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How To Give Advice to A New Rider???

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        10-30-2013, 03:56 AM
      #61
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    Originally Posted by KylieHuitema    
    You are a kid. That's ridden for how long? Last time I came on this site, boasting how good I was, after riding for 10 years, I got shot down, quickly.

    Repeat after me, I barely know anything about horses. Repeat it again and again. Only riding for, what I think you said, 3 years, you haven't scratched the surface of horse knowledge. Horses are a vast topic, and you will never know everything. I almost think that you think that you know all there is to know. I used to be that way, so save yourself the disappointment I went through when I put a video up of my riding, and having people say "you're an average rider" or "go back to beginnger lessons." That was after I broke out a 3 year old, and a very green horse 3 years before.

    If I was in your position, I wouldn't even think to try to teach her on a horse that also needs to learn. That is an accident waiting to happen. Get an experienced rider to get out on that horse first, and work out the kinks, and then teach the girl. (Preferably after the thrush is taken care of. Thrush buster works great). What if that horse does someting that you or her don't know how to handle? Rearing, bucking, bolting, backing up excessively, etc? She needs to ride a solidly trained horse IMO. One that she can get a good foundation on, and work on her balance/aids/etc. An unexperienced horse is not a horse to learn that on. Trust me. When you have to focus what your body is doing and what the horses body is doing, it's hard. I would rather have it where my body can hold it's own, and then deal with the horse.

    Good luck.
    my horse has bucked, reared, tried to throw me off. But I have held on, known how to handle it. :)

    My aunt is considering it, but she still thinks there is no need for a 'real' instructor -_-
         
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        10-30-2013, 03:59 AM
      #62
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    Originally Posted by EquineGirl1965    
    So you continue to contradict yourself. You say you know what you're doing yet in your signature you're ready to learn all about horses. So which is it as I'm seriously confused...and I hate to say this, but nobody ever knows enough at 13 yrs old to be teaching anyone else. I've been around horses for more than 40 yrs and I wouldn't be confident in teaching others. Why? Because I'm not qualified. Please get yourself and your cousin to a decent instructor before something terrible happens to one of you or one of your horses. And please no need to poke your tongue out either.
    my signature is below my post... it doesant say I am ready to learn all about horses... even though I am willing to... lol.
    And guys, seriously, gimme a quiz or something! Don't judge the cover of a book ;)
         
        10-30-2013, 04:02 AM
      #63
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    Originally Posted by Petlover500    
    my horse has bucked, reared, tried to throw me off. But I have held on, known how to handle it. :)

    My aunt is considering it, but she still thinks there is no need for a 'real' instructor -_-
    It's not about holding on and not falling off. ANYONE can do that if that's all your concentrating on. You have to correct their behaviour and push them forwards before they even throw a buck or a rear... It's all about having a 'feel' for the horse and knowing when they're about to misbehave
         
        10-30-2013, 04:02 AM
      #64
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    Originally Posted by Horselover503    
    No offence but she should of started with a calm done it all horse.
    her horse is very calm :)
         
        10-30-2013, 04:05 AM
      #65
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    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    The horses will enjoy humbling you, I can already tell...

    For everything we think we know, horses show us otherwise.
    what is that supposed to mean?
         
        10-30-2013, 04:09 AM
      #66
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    Originally Posted by jmike    
    pretty sure the "i told you so" is supposed to come *after* the other person is proven wrong

    Not before
    thanx for the possitive attitude xD
    I havent exactaly said 'i told you so'.... YET... lol :P

    Ok guys, I know you all think I am a kid with pretty much NO experience. I was practically born on a horse (not that that matters just sayn) and I love em so much, and know how to act around them. I can help my cousin if I try. Thanx to those of you who have given me great tips and tricks!

    And please guys... I asked for help with training tips, not critisizum.

    Ur the best <3
    -Pl500
         
        10-30-2013, 04:12 AM
      #67
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    Originally Posted by crezzard    
    It's not about holding on and not falling off. ANYONE can do that if that's all your concentrating on. You have to correct their behaviour and push them forwards before they even throw a buck or a rear... It's all about having a 'feel' for the horse and knowing when they're about to misbehave
    Not anybody can hold on to a horse when they take you by surprise :P

    That's what I am saying... lol since I have had it happen so many times, I know when it is going to happen. So I can then take control of it :)
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        10-30-2013, 04:16 AM
      #68
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    Originally Posted by Petlover500    
    Not anybody can hold on to a horse when they take you by surprise :P

    That's what I am saying... lol since I have had it happen so many times, I know when it is going to happen. So I can then take control of it :)
    What IM saying is it shouldn't get to the point where it does take you by surprise so that's not something to brag about my dear. A good trainer would be able to give you some tips and train you how to handle your horse better... Just saying. You seem to have an answer for everything... A really stupid answer (I know your only young but you need to understand) just try a trainer out... Just TRY! It won't hurt to give it a go for a few weeks and see if you improve. If you do, keep the trainer. If not (very unlikely) sack the trainer. X


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        10-30-2013, 04:17 AM
      #69
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    Also explain to me when you 'hold on to the horse' when it takes you by surprise.... What exactly is it that you do that makes your technique so great. Explain it as much in
    Depth as you can please??


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        10-30-2013, 04:29 AM
      #70
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    ... ok... thanx I guess.
    Maybe I should just give you another stupid answer.

    Im not the one paying. I have tried to convince my cousins mom to get a trainer. But if you hadnt noticed.. its ... NOT workin.

    ...ok...i will try to explain. I mean that no one can just stay in their seat when a horse takes off, or bucks or rears.
    But if you know horses, you can feel the action before it happens, so you can calm your horse, and stay calm yourself.

    -Pl500
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