Humble Pie anyone? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 12 Old 07-17-2013, 01:16 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Posts: 4,847
• Horses: 1
It's hard when you think you're making progress and then it feels like you just aren't. You want your horse to be able to do everything everywhere. It will come with consistent work.

I'd just keep doing it all over and over again. Keep a halter on underneath and then put one on top, take it off and do it everywhere. In the stable, in the arena, in the paddock. And if you're going to be doing stuff like that, hold her, so if she pulls back you can follow her. Work out a routine, so your horse knows what you do. Like if you like to loop a rope around her neck to secure her before catching her, then do it in the stable even when you don't need to, or in the yard, in the paddock etc.

And don't stress too much! It will come with time!
AmateurOwner likes this.
Saskia is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 12 Old 07-18-2013, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Osceola, Wisconsin
Posts: 115
• Horses: 2
Thank you everyone for the advice. My instincts tell me this horse should do whatever I ask her to do wherever I ask her to do it. Unfortunately, my mentor (and barn owner) has become very timid with the horses, so she sometimes cuts me off and encourages me to just do what works. Sigh. She is 65 and as I understand a completely different person than she was 30 years ago.... Someone else mentioned poll pain. I will look into that further. Unfortunately, we had to cancel with the trainer because it was 90+degrees here on Tuesday and my MIL put a stop to it.... On Sunday, my MIL's trainer is stopping over. She is going to look at my SIL's horses to assess show quality and she plans to "assess" mine too. I really respect her as far as riding training, but I've never seen her do any ground work, we'll see if we can address my and my horse's issues. Crossing fingers. The trainer I had made An appointment with is booked through October..
AmateurOwner is offline  

fly mask , halter , head shy , loose horse

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cinny's first show (or) Not so Humble beginnings... Cinnys Whinny Dressage 15 12-01-2011 08:18 AM
Riding North Trail at IAH and Cypress Creek in Humble, Texas QOS Trail Riding 0 11-21-2010 09:00 PM
Hello from Humble, Texas Always Interested Meet the Community 11 01-11-2009 03:01 PM
almost possum pie KANSAS_TWISTER Horse Talk 6 12-19-2008 10:34 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome