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post #11 of 17 Old 04-04-2010, 09:12 AM
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Congratulations OP, you are now a true horse woman. We all need help now and again. Chinga will be a super fly boy when everything is said and done. Sorry that you had to learn it the hard way, but sometimes that is for the best for those are lessons that you will keep with you forever.

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post #12 of 17 Old 04-04-2010, 09:43 AM
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While I don't recommend "The Hard Way", I DO appreiciate its deeply and eternally ingrained lessons. Been there, done that when I was young and new, too. I learned the most from the horse himself.

Jazzy, those are precisely the "points along the arc" that have to line up for green/green to truly work: proper horse, attentive student, qualified advisour. And it IS no piece of cake no matter how much skill is involved AFTER the fact.

My emotionally disrupted and currently not for the unskilled black horse came to me from a weak intermediate who prides herself on her self-proclaimed and imaginary PSG skills and greener than grass husband (very nice guy, poor dude). Her statement to me when I asked why she took on such a horse for her husband was this: " Oh HE won't care, he's never ridden. He can't appreciate a smooth ride yet so I can teach him on anything." (Horse has dressage -coveted, LOFTY gaits, need say no more).

Long story short: Horse is mine for life : )

Good on you, Jazzy, for taking on what you did with what you have, and making it work to the best of all involved. It CAN be done, once in a great while .....carefully : )
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post #13 of 17 Old 04-04-2010, 09:49 AM
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Good for you. I am so happy to hear that you are now working with a trainer. Hopefully things will continue to progress from here on out and you and chinga will grow.
All my best
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post #14 of 17 Old 04-04-2010, 12:18 PM
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Well done Chinga, good for you! By the way, I don't think you have a bad reputation on the forum.

As for the green horse and green rider, I think it really depends on them personally. But, I totally agree, if your horse is being dangerous, never be ashamed to get help, things will always turn out better!

I wish you the best of luck =]
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post #15 of 17 Old 04-04-2010, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by foreignmusic View Post

Good on you, Jazzy, for taking on what you did with what you have, and making it work to the best of all involved. It CAN be done, once in a great while .....carefully : )
thank you :) its very true. these things need to be approached carefully but with consistency and the ability to take into account the WHOLE situation. fingers crossed a day will come for both student and horse when they can enjoy their friendship together without all these dramas :)

"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"

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post #16 of 17 Old 04-05-2010, 07:27 AM
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Takes an open eye, open mind and a shut mouth to see the whole picture. Not everyone can do all three at the same time, lol... You special person if you can!Again, a majour point that has to line up before a g/g arrangement can have any potential: the capable, ever-present and patient advisour!

You are most welcome, JazzyRider, keep on keepin' on : )
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post #17 of 17 Old 04-05-2010, 08:07 AM
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Chinga, your reputation is soooo not squashed. You are one of the coolest people on here. I agree with the green rider and green horse not working out most of the time.

Horseriding- The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.
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