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        06-21-2010, 06:23 PM
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    I might start riding a QH mare that is only green broke and hasn't been ridden in years. Any tips?
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        06-21-2010, 07:10 PM
    Try to stay on top and hang on hard!

    If this does not work then....

    Always try to land in a soft spot.
        06-21-2010, 07:13 PM
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    LOL well pay attention very closely! To her ears and head movement to judge if she's going to buck
        06-21-2010, 07:26 PM
    Originally Posted by Marecare    
    Try to stay on top and hang on hard!

    If this does not work then....

    Always try to land in a soft spot.
    I was going to say pretty much the same thing. The soft spot is really important. I usually go for my butt instead of my head, its much softer
    If I was in your place I would start at the very beginning. Do lots of ground work to make sure the horse has the basics before you get in the saddle.
        06-22-2010, 12:35 PM
    You guys are all right. I had the same ideas pretty much. =/ Vidaloco, she does need A LOT of groundwork. So I'm going to work in-hand with her and then use some of Monty Roberts' methods for a join-up.
        06-22-2010, 12:42 PM
    Lot's of ground work indeed.

    Be carefull with the join-up. It's really easy to mess up. You have to know everything about the horse language in order to do it correctly. In the video it shows how monty gets the horse to join up in like 10 minutes...yea don't expect that at all lol. It takes a lot longer than that. Good luck to you, and be safe!!!
        06-22-2010, 04:01 PM
    I agree with the ground work first. Let her get to know you first before you start riding her. It will make you both more comfortable, and quite possibly prevent some injuries.
        06-23-2010, 12:19 AM
    Its probably in your best interest NOT to ride the horse right away! Just to be on the safe side :)
    For the first time I'd just do some on ground sacking out and hoof handling, grooming, and then put a saddle on.
    Keep that in mind that if she was green broke years ago she probably only had about 10-20 rides on her. Definitely not long enough for anything to really sink in.
        06-23-2010, 02:26 AM
    Wear a helmet and land on your tush.
        06-24-2010, 03:28 PM
    Make sure someone is watching you...just in case you fall.....observe her ears to make sure she is not mad

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