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post #1 of 3 Old 12-15-2008, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Training Pride

Hello Everyone,

I have been given the chance to work with a 4 year old Percheron/Arabian cross named Pride. He belongs to a colleague of my parents. He has never had any formal training and they have asked me to come out and work with him. They own his mother and so have had Pride his whole life and have only kept him as a pasture pet. They say he is very friendly and loves attention, they have even plopped little kids on top of him before and he didn't care, but he has never been trained.

I'm going to go see him for the first time on either Wednesday or Thursday. Because I haven't seen him yet I can't say for sure what his personality is like and what sort of issues he may have. But it has been my experience that horses kept only as pasture pets tend to be a little pushy and have no respect of personal space. This might not be the case with Pride but I'm going to assume it is when I go to meet him.

I have a pretty good idea of what I'm going to do with him to start out with, as far as ground training goes. I've had quite a bit of experience with ground training my last horse, but I've never had to deal with a Percheron cross with no sense of personal space. I could use some pointers on the subject.

I will keep you guys updated on the situation and post pictures of Pride as soon as I can.

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-15-2008, 08:58 PM
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Good luck. I wouldn't think training him would be much different than training another breed (just bigger). LOL. I can't give you many pointers except just be patient and work through any issues that show up. I can't wait for updates because I will be training a full Percheron sometime next year. That will be new to me too. He is so tall that by the time I get a saddle on him, I will be looking my stirrup right in the eye. LOL

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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post #3 of 3 Old 12-16-2008, 11:54 AM
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Just remember that they are not "gentle giants" they are horses like any other for the most part.

Ground training will definately be the #1 priority for a while, wether or not he's had a kid on his back or not...He's still not broke.

Take your time and watch your toes!
GOOD LUCK!

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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