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post #31 of 44 Old 01-24-2012, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you sky, I have been trying my hardest with misty. It is really nice to hear someone else is going through what I am, I know I can do this!! I just get a little down sometimes when she acts scared of me, it almost hurts. Thank you everyone on here for all your help.
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post #32 of 44 Old 01-24-2012, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Misty is a great horse she just needs a chance.
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post #33 of 44 Old 01-24-2012, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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I am not affraid to admit when I need help, but if I had help by someone experianced I know I can help misty.
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post #34 of 44 Old 01-24-2012, 10:50 PM
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I am not affraid to admit when I need help, but if I had help by someone experianced I know I can help misty.
Exactly. And don't take what she does personally. Imagine these aliens put you in a strange contraption, dragged you around talking in a strange language, poking you, prodding you, putting stuff on you, smacking you, staring at you.

Wouldn't you be a little freaked out?

That's why you need to give your horse a chance, and make the wrong thing seem VERY wrong. If she does something wrong, make it very unpleasant in the way of MORE WORK. Then she'll know what she can and can't do.

Does that help put things in perspective?

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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post #35 of 44 Old 01-24-2012, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I understand
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post #36 of 44 Old 01-24-2012, 11:03 PM
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I am not affraid to admit when I need help, but if I had help by someone experianced I know I can help misty.
You and Misty have an incredible opportunity to learn and grow together here - but it needs to be done with the assistance of someone who is suited to help you through that. Just, please, do not let that someone be your brother-in-law - his attitude about the process, as you have posted about it here, is not one that I would want to have advising me and/or working my horse. Not only is there a wonderful horse inside Misty just waiting to be brought out, there is a wonderful horse-person in YOU -- that much is obvious because you are not only asking question, but you are actually hearing the answers and seeking to do/know better for BOTH of you.
It really comes down to the fact that you can't teach what you don't know -- right now, you don't have the tools to help Misty learn what she needs to know. There is NOTHING wrong with that - no one is born knowing all of this (despite what they may tell you), EVERYONE has to learn. Do you have anyone else, besides your BIL, in your life that you feel is the kind of horse-person you would like to become, that has the horse(s) that you want Misty to be?
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post #37 of 44 Old 01-24-2012, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I will be finding someone with experience to help me with misty. Can I send her away to someone I don't know that could possably hurt her, I would have a hard time doing that but if I can find someone close enough to where I can go with misty and work with her with someone that can help BOTH of us to work together I would do that in a heartbeat. My friend is the only true horse person I know personally. She has a amazing horse. I will talk to her about me bringing misty to her house. I may stay there for a few weeks so her and I can work with misty. She barrel races and when misty is ready we are going to train her new mare and misty together
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post #38 of 44 Old 01-24-2012, 11:19 PM
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yes,you could send her away,and not all trainers are going to hurt her.
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One thing, when it's time to hop on take it really slow. No trot until she walks like no problem. No canter until she trots like a pro. No gallop until she's got her canter down.

Move too fast, IMOP, and you have a bigger problem than un-broke.

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post #40 of 44 Old 01-24-2012, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to take it slow I wouldn't rush her at all. I will get someone with experiance to help me with her. I can do a lot of the ground work myself, if I have someone working with me to make sure I am doing right and helping me with what I don't know misty will be fine right?
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