starting up again....the right way

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starting up again....the right way

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        11-30-2007, 07:20 PM
    starting up again....the right way

    This summer coming I am going to be using a horse that hasn't be ridden for a while for showing, and for some reason I think she well be okay, but I still want to take it slow.
    I am not riding in shows with her this year, but I will be schooling her at home, and she will go to shows with me for showmanship ( just for the experince)
    Does anyone have any ideas on how to make this smooth and worth while? Any input would be awesome. Thanks!

    O and I will be having help! I'm not doing it alone
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        12-05-2007, 10:45 AM
    Hi, Sounds like you have the right idea to me. Just take it slow. And don't expect the horse to be good, especially at the first show.
        12-10-2007, 06:38 AM
    Make sure you work just as hard in your relationship on the ground as you do with the work in saddle. It sounds like the horse has the grounding for showing just not the practice for a while. Make sure you know her and she knows you and you will have a better chance when you head into the ring.

    Work on bonding with her and creating a good friendship/relationship. Start with the basics, even if she already knows them. And work your way from there :)

    All the best to you and your horse :)
        12-10-2007, 12:41 PM
    Thanks guys! Since I live in Nova Scotia, we get snow, and lots of it. So I can not use our ring(outdoors) so I will be spending the winter getting to know thw horse better and brushing her and getting her use to the cross ties again! I am serious , this horse is learning everything again! The only time she gets handled is when she was being taken inside...but she has had 1-2 months of training. It will just be reminding her that she can do to. I will tell you all of our progress...o and this year I am just taking her to shows to get use to it and maybe showmanship....but before we can do that we need to get her on the trailer( she's never been on one! )

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