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post #21 of 35 Old 02-07-2010, 04:10 PM
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I'm sure she would be (or should be at least, at that age) responsible enough to realize what she's doing, and at least tell her parents. All we can do is offer advice, not interfere with her life. For all you know, maybe her parents already know everything, and let her.

Also, I'm very sure her parents won't be happy at all if a stranger suddenly calls up and talks about their daughter...

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post #22 of 35 Old 02-07-2010, 04:43 PM
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Um...the OP says she may be getting a horse that's never jumped before and she wants to teach it to jump.

Again, WHERE ARE HER PARENTS? As in, why would they even be contemplating purchasing a horse for their daughter that isn't already extensively trained? What parent thinks their 13 year old daughter is anywhere near being educated and experienced enough to be undertaking such a task? It's not like the OP was born and raised around horses.

That isn't being harsh. It isn't being told off. And it's entirely constructive.

And I most certainly know w/o seeing the OP ride, that she's not anywhere near ready for such an undertaking.

I've said this before...'this' isn't a game. We aren't teaching a poodle how to sit.

Either this is a made up story, wishful thinking, or a serious disconnect between parent, child, and the reality of owning and training a horse.
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post #23 of 35 Old 02-07-2010, 05:06 PM
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Yes she shouldnt do it on her own, but it doesnt mean she cant do it at all. But my advice to the OP would be to ask her instructor to be honest with her in wether she is ready to take on such a responsibility.
I think age has nothing to do with the matter (it also wasnt her who metioned her age, nor did she confirm that it is a rescue horse). I was 13, when I got Trooper, and I was mature enough at that age to know when to say I need help.
This girl does not have a horse yet, but has her heart set on a TB rescue horse (direct from her, in other posts). In her other posts she states that her parents have agreed to help her with a horse after her first year of paying for it. The girl thinks that $4000 will cover the cost of the horse, board/feed, vetting, vaccinations, tack, etc. She stated she does NOT have or WANT or NEED a trainer, because she has had three years of lessons in the past. Maybe you were mature enough to know when you needed help, judging from this person's posts it does not seem to be the same case.

Plenty of parents are clueless when it comes to their kids and horses, so no, I don't think we should give her the benefit of the doubt and try to describe training an inexperienced horse to jump and assume she will use her judgement. She *is* asking advice, the best advice she can be given is to get a trainer to help her if and when she does get a horse.
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Alright people...let's just leave it at the fact that she needs a trainer or instructer to help her.....without this getting all bloody and unpleasant.

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Alright people...let's just leave it at the fact that she needs a trainer or instructer to help her.....without this getting all bloody and unpleasant.
Agreed!
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LOL.

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Alright people...let's just leave it at the fact that she needs a trainer or instructer to help her.....without this getting all bloody and unpleasant.
What's bloody or unpleasant? Seriously. It's time for a reality check to steer the OP back to a path of wisdom and safety.
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What's bloody or unpleasant? Seriously. It's time for a reality check to steer the OP back to a path of wisdom and safety.
The only thing THIS 'reality check' is going to do is steer to OP away from this site and never come back, and even if she didn't leave this site, chances are she wouldn't want to ask advice and would probably try to just figure it out herself and we all know that would NOT be good.

Instead of being somewhat harsh and driving someone who wants to learn AWAY, let's try to be more pleasant and keep them around. Encourage them to ask for advice WHENEVER they need it, it could save both horse and rider ALOT of trouble

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the only thing this 'reality check' is going to do is steer to op away from this site and never come back, and even if she didn't leave this site, chances are she wouldn't want to ask advice and would probably try to just figure it out herself and we all know that would not be good.

instead of being somewhat harsh and driving someone who wants to learn away, let's try to be more pleasant and keep them around. Encourage them to ask for advice whenever they need it, it could save both horse and rider alot of trouble :d
exactly!
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The thing that I see is someone that seems to have some of the same ideas as Morganshow did and we all know how that effort in "helping" her went.

I will wait and see.
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