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post #1 of 6 Old 10-25-2009, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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We've got an 8 y.o. gleding that we have had a year. He was a trail horse before we got him. He is still trail ridden, but we have been training him for barrels. In just over 6 months time he has come a long way. Anyhow, he runs for me but when my daughter gets on him, he seems to "punk" her. He runs 19 to 21 sec patterns for me (seems to be slowly getting better) but no less than 25 for daughter.

Question is not so much about barrels but what can we do to get him to run faster for her? Or maybe I should ask, what can she do different to get him going faster? The only thing really jumps at me when she rides is she is back on her pockets too much.

Horse is 16hh. I am 6ft and 215lbs. Daughter is 5ft3in and 150.
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post #2 of 6 Old 10-26-2009, 01:10 AM
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How old is your daughter? Some horses know when someone isnt ready to go any faster then what they run...she has to be fully confident on him and be able to push him. Does he get rode outside the arena to be able to "breeze" with her? (full out gallop in control) he may not be confident in her that she can handle full speed. Also some horses are very touchy and when someone rides them different in any way, they wont give you full performance because the horse isnt sure about the rider.
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How old is your daughter? Some horses know when someone isnt ready to go any faster then what they run...she has to be fully confident on him and be able to push him. Does he get rode outside the arena to be able to "breeze" with her? (full out gallop in control) he may not be confident in her that she can handle full speed. Also some horses are very touchy and when someone rides them different in any way, they wont give you full performance because the horse isnt sure about the rider.

She is 15 and I do believe to some point that she is a little uneasy. I have been riding horses since I was 10. She has only been riding a year or so.
She does ride him outside the arena, but never at a fast gait.
Your thoughts seem to be in line with mine. It is more a combination of horse AND rider.
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-26-2009, 09:35 AM
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He is probably picking up on that and only going as fast as he feels she can handle, may be alittle annoying for her or even you maybe but I fell those are the best horses to have, as her confidence grows they will learn together and grow as a pair. Hope all works out
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i think he is trying to mind her as she is a little nervous
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-04-2009, 10:57 AM
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Hi, We have horses that seemed to do that. My old game horse is hot and wants to run at show but at home you put a non rider on him and he's grandpa. My daughters old horse has always run good for her like he knows what she is comfortable with but if you put my other daughter on him and he's goes a lot faster and is hotter for her. I really think the horse can sense the what kind of rider they have.
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