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        01-12-2010, 01:05 PM
    Originally Posted by iridehorses    
    My suggestion is to get professional help not only for you but particularly for your horse. Handling the horse incorrectly may create more problems and/or get you hurt.

    Please heed this advice!! You can pay for alot of training for what a trip to the emergency room costs.
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        01-12-2010, 01:33 PM
    Agreed...a professional trainer can assess where your horse's problems lie, and know how to 'fix' them. Winter seems to be the 'off season' for trainers, so you may not need to pay that much.. Sounds like she may have had something as simple as a poor fitting saddle that caused her pain to more extreme actual abuse. She shies away because this sort of thing didn't end well before and she has no reason to believe it will be any different now. A trainer can get her over that. (Actually rearing up instead of just stepping away indicates that this fear is strong and needs to be properly trained out)
        01-12-2010, 02:47 PM
    Originally Posted by iridehorses    
    Welcome to the forum, Rob. Is this your first horse? How much experience do you have? A problem horse, especially one that rears, is nothing to fool with if you don't have the experience. My suggestion is to get professional help not only for you but particularly for your horse. Handling the horse incorrectly may create more problems and/or get you hurt.
    Yes, this is my first horse, and I have no experience at all. I do have a lot of friends that have horses that are willing to help me though. I wouldn't call Rain a problem horse, but she can be stubborn sometimes, plus she hasn't been ridden in over a year. Other than not letting me get on her there has been no other problems, she doesn't even mind me putting the saddle on her.
        01-12-2010, 02:51 PM
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    I had no idea that you had no experience whatsoever... in that case I will agree strongly with Iride and Kevin, seek professional help. Whether or not she is a problem now, if you are a beginner a stubborn horse can quickly turn into a problem horse from lack of guidance.
        01-13-2010, 04:48 AM
    I agree.
        01-13-2010, 10:17 AM
    She hasn't been rode in a year and she's rearing? I rode a horse that hasn't been rode in 4 years and she was perfectly fine! Anyways, I would also suggest professional help. But if that is just not an option, than ask your friends that have had horses, they should be able to help just fine lol.
        01-14-2010, 02:14 AM
    Yeah I agree!!!!
        01-14-2010, 07:22 AM
    Based on other threads by our new young member, he was asking how to put a saddle on his new horse. I don't believe that his friends are going to be much help if he has to come here for instructions. I hope he will get some professional help before getting hurt or, just as important, hurting his new horse.

    Lack of knowledge may be the real problem here. He may not have any of his tack on properly or fitting properly and that is causing his horse to rear. It's probably a good thing that he can't get on.

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