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post #11 of 19 Old 03-09-2012, 05:49 PM
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If/when I was lucky enough to send a horse out, it was for a foundation. I've never been good at starting them out (I don't really like to either), my strength has always been finishing them out. So that's what I stuck to. I've managed to hook up with a few ppl from time to time that are good at/like to start them, but lose gound when it comes to finishing. So we usually ended up tag-teaming.


Ha ha I am the exact opposite, I have great success with starting horses! I am not the best at finishing as I have not had as much experience with it. I LOVE strating colts and I have started horses from ages of 2 1/2 to 8 year olds. I enjoy starting much more than finishing. Need someone around these parts to tag team with ha ha.
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post #12 of 19 Old 03-09-2012, 06:36 PM
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my training budget comes down to gasoline. I have nowhere to ride any distance at my house so have to trailer.
I am an beginner endurance rider, so my training is really just learning to canter and run/walk. Something I am getting much better doing. I basically have been attending the school of wet saddle pads. I thought about taking hunt seat lessons at a place down the road but never got around to signing up.
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Ha ha I am the exact opposite, I have great success with starting horses! I am not the best at finishing as I have not had as much experience with it. I LOVE strating colts and I have started horses from ages of 2 1/2 to 8 year olds. I enjoy starting much more than finishing. Need someone around these parts to tag team with ha ha.
yeah, Mississippi to Wisconsin is a bit of a trip,
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post #14 of 19 Old 03-12-2012, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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So, how about those who have attended clinics? Did you get out of them what you thought you would? Worth it/not worth it?
I've attened the mini clinics held at expos and what-not, and really enjoy them, but haven't attended an all day or all weekend type of horse clinic by just one trainer/barn yet.
Any feedback on those?
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post #15 of 19 Old 03-12-2012, 02:32 PM
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my budget is books. And I just ordered a dvd. I have started most of mine, restarted several ottb's and retrained a few with issues. I have the goal of starting happy, healthy horses and getting a good foundation on them, just a nice soft mouth, good stop, balanced and happy mentally and physically. I wish I had more lessons to get more of the details down, but I have a good seat, soft hands and can get a horse to work nicely off my leg.
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post #16 of 19 Old 03-13-2012, 09:31 AM
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I've tried books, DVD's, and watching clinics. The first 2 are nice because you can go back and re-look at things. Clinics are so/so, it depends on who gives them. But I'm one of those types of ppl that need to DO something to remember it. I wish I was like you guys who can just watch/read something to remember or use it!! I don't think it would work so hot for me to be on a horse paging thru a book or carrying a portable DVD player, LOL

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post #17 of 19 Old 03-13-2012, 09:46 AM
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It boils down to - who is learning - the human or the horse?

I have a friend that comes to use our indoor once or twice a week. The horse is green. My friend is a rider but not a RIDER if you can understand. The horse has a few issues that my friend is not understanding how to work on. I put another friend on to point out what the horse is/is not doing.

Boils down to anticipation and feel. If a rider learns something on a horse that knows the job, you can transfer it to a horse that doesn't know. Until you know what correct feels like, you aren't going to be able to do it. DVDs, books, TV do not take the place of interaction with a another person or horse where you can ask questions and have the trail and error.
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It boils down to - who is learning - the human or the horse?

Boils down to anticipation and feel. If a rider learns something on a horse that knows the job, you can transfer it to a horse that doesn't know. Until you know what correct feels like, you aren't going to be able to do it. DVDs, books, TV do not take the place of interaction with a another person or horse where you can ask questions and have the trail and error.
I agree...the investment we made in buying our finished penner has been more than payed back in providing me what/how to work/train our younger ones. Not only does she provide endless hours and miles of enjoyable riding, she has been à very patient teacher to me about how much you can do with very subtle cues, and I have hopefully been at least partially successful at transferring that to our others.

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post #19 of 19 Old 03-13-2012, 10:46 AM
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Whatever I can hide from my husband! J/k He is a strict budget man though. I have $ a month to "blow" on whatever I want. I could save it up for something awesome or blow it each month. I'm doing lessons next month so I'll be blowing it all!
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