Originally Posted by Chevylover96
... Is it possible to an inexperienced rider to start a horse if they read up on it A LOT, (I already have a great idea of how I'm going to start) and seek help if needed? Thanks please don't be rude, even if you think I'm crazy.
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Is it possible? Yes but not just anybody and everybody. My first horse was only 6 weeks old when we got her. I had no clue about horses except you get on their back to ride. I knew I had about 2 years to learn everything I could about training before she could be started. I too read a lot of books and magazines. I also watched many, many videos and shows. The best I have to say would be Clinton Anderson. He is easy to understand and follow.
During those two years of learning, we acquired other horses. Each having their own issues. There was another boarder who tried to help us with my wife's horse (we got him just before my horse). The boarder was old school in training horses, get on and ride the horse thru the issue (no groundwork). Not much help in teaching us.
One of the new horses was about the same age as my filly. By the time he was 2 1/2, I had learned a lot about working with horses. I started him on my own. He turned out ok but not perfect. I didn't work with him on a continual basis like I should have.
I was told that I was a natural with horses so most came easy to me. I also was told that I have a lot of patience. With those two things and always searching for more knowledge, it can be done. I still watch shows and read about training. It reinforces what you've already learned and you might learn something new. Posted via Mobile Device