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post #31 of 113 Old 10-21-2013, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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i acctually know quite afew thing abot saftey around horses, considering i have just stated learining about them :)

yeh, i know its silly. PARENTS. lol ;)

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post #32 of 113 Old 10-21-2013, 08:30 AM
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i acctually know quite afew thing abot saftey around horses, considering i have just stated learining about them :)

yeh, i know its silly. PARENTS. lol ;)

This is the precise reason people are telling you not to give "lessons" to your cousin. You hardly know where to start yourself, why would you throw a beginner up on a horse and teach them how to ride when you're a beginner yourself? It's a dangerous situation in my opinion and you have no place "teaching" your cousin how to ride.
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Let me get this straight. Parents buy kid a horse, then don't "trust" any knowledgable person they can hire to teach said kid how to deal with horse? Yet they will allow kid to be around horse without knowledge? Does that makes any kind of sense to anyone at all? Do these parents have clue how hurt their kid could get from having pwetty poneh in the yard with kid who knows nothing? Wow. just Wow.

It also amazes me that they trust someone to sell them a horse, but noone to teach them or kid anything? People are wonderful, aren't they?

A horse that is so sore it will not trot is pretty sore. It may be time for a vet. If they have one they think they can "trust". :-/

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post #34 of 113 Old 10-21-2013, 03:08 PM
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i was 8 when a 12 year old taught me to ride


a lot depends on the individual doing the teaching and the individual getting taught


seems the OP has the right attitude in asking for opinions and advice - ON TEACHING


just because OP is asking for what to teach does not mean the person is not familiar with the subject matter or even how to teach

go back to the first post -- OP has been around horses and riding her whole life -

- personally i wouldn't take advice from stuck-up know it all's that take every opportunity to put down someone asking for advice while simultaneously say "i have owned horses all my life" and "even 50 years later i am still learning" then turn around and be downright rude to a kid that has been around horses her entire life

OP appears to be trying to help a person out who obviously needs it -- according to all the people who are beating her up on this -- and is trying to learn more and share what she has learned to another person


OP -- i hope you have better luck asking for advice in the future -- i don't really have advice to give -- just irritates the heck out of me watching someone ask for help and then get scolded
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jmike, you should save your outrage for the parents of these children, not the people who are aghast that they would even THINK a 13 y/o who is new to horses could possibly train a 10 y/o child to ride.

The OP has quite a few contradictions in her posts. First, she's supposedly been around horses her 'whole life', then states she's new to horses. It can't be both.

A 13 y/o simply doesn't know what she doesn't know, and this is a major accident waiting to happen. So excuse actual adults who HAVE been around the horses the majority of their lives for telling the OP the truth, and don't want either the children or the horses getting hurt or worse.
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post #36 of 113 Old 10-21-2013, 03:31 PM
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I do think it was rather stupid to buy a horse for someone who is just only starting to get interested. 10 year olds go in and out of fazes al the time. I horse is a full time job and what if she loses interest? What will happen to the poor horse then? Or if she falls off? If she dosn't know how to ride how is she to know that she likes riding? and how are you a novice also supposed to teach her? It really isn't a sensible idea what if you telling her the wrong thing ends up with both her and the horse hurt. If her parents arn't willing to pay the qualified instructor then they shouldn't have been willing to take on the horse. What about getting the horse shawed and getting his teeth done his back checked health check ups with the vet vaccinations rugs hay feed ect. You can't just like the idea of a horse and buy one you have to have had experiance of carring for horses and know what your getting yourself into. Do whats right for the horse not what your idealistic 10 year old cousin thinks she wants.
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post #37 of 113 Old 10-21-2013, 03:45 PM
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I didnt mean to come across rude in the above post I've just seen so many people who like the idea of horses buy a horse and then ruin its life. I'm sure you won't let that happen. Just make sure you can cover all the basics like vets, food, farrier, dentist, enough space in the field, tack that fits ect. I would reccommend you get a qualified instructor as (where I come from anyway) you have to do a course in college and get your diploma in order to instruct (but that dosn't mean people dont do it with out qualifing anyway!) You could ask to see a certificate before hiring the instructor. If you still want to go ahead by your self really be confident you know what your telling her so as not to hurt her or the horse. Give her the idea of rising trot, try get her to feel the rythem of the horse and then rise to it. It may be helpful to include imagery like the saddles on fire but as soon as she rises a dragon is flying over her head so she has to sit down again. then lung her and get her to do airplanes (arms out) touch her toes ect and always remember toes up your nose! Keep her on a lead at all times and do your reseach. And always remember to do whats right for the pony and keep the safety of both your cousin and the pony in the foremost of your mind at all times.

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jmike, you should save your outrage for the parents of these children, not the people who are aghast that they would even THINK a 13 y/o who is new to horses could possibly train a 10 y/o child to ride.

The OP has quite a few contradictions in her posts. First, she's supposedly been around horses her 'whole life', then states she's new to horses. It can't be both.

A 13 y/o simply doesn't know what she doesn't know, and this is a major accident waiting to happen. So excuse actual adults who HAVE been around the horses the majority of their lives for telling the OP the truth, and don't want either the children or the horses getting hurt or worse.
did not see anything saying she was new to horses in this thread --- have not checked users history to see if she stated it elsewhere --- did see she just started learning about them 3 years go --- lots can be learned in 3 years and a lot of that can be passed along to another person with zero experience

not going to save my annoyance for the parents who are not on this board -- that is a different subject

i wouldn't want the children to have an accident either -- but i don't think the answer is to scold them --- i am sure many here could give actual useful advice without being snotty about it.--

it's like people forget how to use their manners on the internet
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did not see anything saying she was new to horses in this thread --- have not checked users history to see if she stated it elsewhere --- did see she just started learning about them 3 years go --- lots can be learned in 3 years and a lot of that can be passed along to another person with zero experience
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"acctually know quite afew thing abot saftey around horses, considering I have just stated learining about them :)"

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OP, I commend you for taking the time to ask for help. However, I think you are asking in the wrong place. Try and convince your cousin's parents that it is their daughter's best interest that she get proper instruction. You can certainly help, but it would be valuable for your cousin to have real lessons. Also, make sure a vet gets called about that thrush, before you even think about putting a child on that poor horse's back.
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I learned to ride on a shetland pony that was cart trained only. He belonged to the people next door, we got use him and his buggy, tired of that and decided to ride him. Unsupervised , around 13. we had an area we could ride and drive but not to go past the set boundry.
If we did something really stupid we kept our mouths shut, unless we really got hurt and had to see a doctor. Then we got grounded .
People are to quick to condemn, to sue , to blame, to try to control every situation.
I am so glad my parents let me be a kid. I rode bikes without a helmet, drank from the water hose, played with skates and skate boards w/o knee pads or helmets. Rode horses bareback, played acrobat on them, got hurt a few times. learned something from it..
The only time I was hurt badly on a horse is when some kids sicced thier dog after the horse i was riding and threw firecrakcers at us and I was 18 .
People whom sell kid safe beginner horses should be honest . I dont know how many kids safe beginner horses have bucked me off.
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