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Training for that "hunter movement"?

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    08-04-2012, 10:12 AM
Green Broke
Well help me out then, that would be the reason for starting this thread to learn something about a discipline I know nothing about! I've Evented for the past 3 years with this mare and she has always done very well on the local schooling circuit, Champion of the series in her divisions the last 2 years.

But as we move up the dressage is starting to stress her out as it becomes for demanding and she was not bred for dressage obviously. But she is a very versatile mare who catches on very quickly...she was a green broke rescue at 8 so he has learned sooooo much in the past 3 years it's amazing! When I got her I promised her she would have a forever home with me no matter what the circumstances so I'm just doing what a responsible owner should and finding where she will be most comfortable and excel best at, finding her niche.

If you have nothing to add to the thread other than telling me what she is not bred for, then I think you may want to consider moving on to another thread
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    08-04-2012, 10:22 AM
Green Broke
Oh and might I add that I have found a local trainer who does the breed HUS circuits around here to help us...just normally get some great advice and tips from the forum members as well...well, most of them
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    08-05-2012, 07:10 PM
If you are having to constantly nag her with 1" spurs just to keep her going and dressage was starting to stress her out because she "can't hold a frame more than 1 or 2 strides," I think there is an underlying physical issue that you need to address before you go plunging into some new discipline. The video you posted in the other thread, where spurstop mentioned that she would be in danger of being excused from the ring as lame backs up my opinion that there is something wrong here that carrying a dressage whip and switching disciplines isn't going to fix.
    08-05-2012, 07:32 PM
Green Broke
I actually made a vet appt last month for her to go in for X-rays and a lameness check just in case but my trainer at the show barn where I board thinks she is fine, just in need of some training, which I agree with. But never can be too careful which is why I got the vet appt which is in a couple weeks actually.

She gets some back soreness sometimes, nothing serious but she does have regular massage therapy to address it anyway just because I'm very cautious with her.
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    08-05-2012, 09:03 PM
Out of curiousity, who's the trainer that you found? There's quite a few AQHA pleasure horse trainers around here, some better than others.
    08-05-2012, 09:09 PM
Green Broke
Someone suggested a trainer at trails end farm
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    08-05-2012, 09:13 PM
That's a pretty reputable farm; a lot of the WP kids from 4-H train there.
    08-05-2012, 09:53 PM
Green Broke
That's what I hear
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    08-06-2012, 04:36 PM
I wish we could trade locations HITS. Columbus is full of small local shows that seem to really reward the kind of mover Sandie is. My gangly, kinda-quick ottb is more suited for all of the eventing up in your neck of the woods.
Here is one set of on going shows that might interest you. They have flat classes, o/f stuff, and nice divisions that combine both. The show grounds are on the north end of Columbus (Delaware County) so that would shorten the drive a little for you. I did a few of the beginner jumper classes last month and it was really nice.
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    08-06-2012, 07:53 PM
Green Broke
Awesome thanks wren! Columbus is only 1:45 away from me so not too bad of a drive!
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