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post #11 of 26 Old 02-26-2012, 07:23 PM
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Personally I think you should allow someone who has experience work with this filly. No offense to you or anything cause I don't know your skill level.. but i've seen stuff like this go wrong way to many times.. and the horses end up getting punished in the end.
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post #12 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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I do have experience, I have been working with horses (starting & training) for over 2 years now. So I think I have enough to work with this filly. (:

I'm a cowgirl. I break horses, I wear jeans and boots and I play in the mud. (:


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post #13 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 12:05 PM
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I have been working with horses for ten years and I still hired someone to start my TB filly. Why would I risk ruining her just so I could say, "I started her!"? There is no shame in admitting that you aren't capable of something.

Don't let your ego get inflamed-- that never ends well.

It's better to either work with someone with more experience or don't mess with the baby. They are very, very, very impressionable and one wrong move can turn disastrous.

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post #14 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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But I am capable of doing it. I didn't post this for getting critique about my horse training. Did I ever say I was starting her?? Nope...just working on GROUND manners.

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post #15 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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I really hope I don't sound rude. (:

I'm a cowgirl. I break horses, I wear jeans and boots and I play in the mud. (:

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post #16 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 01:57 PM
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There is no "just" in ground manners. Ground manners are just as important, if not more important, than under saddle manners.

If you feel capable, go right ahead. But just because you THINK you're capable doesn't mean you are. Been there, done that.

Stay safe.
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post #17 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 04:31 PM
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I think what your doing is fine especially if the owner allows it. Come on you guys, we don't even know what the owner is doing with the horse. Doesn't sound like they know much either. Plus any trainer worth their oats wouldn't have much problem with what she is doing.

Anyway you sound ambitious about learning and definantly have a love for the horse, so do your best to learn what would be good things to teach her. I always like to say every horses reputation depends on you. And everybody has to start somewhere, everyone else did the same thing at some point.
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post #18 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, nothing against her owner, but he thinks it's bad for the horse if you brush them in winter. Thanks for your help. (:

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post #19 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 08:39 PM
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I would start with desensitizing her, throwing the rope over her neck, back, legs,etc. get her used to being touched all over.

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post #20 of 26 Old 02-27-2012, 08:41 PM
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Brushing an unrugged and paddocked horse in winter is not a great idea, the owner is correct. By brushing, you are allowing the water to seep through to their skin, which them makes them cold. Unbrushed, the horse has a waterproof layer on their coat, and can fluff right up to keep themselves warm and dry.
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