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- He is not mine. he belongs to a friend, but for a year or so, I got to ride him regualarly, and even show him in dressage. we mostly rode him western.
he was a very nice horse. full Appy, 16.1 hh, but actually had pretty rough gaits,and often tripped. but his temperment was wonderful. he lives with her now, likely enjoying a wonderlife, as she takes the best care of her animals.
- this is his website. He is a cowboy pastor.
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- I just wanted to add, a horse is far less likely to balk if you're nice and forward. Walk forward, think forward, don't just meander, march!Liked On: Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Posted On: 09-29-2014, 10:28 PM^Took the words out of my mouth! Ask, tell, make. Sounds like you are asking, nicely, over and over :). Don't be nice about it. He's just ignoring you and I don't blame him. Nitpicking makes dull...Liked On: Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Posted On: 09-29-2014, 03:03 PMCowboyBob liked post by mrsgrubby On thread : Balking issues?I am glad you are getting the vet out. Please let us know what he says, especially since the flies seem attracted to the lump. Hopefully he will do a blood test and make sure your guy is...Liked On: Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Posted On: 09-29-2014, 02:31 PMthose are cheap. A broke, sound, professionally trained horse is not. around here a well broke horse that is in its prime, sound and sane starts at $2000, unless its a breed that's a bit cheaper, is...Liked On: 09-29-2014, 11:21 AM
Posted On: 09-26-2014, 05:12 PMCowboyBob liked post by smrobs On thread : Trained vs untrained...It is entirely possible that she may just want a new project, but I'd be very suspicious that she'd be willing to trade a good broke horse who would be worth money for a green grade that is...Liked On: 09-29-2014, 11:20 AM
Posted On: 09-26-2014, 04:36 PMwhich is it, cant, or don't want to? is he sound? How is his temperament? Why does she want to trade? no one in their right mind trades a well broke, well built, good tempered,...Liked On: 09-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Posted On: 09-26-2014, 04:07 PMCowboyBob liked post by gssw5 On thread : Training a 9yo?Sounds like you need some help from a professional or at least an experienced horseman who has done some training. I would suggest groundwork and getting her respect but since you have tried that...Liked On: 09-27-2014, 02:18 PM
Posted On: 09-26-2014, 12:06 PMCowboyBob liked post by loosie On thread : How to move the hinderquarters over, undersaddle?In addition to other suggestions, you can always also 'park' him in a corner to start this, to 'close the front door' & make 'right' responses easier & more likely.Liked On: 09-14-2014, 07:56 AM
Posted On: 09-14-2014, 03:04 AMCowboyBob liked post by BreakableRider On thread : How to move the hinderquarters over, undersaddle?This post amuses me a little, just because you have done this completely opposite of how I would approach this, I get control of the hindquarters on the very first ride. It just goes to show that...Liked On: 09-14-2014, 07:55 AM
Posted On: 09-13-2014, 05:31 PMCowboyBob liked post by Cherie On thread : How to move the hinderquarters over, undersaddle?With a slight contact on both reins, move your leg back about 2 inches and bump him with it and 'smooch' at the same time. If he moves forward, tighten both reins. This 'closes the door' in front...Liked On: 09-14-2014, 07:55 AM
Posted On: 09-13-2014, 05:17 PMCowboyBob liked post by loosie On thread : What would you do? (horse does what he wants)In addition to other's good suggestions, could it be that, due to his prior experience of being taught to resist rein pressure, your 'gentle asks' are coming across as more ineffective 'nagging'?...Liked On: 09-14-2014, 07:52 AM
Posted On: 09-14-2014, 03:50 AMCowboyBob liked post by Roman On thread : What would you do? (horse does what he wants)It could be you and not the horse. Gripping with your knees or accidentally kicking/gripping with her heels/legs can cue them to go faster. Posted via Mobile DeviceLiked On: 09-13-2014, 10:16 AM
Posted On: 09-12-2014, 12:39 AMCowboyBob liked post by Maryland Rider On thread : trail training ideas?The obstacles are good training, I agree but. It just seems like it's never the same as the trail. I have encountered so many different things on the trail that do not compare. So many things that...Liked On: 09-11-2014, 09:48 PM
Posted On: 09-11-2014, 08:11 PMCowboyBob liked post by Cherie On thread : Found a hole in his trainingYup. You pushed for too much at one time. It is sooo easy to get horses rattled at gates. I've had horses come to me that reared straight up when you even tried to push over to a gate or...Liked On: 09-11-2014, 02:07 PM
Posted On: 09-10-2014, 07:49 AMCowboyBob liked post by gssw5 On thread : Found a hole in his trainingI think he was just pushed a bit to much for his first time opening and closing a gate. Yes side passing, moving the shoulder and hind end are all familiar, but the gate was not, and when we are...Liked On: 09-11-2014, 02:07 PM
Posted On: 09-09-2014, 02:27 PM
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