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How To Give Advice to A New Rider???

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        10-21-2013, 04:10 PM
      #41
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by EliRose    
    Here ya go

    "acctually know quite afew thing abot saftey around horses, considering I have just stated learining about them :)"
    state = to express something definitely or clearly in speech or writing

    I think some or wanted to see "started" instead of "stated" --- but makes more sense when considering the first post.
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        10-21-2013, 04:19 PM
      #42
    Foal
    Quote:
    state = to express something definitely or clearly in speech or writing

    I think some or wanted to see "started" instead of "stated" --- but makes more sense when considering the first post.
    I think that was a typo and she did mean "started" in her sentence. It makes more sense in her sentence, to me any way.

    That being said I do think she could go about helping her cousin (once the thrush is treated) in learning some very basic things. I had an instructor growing up, but there was a good stretch of years where I had my horse and no trainer and ended up learning a lot from friends, older family friends, and from my own trial and error. I learned more about grooming, horse care, feed/supplements, and ground work in those years without a trainer then the many years I did have one.

    Now if her cousin starts doing barn chores, grooming, and learns what it takes to actually own a horse and decides that she wants to learn more then I really would push for her to go to an instructor because there are some things that only a professional can help you with. Not saying that you couldn't, I just feel that eventually she will reach your level of riding and she (and you too if you so desire!) will need someone with more experience to bring them to the next level.

    Good luck with everything and I really hope you come back as you (both!) grow as riders! :)
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        10-21-2013, 04:25 PM
      #43
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Petlover500    
    I have been aroound horses my whole life, and ridden my whole life. But I only have started to really get into horses and really start to learn about 3 years ago.
    Here, she has been around them her whole life but only started to really ride and learn a few years ago.

    All I know is that when I was 13 (which in my case meant I'd been riding in regular lessons for about 3 years as well) I thought I knew SOOOO much more than I did and I should not have been teaching anything but the basics.

    OP - I don't know how you learned to ride, but if you've had horses around your whole life, than I'm guessing your parents know something about horses. If I were you I would ask them to speak to your cousin's parents and make sure that they know how unsafe it is for their daughter to have a horse with no proper training.
         
        10-21-2013, 05:11 PM
      #44
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TessaMay    
    Here, she has been around them her whole life but only started to really ride and learn a few years ago.

    All I know is that when I was 13 (which in my case meant I'd been riding in regular lessons for about 3 years as well) I thought I knew SOOOO much more than I did and I should not have been teaching anything but the basics.

    OP - I don't know how you learned to ride, but if you've had horses around your whole life, than I'm guessing your parents know something about horses. If I were you I would ask them to speak to your cousin's parents and make sure that they know how unsafe it is for their daughter to have a horse with no proper training.
    accatually, my grandma grew up around horses, and she is the one that has taught me everything I know :3 and taughit me how to ride when I was little
    Yes, I am seriously considering asking her parents :)

    Thanx guys!
         
        10-21-2013, 05:13 PM
      #45
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by stevenson    
    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 don't know how many kids safe beginner horses have bucked me off.
    wow your childhood sounds pretty awesome.
    Ha, but that sounds freaky!!! :OOO
    :P
    I have only been bucked off once... when I was 6. I was cantering a "kid safe" horse. Haha
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        10-21-2013, 05:20 PM
      #46
    Yearling
    I should totally get bonus points for being a good listener

    Sounds like you had an awesome grandma

    I grew up with mine and she let me and my brothers put a trolley in the oak tree in her front yard 35 feet in the air and run a zip line across the yard ... good times
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        10-21-2013, 05:21 PM
      #47
    Foal
    Hah hah yesh, yesh you should xD

    Thanx :)

    Your's sounds awesome!!
         
        10-21-2013, 06:13 PM
      #48
    Yearling
    All else being said:

    In my personal opinion (and keep in mind I am a beginner) - I would work in this order

    1. Horse body language
    How to Read Your Horse's Body Language from EQUUS | EquiSearch

    2. Safety (i think language is good to learn first so you/your friend know the warning signs)

    3. Grooming / Handling - focusing on safe grooming and safe handling

    4. Groundwork and Ground manners -- what is good, what is bad, how to discourage bad behaviour and encourage good behaviour


    Those 4 fundamentals should be enough to keep you and your friend busy for several months
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        10-21-2013, 06:18 PM
      #49
    Yearling
    This is from Boo Walker on another page --- I would also watch all of these videos

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Boo Walker    
    My favorite starting place to guide new horsemen in the video world is the eXHorses series (eXHorses - YouTube).
    They have over 200 videos ranging from horse behavior, accupressure, helmet safety, buying a horse, evaluating the capabilities of a horse, and my all-time favorite from the Louisianna State University Ag Center where you can find good demonstrations and explanations on everything from stopping a horse to neck reining and lead changes. Here is the very first one in that particular eXHorses series:

    Horse Training: Progression of Training - YouTube
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        10-21-2013, 11:10 PM
      #50
    Super Moderator
    There has been a lot of great advice here, pro and con, with most people being pretty reasonable in how they present it. Please consider the age of the OP, both in making either supportive or critical advice. It's not a crime to be 13 and feel that you have something to teach someone. She said she has spent her whole life around horses but only the last 3 years "learning about them". So, maybe she means that the lived near them or family who did, but now she is reading, learning from someone, watching videos, and , best of all, coming to YOU ALL for some learning. What an honor to be asked. Please treat your student with respect, even if you are saying "no".
         

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