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post #1 of 19 Old 03-02-2011, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone, I have recently purchased my first horse, a black quarter horse named Gambit. He is 9 and is pretty bombproof. I have never owned a horse before, but I have been ridding on and off since I was eleven. I want to do NH with him, but neither of us has ever don it before, I don't want to mess it up and end up with a scared or damaged horse. So I guess I'm asking is who do you guys recommend for NH, I have heard that both Perelli and Anderson are good, and what are some good ground work exercises? Thanks
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post #2 of 19 Old 03-02-2011, 11:10 PM
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I would suggest finding a trainer in your area. You don't have to work with them daily, once a month would be ok to keep you on track. There are plenty of NH trainers out there.
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post #3 of 19 Old 03-02-2011, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I think the barn he is staying in has a NH trainer they work with.
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post #4 of 19 Old 03-02-2011, 11:37 PM
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Congratulations on your first horse. I would suggest spending some time getting to know him & let him teach you what he knows first. Then after you know him better you can decide what else you would like him to know. He may already be perfect.
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post #5 of 19 Old 03-03-2011, 12:01 AM
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oh I missed that he was your first horse, how exciting.
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post #6 of 19 Old 03-03-2011, 01:36 AM
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Yes, congratulations! best if you work with someone for this first horse. He sounds just lovely. Post a picture.
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post #7 of 19 Old 03-03-2011, 02:26 AM
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yes, please! (pics!)

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post #8 of 19 Old 03-03-2011, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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Ok I'll see if this works, this is him after I groomed him for the first time.
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post #9 of 19 Old 03-03-2011, 03:20 AM
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He's very handsome. You must be proud.
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post #10 of 19 Old 03-03-2011, 03:22 AM
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He's beautiful! :)
I would also love to do NH with my horses, but there is nobody that could show and help me, and I don't know if it would be okay if I just started on my own, especialy because I never did it before...
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