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post #1 of 4 Old 09-30-2008, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Starting Again - I'm Back :D

Hey [:

Most of you probably don't remember me because I didn't really post much, and when I did it was about my dilemma on selling my horse. Anyway, for those of you who decided to read this, I rode for seven + years before selling my horse. I was too busy, too tired, etc. In reality, he was a little too nuts for me. A green-broke horse and no time does not equal positive results.

However, as my best friend lives at the farm I rode at, I'm there a lot. And I've been roped in to joining their drill team for the past month, so I'm riding more than I thought I would be. In this time I have realized that I can't give riding up. I have practice today and I am shaking with excitement because I just love riding.

One of the boarders has a green-broke four or five year old that I am in love with. She's kind of afraid of everything, and no one rides her much. My friend is asking her owner if I can start exercising her soon. Because I messed up royally with my green horse (well, I didn't really as everyone says, but it was a person failure for me), what's the best way to start the mare, if it ends up happening? I was figuring a lot of groundwork and then the basics. She knows them, and she's a pleasure to ride, but she's so spooky, haha.

Thoughts? Sorry this was crazy long.

*haha, I read this and it makes me sound like I don't know what I'm doing. I think I'm just looking for like, confidence or something? Gah, I ramble.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-30-2008, 05:22 PM
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Welcome back!

It sounds like you are heading down the same path as before. Is it possible to start with a confidence builder first?

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

It's not always what you say but what they hear.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-30-2008, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Hmm, I don't know how to take your response xP

For once thing, I have more time now. And I'm a lot more confident - I'm just kind of lame and self-doubt-y sometimes. And I totally know what I'm doing now. I think I did before too, I just didn't know or want to do it.

I think what I want to know is how to start/ride a horse that isn't mine. I should have worded that better, maybe.

edit* Didn't see the rest of your post. That's kinda what this past month has been. I've ridden several horses all at varying levels of experience, and I feel like I know what I'm doing. Especially doing drill team, because it's so demanding and challenging. Also, the horse I will potentially/hopefully work with is not malicious. My old guy was legitimately an ******* - I love him to pieces and a really good friend of mine owns him now and boards him at the same barn, but he's your typical guy, with a little more spite than I like/am comfortable with.
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-10-2008, 11:35 AM
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I would give er a shot, but try to work closely with someone who has lots of experience with greenies!
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