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post #21 of 28 Old 04-21-2009, 06:58 PM
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Lol.
I love how nobody's ripping on this chick, yet people kept saying things like "omggg that's horriibleeee, that girl is so stupiiidddd" to that video of the girl sitting on the mini.




Out of control.
The chick on the mini was utterly stupid and abusive. I personally would have done something rather temperamental had I been there. She could have wrecked that poor pony forever.

I'd much rather be helpful and post advice rather than commenting on such things. The trainer is obviously not thinking to straight.

Wait! I'll fix it....
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post #22 of 28 Old 04-21-2009, 08:16 PM
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Very sorry you experienced such a horrible thing. Such a waste.

I've learnt that no matter "who" the "trainer" is I always ask myself...

1. Could the horse be hurt?
2. Can I get hurt?
3. Will the horse be calmer afterward?

I use these three simple questions to measure and gauge whatever I do with my horses.

I didn't come up with these, but a very good and wise trainer by the name of John Lyons did, and I trust his methods and principles.

I truely believe we learn from every experience to improve the next. Good luck.
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post #23 of 28 Old 04-21-2009, 08:25 PM
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that really is awful that happened the way it did. I've seen tons and tons of people use tie downs to help gain flexing. BUT they generally do it much later in the training process. It's a terrible thing that happened. Now what you need to do is chaulk it up to a terrible lesson learned and move forward, which is what you are doing. You are asking for other options.

I like what one poster said about treating each horse as an individual because it is very true. I'm sorry that this had to happen to you and your horse.

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post #24 of 28 Old 04-21-2009, 08:30 PM
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I'm sorry you had such a terrible experience. I do think that the trainer 1.made an error in judgement there and 2. Used some unsafe methods. I never agree with tieing a horse and "letting them get the flip out of them". If I have something to do like that, I make sure there is always a quick release. In this case, there wasn't one.

Are you responsible in any way? Hmmm... I suppose, but you did ask and pay for a trainer who you thought was qualified and gave you advice. You made the decision at the time, based on the information you had at the time. Most people don't question their trainers, just as most don't questions their doctors, lawyers, accountants, mechanics, renovators... We pay for and expect skills from professionals. In this case, you didn't get what you paid for. I wonder if he should be held liable for this?
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post #25 of 28 Old 04-21-2009, 08:40 PM
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Yo you should just kick the trainer's ass.

PROBLEM SOLVED

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post #26 of 28 Old 04-21-2009, 08:55 PM
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Yo you should just kick the trainer's ass.

PROBLEM SOLVED
Somehow I hardly think that would solve anyones problems. Like Farmpony said, it was an awful thing that happened to the OP, now all she can do is take it in stride and move forward.

Both mls and Spastic made good points. Each horse is going to be different, and does need to be treated as an individual, so you just need to see what works with what horse. However, when you do go about teaching a horse to flex, I agree that lateral flexion would be a good place to start.

Regardless of what you end up doing training wise, I wish you the best of luck.
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post #27 of 28 Old 04-21-2009, 08:57 PM
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Yo you should just kick the trainer's ass.

PROBLEM SOLVED
Somehow I hardly think that would solve anyones problems. Like Farmpony said, it was an awful thing that happened to the OP, now all she can do is take it in stride and move forward.

Both mls and Spastic made good points. Each horse is going to be different, and does need to be treated as an individual, so you just need to see what works with what horse. However, when you do go about teaching a horse to flex, I agree that lateral flexion would be a good place to start.

Regardless of what you end up doing training wise, I wish you the best of luck.
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post #28 of 28 Old 04-21-2009, 09:03 PM
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Sorry about the double post, my computer froze up and posted twice.
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