of sight she started calling to her, which caused a huge problem with me riding... It has caused my other mare to become buddy/barn sour.. Probably the main thing that got me wondering if the other mare is broke, because if she is I would then be able to go out on rides peacefully with another person as well.
     
    07-17-2012, 11:30 PM
  #16
Green Broke
Well I say try it. As long as you know how to safely dismount if you have too and someone is always there. If you have a round pen that would be best or any small confined place so you can see how she responds without the possibility of bolting.
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    07-17-2012, 11:33 PM
  #17
Yearling
Thank you for everyone's answers, it has helped a lot. I'll be sure to update tomorrow if I do go ahead and attempt. I'm hoping to, at least that is what I want. So we will see.
     
    07-18-2012, 02:18 AM
  #18
Weanling
...why wouldn't you be able to teach her to ride? My mare wasn't broken til she was 13yrs, and she was a crazy, stubborn old bat. She turned out just fine.
Her son wasn't broken til he was 7yrs, and he did just fine too.
There's no correct age to break a horse. Horses can get used to many things, regardless of age.
And I wouldn't approach her as if she's a two year old. She's not. She's a mature, full-grown horse who ought to have learned how to process information fairly effeciently by now. Just take it slow and don't assume she's going to have a heart attack at the sight of a blanket.
     
    07-19-2012, 11:59 PM
  #19
Yearling
Well, found out that Lena is broke to ride. She needs work, but over all she didn't buck me off or even spook when I got on her. She needs to work on responding to turning left and right but about it.

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    07-20-2012, 05:04 AM
  #20
Trained
You can even teach old people new tricks, let alone dogs & horses!

Of course, can't tell much from that pic, but it appears the saddle may not be a good fit for her.... & your helmet's fallen off!

BTW, what does 'sull up' mean? I'm guessing it's like stocking up or such, heard it a couple of times lately.
     

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