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post #21 of 128 Old 04-14-2009, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Well obviously i have a good for nothing horse, and i am a good for nothing rider. But thank you all for your input and i am serioulsy going to send him off to a trainer. period.
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post #22 of 128 Old 04-14-2009, 07:41 PM
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I don't think you have a good for nothing horse or are a good for nothing rider. We don't mean for this to come off as an attack, we really do have the best in mind for you and Clippy.
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What bit to you guys think would be good?
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post #24 of 128 Old 04-14-2009, 07:52 PM
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A snaffle. Possibly a french link. I like eggbutts and D rings.

I would look at mylers level 1 bits and happy mouth snaffles. Something nice and gentle while you work with him.
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Thank you! I will def. get one or two of those:)
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Anytime. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with
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ok^^^^
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post #28 of 128 Old 04-14-2009, 09:29 PM
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You are not a crap rider, and he is not a crap horse! We ALL start somewhere!!

When I first started riding, my first fall was 2 weeks after I started. The horse halted from a trot and I fell... how silly is that?

I do think that you and Clippy need professional guidance... then you can come and show us all up when you and him get your stuff together!!


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No one said that you were a crap rider, or thinks that you have a crap horse. Everyone is just trying to give you advice to help you become a stronger rider. There is no shame in taking advice, or getting lessons. Like JDI said, we all start somewhere. Think about it, even some of the best riders like Charmayne James, Lindsay Sears and Sherri Cervi all had to learn to get to where they are today. Give it time and proper guidance and you will too.
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Definitely don't take that attitude - I agree, we all started somewhere.

I teach beginner western lessons - just for basic recreational purposes. They all come to me thinking they can hop on and go, when in reality, I make them do all the boring stuff for a LONG time. They ALL start on the ground - just learning how to walk around a horse properly. First lesson, they don't even mount up. They all think I'm a mean, mean teacher.

The first time they fall, they get it. It's not just "fancy stuff" - it's there for a reason. Yeah, "heels down, toes up" looks pretty, but it's real purpose is to keep the horse between you and the ground.

There is NO shame in lessons, like NewHeart said.

You two need a trainer, for your safety. We want the best for you and Clippy. You clearly have a passion for horses (don't we all?) so harness it and create a beautiful, trusting, respectful relationship.

That horse is sour right now, and when two feet leave the ground, the other two will soon follow. You're about to end up on your butt because that horse doesn't know what you're asking him. He respects you enough right now not to buck or rear full on, but he's confused, and he's going to get fed up really fast and toss you on the arena floor.

Get some training for the both of you, please, and then show us what you two have got. I bet it'll be awesome. :]

Good luck!

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