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    01-31-2008, 04:02 AM
  #1
Foal
horse mom

Hello:

I am the mother of a horse crazed daughter (15). We never planned on horses as part of our life journey but...here we are. We got into horses knowing NOTHING and still have much to learn.

Daughter is a pretty good rider ( I think) due in part to the very WRONG horse we bought her at auction. Lesson learned.

But daughter stuck it out with horse. She got on as an 11 year old new rider on (what turned out to be) a retired rodeo horse, barrel racer, team roper. Way too much horse. But in the following years that horse taught our kid to STICK on, as well as stick with a difficult project. Horse is in her early 20's and shows no sign of slowing down or getting easier to cope with. She gets ridden 4 times a week anyway, more if weather permits.

Now we have taken on a 'project horse'. Again, perhaps not the best idea we've ever had. 2 1/2 year old Clyde / Thoroughbred cross. Good grief is he growing. It is over issues with new guy that I came to this site seeking answers.

I look forward to meeting you all and hearing your wisdom and experience. Thank you.
     
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    01-31-2008, 04:56 AM
  #2
Green Broke
WELCOME! Wow sounds like you have your hands full! I myself bought a young horse with little experience....like you said, maybe not the best situation for me, but it seems like the best decision now. Just TONS of patience, and LOTS of help and advice from people who know what they are doing. The best advice I have gotten so far, is to find one person that can help you train the horse, and stick to that one person. Not to bounce around from people to people.

Well can't wait to see some pictures! Have fun chatting, and you should definitely learn a lot from this site.

     
    01-31-2008, 08:19 PM
  #3
Foal
Thanks Free Sprtd. Is that you taking it easy on the back of your horse in the photo? Reminds me of the crazy things my daugher does. She did a little vaulting...gymnastics on horseback. Now that was one well trained horse, patient and dependable as the day is long. Just cantering around and around in smooth circles while little kids, sometimes four of them, crawled and kneeled and did other odd things on his back and neck. That vaulting horse was a saint.

I wondered about the value of vaulting lessons. But having watched Daughter get bucked off several times now, I can see where they come in handy. She can bail off a horse at full tilt, perform a perfect mid-air triple back flip and then land in a perfect position, usually on her feet. Good grief.

I look forward to learning more...and am the first to admit we have lots to learn. I also agree with the advice to find that one trainer you click with and stay with them. Too many opposing opinions can get very confusing. Thanks for the reply.
     
    01-31-2008, 08:24 PM
  #4
Foal
Regarding the above post....there is some stuff in there I didn't actually write. That red word,' lateral movement', and the bit that follows just showed up. I have NO IDEA why. I didn't actually type the word, lateral movement. Hope a moderator can explain this mysterious bit of added in information.
     
    01-31-2008, 08:54 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Welcome! :)
     
    01-31-2008, 08:59 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Hmmmm.... I don't know where all the extra type came from? That has never happened to me :)

No unfortunately it is not me in the avatar.....my horse is not ridable yet.

WOW! The vaulting sounds amazing! She sounds like a great rider!
     
    01-31-2008, 10:04 PM
  #7
Weanling
Hello! Welcome to horse forum! :)
     
    02-01-2008, 02:48 AM
  #8
Foal
Daughter just told me to delete a certain word and the explanation for it would also disappear. I did and the extra words did disappear. Who knew!
     
    02-01-2008, 04:27 AM
  #9
Started
Have a great time and welcome to the forum.
     
    02-02-2008, 05:22 AM
  #10
Trained
It does sound like you have your hands full :) feel free to ask about absolutely anything

Welcome to the forum :)
     

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