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    06-30-2010, 01:43 PM
  #21
Green Broke
Yay! Im sooo excited for you!!
     
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    06-30-2010, 03:45 PM
  #22
Weanling
I'm excited too, but I don't want to count my chickens before they're hatched. He might've just said maybe so I'm not bluntly denied, in the typical fashion of my dad...But we'll see!
     
    06-30-2010, 05:25 PM
  #23
Foal
IlyTango,



A fast walk with ears forward is a great thing going for you. When you feel that she is working herself up to change gait to the trot lift her head to hollow out her back to make it much harder to go into the trot. If you feel her ease up then drop you reins, figuratively speaking, and continue walking. If she does go into the trot lower her head, apply “light”, (the pressure you would get if you were holing your rein with your pinky finger,) pressure at first then continually and increasingly apply more steady pressure until the instant you feel her starting to drop back down to the walk then release all pressure. Figuratively speaking again, let go of your reins. I say “easy” as the first warning, light pressure as the second warning, and then down comes the hammer. Do this over and over and over. Once you get this going for you do it on the way home. It is a lot of work but eventually all you will have to do is lift your rein make a little contact and she will back down. When this is working for you at the walk work the same deal when she surges at the trot dropping pressure the instant she starts to slow down.

The cavalry stop is great for slowing and stopping a horse in a straight line.

I like to use a Tom Thumb bit with a curb strap. It gives the lift single rein action of a snaffle and also a two rein leveraged pull back if needed.


Grandpa Knickerbocker
     
    06-30-2010, 08:15 PM
  #24
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by knickerb    
ilyTango,



A fast walk with ears forward is a great thing going for you. When you feel that she is working herself up to change gait to the trot lift her head to hollow out her back to make it much harder to go into the trot. If you feel her ease up then drop you reins, figuratively speaking, and continue walking. If she does go into the trot lower her head, apply “light”, (the pressure you would get if you were holing your rein with your pinky finger,) pressure at first then continually and increasingly apply more steady pressure until the instant you feel her starting to drop back down to the walk then release all pressure. Figuratively speaking again, let go of your reins. I say “easy” as the first warning, light pressure as the second warning, and then down comes the hammer. Do this over and over and over. Once you get this going for you do it on the way home. It is a lot of work but eventually all you will have to do is lift your rein make a little contact and she will back down. When this is working for you at the walk work the same deal when she surges at the trot dropping pressure the instant she starts to slow down.

The cavalry stop is great for slowing and stopping a horse in a straight line.

I like to use a Tom Thumb bit with a curb strap. It gives the lift single rein action of a snaffle and also a two rein leveraged pull back if needed.


Grandpa Knickerbocker
Thanks, I'll be sure to try that. As long as she's relatively tired out she's pretty good about not speeding home, but when we first get out there and she's all spry and eager she always tries to speed up when we even point in that general direction, so...yeah, this should help.
     
    07-01-2010, 02:57 PM
  #25
Weanling
Hmm...so my dad said, when I asked him again about it, that we'll wait and look around for a few months, that we're not going to just go out and buy the first thing we see etc...Coming from my dad, for whom months can easily turn into years with no action taken on the subject (=P) he's basically saying it's not a priority and he's not going to go out horse-shopping. I mean, at least he didn't outright say no. I guess there's still a chance if we ever saw a good one, but I can't help but feel a little disappointed. :(
     
    07-01-2010, 04:18 PM
  #26
Green Broke
The hard part now is going to be not bringing it up again and again. You can look around a bit, but don't bring it up endlessly, or he will be more inclined to say no. Coming from a parent, trust me on this. Just make sure he keeps seeing you ride Tango, maybe volunteer to work with his horses a bit. Let him know that you are committed and responsible and that will make it easier for him.
     
    07-02-2010, 05:18 PM
  #27
Green Broke
I wish you lived near me! Id love to go trail riding, Also my RI was just given a horse. She was called out to the owners place to massage him and then the owner asked if she could take him to her place and work on him for a few days and she said yes, after a few days the owner called her and said she could have him, because if he was coming to get the horse he was going to shoot him! And of course my RI couldnt let that happen! So she got a free horse!

But the bad part is she can't keep him (She has a barn full of horses) And he has some joint problems and is arena sour (She thinks he was overworked and over jumped) But a great trail horse! And he's the cutes appy!! Light brown with a rump if white and spots! He even has spots on his cute pink nose! And he is super friendly and nice! LOL Sorry about the rant! :)
     
    07-02-2010, 09:42 PM
  #28
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald    
I wish you lived near me! Id love to go trail riding, Also my RI was just given a horse. She was called out to the owners place to massage him and then the owner asked if she could take him to her place and work on him for a few days and she said yes, after a few days the owner called her and said she could have him, because if he was coming to get the horse he was going to shoot him! And of course my RI couldnt let that happen! So she got a free horse!

But the bad part is she can't keep him (She has a barn full of horses) And he has some joint problems and is arena sour (She thinks he was overworked and over jumped) But a great trail horse! And he's the cutes appy!! Light brown with a rump if white and spots! He even has spots on his cute pink nose! And he is super friendly and nice! LOL Sorry about the rant! :)
!!You're in Canada too!! Sorry, I just noticed lol. Though Canada's big...it's unlikely we're close. Whereabouts are you, if you don't mind me asking?
     
    07-03-2010, 05:16 AM
  #29
Yearling
I have similar "long wandering" tendencies, but no one to wander with me. LOL. I actually wrote a post awhile ago about it, though it was more or less a vent and I didn't expect any responses. Good to know I'm not alone. Good luck with finding a riding buddy. I'm on the search for one too.

http://www.horseforum.com/teen-talk/...g-their-56428/
     
    07-03-2010, 12:14 PM
  #30
Weanling
^^Ah, I read that one as well. Good to know I'm not alone in the world with my desires. Unfortunately, just alone in the county.
     

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