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        01-28-2013, 04:13 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by usandpets    
    Ya know, the OP is a new member and very well could be a first time horse owner. We should give the benefit of doubt and not be too harsh. We all want to trust the people we deal with but truth is we do need to be realistic that people aren't always honest. We can only live and learn from our mistakes and share them with others to help prevent them from happening to others.
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    they could have used steroids on the horse or the horse could be really scared of new people also how do you know that she didn't check out the horse
         
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        01-28-2013, 04:24 PM
      #12
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    I'm sorry for the OP but why do total novices seem to think that horses are like some sort of a robot that comes with a set of idiot proof instructions?
    I hope you can find someone experienced to help you with the horse as you certainly need it
         
        01-28-2013, 04:43 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Sorry but you pretty much asked to be taken for a mug when you bought a horse unseen, untried and with no PPE.

    Sometimes it is a bad seller, sometimes it is bad handling when the horse gets to the other times.
    Many times an angel of a horse has gone to a new home and been returned 2 weeks later because the new owners have handled it wrong and the horse can't cope with the change/lack of leadership/confusion/bad handling.
         
        01-28-2013, 04:51 PM
      #14
    Started
    We all started someplace. Most of us didn't pop out wearing judpurs and get handed a completely finished horse. We learned from a variety of trials and errors and a few hard knocks. And from the occassional "wave of dumbness."
    Trust me on this...I will never reveal some of my What-was-I-thinking moments here on this forum. Everything has been an education, both the good and the challenging. Especially the challenging.
         
        01-28-2013, 05:22 PM
      #15
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Dustbunny    
    We all started someplace. Most of us didn't pop out wearing judpurs and get handed a completely finished horse. We learned from a variety of trials and errors and a few hard knocks. And from the occassional "wave of dumbness."
    Trust me on this...I will never reveal some of my What-was-I-thinking moments here on this forum. Everything has been an education, both the good and the challenging. Especially the challenging.
    Needed to be restated IMO. We all have "what was I thinking" moments when it comes to horses. Here, I'll share one. I was a pony crazy kid and my Mom who knew nothing about horses went to a "reputable horse trader". He sold her an "8 year old well broke gelding" for me who turned out to be a 2 year old STUD with an amazing disposition. We learned from this, and he turned out to be one of the best most reliable horses I every had. I learned alot from him, including how to assist the Vet when I had him gelded and the aftercare responsibilities. Make for a great 4-H project.

    Point being everyone here who is hooting about a PPE should think back on their own noob mistakes, have a little chuckle and help others to not make the same mistakes. In my case forever after I've never taken anyone's word a gelding is a gelding I still take a quick peek just in case.
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        01-28-2013, 07:40 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by nikyplushbreyer    
    they could have used steroids on the horse or the horse could be really scared of new people also how do you know that she didn't check out the horse
    Do you mean sedatives? I don't think steroids mellow out horses.

    The way the OP worded the first post, it sounded like she bought the horse, then rode the horse when she got it home. Reading it again, it very well could be that she bought the horse anyway after she tried the horse out.

    Unless the OP posts again, we won't know.
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        01-28-2013, 09:04 PM
      #17
    Foal
    I have worked with horses like her. She was ridden before I got her and I expected for her to react like this. I am a horse trainer so I have dealt with worse then her. She is comming around and has learnt slowly to stop when told. I am always careful with first rides because you never know what a horse might do on a different property.
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        01-28-2013, 09:23 PM
      #18
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Werdna16    
    I have worked with horses like her. She was ridden before I got her and I expected for her to react like this. I am a horse trainer ...
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    But... but, you said (and I quote) "I bought a mare not to long ago and the owner said she had been taught with natural horsemanship and was well trained but when I rode her, she had no brakes and would try to take off with me... I don't blame natural horsemanship at all but think twice about the horses education and be weary for the first ride, just in case the horse isn't as well educated as the owner thinks." That is why everybody here has jumped on the "watch it/try it/examine it first" and "get a trainer" bandwagon... Your first post is quite contrary to your most recent assertions :/ I think this whole thread has possibly been misunderstood because of the brevity of your post and the fact that you indicated *however unintentionally* that you "got had", lol.

    Either way - I think what you are experiencing is not too far off from most people's first horse experiences. A lot of horses don't end up being exactly what the purchaser "thought" once they get it home - even with vetting, watching the horse be worked (in hand and under saddle), and riding it themselves. A lot of variables go into the equation, and I think it is always important to be "ready for anything" anytime you are getting on a horse - especially a new one!

    Good luck with her, and I hope you guys forge a good relationship and you can help her understand what you expect of her!
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        01-29-2013, 02:14 AM
      #19
    Foal
    Yes I should of said that she had been ridden and I had expected her behave the way she did because she was already dripping with sweat and was too exhausted to misbehave when I looked at her. I just really wanted to get her away from the old owner
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        01-29-2013, 02:18 AM
      #20
    Foal
    Werdna16, that's good to hear you've been working with her and have got some 'whoa' in there now. Hope she continues to improve with your help.
    Claire
         

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