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4HCountryGirl 02-25-2012 10:07 PM

New Horse Down the Road!! <3
 
Hey(:
Okay so on my friends road they have a few horses and a donkey. Well there is a new TB filly that i'm guessing is around 2yrs. old. I'm in love! We have been working with one of their horses and their donkey. I was thinking of using Natural Norsemanship techniques on her. What should I really start with? Really all there is to use is her halter to lead her, and a few things to bombproof her. We will be bringing leads with us next time though. Anyways, what are some techniques you have found helpful with young fillies?

Thank you<3

franknbeans 02-25-2012 10:11 PM

So, why are you working with horses on your friends road? I am confused. Is she yours? Have you been hired to train her? OR is this all wishful thinking?

4HCountryGirl 02-25-2012 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by franknbeans (Post 1378741)
So, why are you working with horses on your friends road? I am confused. Is she yours? Have you been hired to train her? OR is this all wishful thinking?

She is not mine, and not really. Not wishful thinking, they are ok with letting us do stuff with their horses. She has a TON of potential and all she does is sit in the pasture. Lol, she isn't literally on the road...

4HCountryGirl 02-25-2012 10:19 PM

Btw, I have searched for Natural Horsemanship tips, but I want your guys advice.

ohmyitschelle 02-25-2012 10:39 PM

Personally, even with permission from an owner to do things with their horse, training shouldn't be undertaken by someone who is not going to be consistently using the horse. I wouldn't allow someone to come along to my horse who has little training and start doing things they want to... but rather listen to the owner and follow their methods - if that situation arose. I personally as a horse owner wouldn't allow another person to train my horse unless hired to. It's too risky to install bad habits - not pointing negatively at yourself, as I admire your effort to learn more, not to mention even as owners ourselves we make mistakes! - and the relationship may turn sour if the horse reacts to something you have taught poorly.

I'd suggest you just continue working with the horse/donkey, and if they offer a chance to work with the horse under supervision, take it!

All the best, and again, not trying to be mean, but realistic.

4HCountryGirl 02-25-2012 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by ohmyitschelle (Post 1378790)
Personally, even with permission from an owner to do things with their horse, training shouldn't be undertaken by someone who is not going to be consistently using the horse. I wouldn't allow someone to come along to my horse who has little training and start doing things they want to... but rather listen to the owner and follow their methods - if that situation arose. I personally as a horse owner wouldn't allow another person to train my horse unless hired to. It's too risky to install bad habits - not pointing negatively at yourself, as I admire your effort to learn more, not to mention even as owners ourselves we make mistakes! - and the relationship may turn sour if the horse reacts to something you have taught poorly.

I'd suggest you just continue working with the horse/donkey, and if they offer a chance to work with the horse under supervision, take it!

All the best, and again, not trying to be mean, but realistic.

Yeah, you are soo right....I guess I haven't really been TRAINING her just really doing stuff with her (grooming, leading, getting her to stop being a little mare). She is in heat too so she is being a little brat. :p

ohmyitschelle 02-25-2012 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by 4HCountryGirl (Post 1378795)
Yeah, you are soo right....I guess I haven't really been TRAINING her just really doing stuff with her (grooming, leading, getting her to stop being a little mare). She is in heat too so she is being a little brat. :p

Don't underestimate the "little things"... grooming, leading, handling, ground work - they are ALL the basics of training. The horse has to learn respect and handling skills before you get into hopping up on their backs! Whilst the owner is being really good in allowing you to do those - which will also help the horse to not become exclusive to just its owner, be happy with the help you are giving over.

Too many people gloss over the small things, and could benefit from realising that every time we're in the company of a horse we are teaching and bonding. I'm glad you've realised anything further than this is out of your rights at present, very mature response!

And I own a mare... whilst not letting them walk over you is essential, there's no way to train a mare to forget that it is one! :wink:

4HCountryGirl 02-25-2012 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by ohmyitschelle (Post 1378801)
Don't underestimate the "little things"... grooming, leading, handling, ground work - they are ALL the basics of training. The horse has to learn respect and handling skills before you get into hopping up on their backs! Whilst the owner is being really good in allowing you to do those - which will also help the horse to not become exclusive to just its owner, be happy with the help you are giving over.

Too many people gloss over the small things, and could benefit from realising that every time we're in the company of a horse we are teaching and bonding. I'm glad you've realised anything further than this is out of your rights at present, very mature response!

And I own a mare... whilst not letting them walk over you is essential, there's no way to train a mare to forget that it is one! :wink:

Oh! I wasn't breaking her, just working on the basics (ground work). She already thinks i'm a friend if the old indian trick is right. :p

ohmyitschelle 02-26-2012 12:05 AM

Wasn't referring to you backing and starting the horse, but the general pattern of working with a horse ends up going down the path of backing and starting them under their potential use (whether western or English etc)... :D

4HCountryGirl 02-26-2012 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by ohmyitschelle (Post 1378886)
Wasn't referring to you backing and starting the horse, but the general pattern of working with a horse ends up going down the path of backing and starting them under their potential use (whether western or English etc)... :D

True...lol!


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