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post #11 of 24 Old 11-28-2011, 06:55 PM
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Actually, I did ride my boy a few times without lunging him first, and while he was a little more fidgity than normal, he still listened wonderfully and did everything I asked.- Now, once I took his saddle off and sent him out (which means he can play) he went wild galloping, sliding stops, and buck-farting. After those two episodes, I decided to start lunging him first to get out his kinks (as we are not past a walk in our training yet)- now, once we get on to the trots and canters I probably won't lunge him before hand as I'll want him to have more energy.
The good thing about him is that he will not start his crazy-play in the arena until I give him the go ahead. He will just stand there until I say its ok- then again, he is a very special boy and is so willing to please.
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post #12 of 24 Old 11-28-2011, 10:18 PM
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I disagree with tying a horse for hours..the tying was not the issue she spoke of here. That is training in itself, but it is not a punishment as..well, a horse isnt going to remember the stunt he pulled 6 hours later. Really.
And I have a young gelding, his brother is truly dangerous as far as Im concerned, whereas he just lacked handling and is hot as he is saddlebred and arab, so that is naturally going to play into it. I think you did the right thing.
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post #13 of 24 Old 11-29-2011, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by mls View Post
Horses don't think in terms of - I reared there fore I need to stand tied for six hours.

my thoughts exactly. HOwever, judgeing from the description, I would not have put guests on that time. If I was the guest, I doubt I would have accepted the invitation to mount.

Maybe lunging him first in halter only would take away that risk of the reins becoming a problem.

I am not sure if I would have done anything different. It's hard to make any judgement when you are not the person THERE, with a rearing horse on the end of the line, just afew feet away. Self presevation always comes first.
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post #14 of 24 Old 11-29-2011, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Klassic Superstar View Post
...I stated in my thread he is green and young. I would not put anyone on him if I didn't feel it was safe...He was more scared then anything, getting mad at a young scared green horse who was already acting up...
You put a 3 year old on a "green and young" horse who has just "acted up" as a "young scared green horse"?

What part of that description goes with 'good for a 3 year old'?
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post #15 of 24 Old 11-29-2011, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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He is good, it's natural for all horses to suddenly act up sometimes, it's a fluke thing, they are prey animals and react suddenly. He was extremely calm and reader well before the time I put anyone else on him. If he was at all a bit tense I would have said let's do this another time. But I felt my horse was as calm as I have ever seen him....that's all there is to it. I would like it if people stopes making it sound like I'm stupid, I am not I know my horse well enough to judge if it's safe or not to put other people on.
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post #16 of 24 Old 11-29-2011, 01:26 PM
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Was he tense right before he had his fit. Most the time horses react in a matter of a split second. Had he acted up with the child that would have been a very long fall for a 3 year old. I've seen horses totally calm one second and them freak out for what seems like nothing.
I would not have put guests on him that day
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post #17 of 24 Old 11-29-2011, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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No he was perfectly fine and sleeping in the cross ties. And we had someone on either side holding onto the three year old while i was leading him and Oliver knew to be careful and was walking so slow.
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post #18 of 24 Old 11-29-2011, 01:38 PM
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'Green' and 'young child' just don't seem like words to use in the same sentence. Do as you wish, but when you post something on an Internet forum, others have the right to disagree.
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post #19 of 24 Old 12-01-2011, 11:07 PM
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First mistake was going to put green riders on a green horse, very very bad idea. This horse clearly needs more ground work done with him before even thinking about mounting him. You want to be able to trust him and him trust you before you decide to take his training to the next level.

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post #20 of 24 Old 12-01-2011, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Um no he doesn't....this was a fluke thing. First time he's ever done anything about it.
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