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!