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        09-09-2010, 05:48 PM
      #101
    Weanling
    I enjoy the process, that is why I like 3 day starting, I can make time for 3 days, 30 days to watch my be a stretch.
    Thought it would be fun to watch the people from here Horse Forum start colts for 3 days, it would really change the relationships, closer bonds
         
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        09-09-2010, 05:56 PM
      #102
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nobody2121    
    i enjoy the process, that is why I like 3 day starting, I can make time for 3 days, 30 days to watch my be a stretch.
    Thought it would be fun to watch the people from here Horse Forum start colts for 3 days, it would really change the relationships, closer bonds
    I am sure that is why they do it in 3 days. It is a spectator driven idea. To stretch it out you would loose the only reason to do it.

    As for changing a relationship starting a horse in 3 day and ending up with a closer bond. I call B/S on that one. Also once you start a horse there is no 3 day or 30 days it is something that keeps going until you either sell the horse or it dies. The bond is what it is. The bond or lack their of plays little role is how well a horse will be trained in the end. Trainers do not have time to form a bond with every horse that comes through their barn. I have a bond with my horses b/c most of them I have either foaled out or bought as prospects with the intent to show prove and then breed. The ones that where sold I am sure developed a bond with their owners in some way. I personally think that the bond between a horse and the human is over rated in many ways. What a horse or dog or any animal for that matter wants that are herd animals or pack animals is a leader. They do not have to like that leader or have a bond with that leader but them must respect that leader and that is earned.
         
        09-09-2010, 05:59 PM
      #103
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nrhareiner    
    I am sure that is why they do it in 3 days. It is a spectator driven idea. To stretch it out you would loose the only reason to do it.

    As for changing a relationship starting a horse in 3 day and ending up with a closer bond. I call B/S on that one. Also once you start a horse there is no 3 day or 30 days it is something that keeps going until you either sell the horse or it dies. The bond is what it is. The bond or lack their of plays little role is how well a horse will be trained in the end. Trainers do not have time to form a bond with every horse that comes through their barn. I have a bond with my horses b/c most of them I have either foaled out or bought as prospects with the intent to show prove and then breed. The ones that where sold I am sure developed a bond with their owners in some way. I personally think that the bond between a horse and the human is over rated in many ways. What a horse or dog or any animal for that matter wants that are herd animals or pack animals is a leader. They do not have to like that leader or have a bond with that leader but them must respect that leader and that is earned.
    It would change the relationship of the people here in Horse Forum, is what I meant! Every one together with one goal, heck don't make it a competion! Just fun
    Fun, together, community, learning, and some cases humbling or just plan humilating.
         
        09-09-2010, 06:01 PM
      #104
    Banned
    Im not big on humiliating people. Or even humbling anyone...does that mean I am going to be the one that will be humbled and humiliated?!

    *paranoid*
         
        09-09-2010, 06:04 PM
      #105
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by corinowalk    
    Im not big on humiliating people. Or even humbling anyone...does that mean I am going to be the one that will be humbled and humiliated?!

    *paranoid*
    sometimes and I am speaking from experience, when you but your rear out there in front of people alot can go wrong, it doesnt feel good.
    Got used to it, and it really helped to put myself out there.
    BIG change when I did!
         
        09-09-2010, 06:12 PM
      #106
    Green Broke
    I haven't read the whole thing, but I have a question. Has there ever been a RTTH competitor who couldn't get the horse rideable?
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        09-09-2010, 06:13 PM
      #107
    Banned
    Meh...Id rather trail ride! LOL
         
        09-09-2010, 06:15 PM
      #108
    Weanling
    My favorite Prayer:
    "God help obtain the Virtues I think I already have!"
         
        09-09-2010, 06:23 PM
      #109
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nobody2121    
    sometimes and I am speaking from experience, when you but your rear out there in front of people alot can go wrong, it doesnt feel good.
    Got used to it, and it really helped to put myself out there.
    BIG change when I did!
    I thought this was called showing. Been there done that. Is it humbling? Sometimes it is. Like the time I forgot how to count to 4. Now that was good for a joke for some time around the barn and at home. Is it a big deal? Not really. It was fun I had a good time was at a show with friends. Then the time a week or so ago that I won my class. That was fun also. Not b/c I won but again b/c I was at a horse show with friends and having a good time.

    First I am going to day that there are probably very few people on this board who have access to the horses needed to do something like this. I know that most of mine are sold long before they are started. Last 2 where sold before the mare was ever bred. Next years foals are sold too. What is left is well trained finished horses that are now in my broodmare band.


    Is the training fun? Sometimes it is and sometimes not so much. I personally prefer the breeding end. With out good breeders trainers and other owners would not have good horse to train show and just use. I get more out of watching my foals go on to new owners and win for them. Same with the ones I keep. I enjoy watching them win more then I do winning on them my self.

    Also if you enjoy putting your self out there lest see some pictures of your horses. Pictures of you riding. We all love pictures.
         
        09-09-2010, 06:35 PM
      #110
    Banned
    I agree...I gave up showing a long time ago. We do little fun shows here and there but nothing serious at all. If I fell off and busted myself up at one of those shows, I wouldnt be humiliated...I would probably be too busy laughing to feel a thing. This does seem a bit showish. I burned out on showing a long time ago. Its too much pressure for me. I have competed at some national shows...way back when. It was a learning experience. I did well...in the show...but behind the scenes I was a mess.

    I do find training to be fun. I've never started a horse that had 'no issues' though. I didn't know such a beast exists!


    Ohhh and do you really wanna see my baby fat boucing around on a horse?! LOL Ill do it if you make me!
         

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