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post #31 of 43 Old 04-11-2008, 01:07 PM
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Thanks guys! I really appreciate you keeping up with me. :roll:
I am so happy to hear you are keeping him for now and trying to work on things.

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post #32 of 43 Old 04-14-2008, 09:53 AM
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post #33 of 43 Old 04-14-2008, 02:37 PM
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Re: Bad News

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First off, Blu has been horrible with his bits. This week I have tried the tom thumb, dogbone snaffle, and curb bit. I am getting freakeshly frustrated because.....


BLU HAS REALLY BAD MANNERS!!!


During today's ride he bucked a few times and he bolted on me. I borrowed one of Mr. Raban's martingale's and.....



BLU BUCKED AND BROKE IT!!!


So now I am losing patience extremely fast. i just want to shake him and say life isn't all about speed!!! My friend and I jumped a little today. Blu did pretty good on his jumping only he's a stupid speed demon. Another horse can't lop or trot past him without the halfwit having a cow. As you can tell, I am really tired of going through this. I need help. Tomorrow I have to apologize to Mr. Raban because my horse pretty much broke one of his martingales in half. Blu is getting really dangerous. Luckily, I can hang on but what if he does hurt me? I love him to death and I will do anything to get him back to normal but what if this is his normal?

Thanks for the venting...even if you didn't expect it. :roll:

How did you get from here to barrels and trail rides in 4-h???
I'm concerned....

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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post #34 of 43 Old 04-14-2008, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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What do you mean?

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post #35 of 43 Old 04-14-2008, 07:15 PM
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Yay for you keeping Blu!
I'm also very happy you're going to continue working with him.

Ride more, worry less.
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post #36 of 43 Old 04-14-2008, 07:27 PM
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What do you mean?
I thought you were concerned about getting hurt...I'm not trying to cause you grief... I want you to be happy I am just concerned...Might be cause I'm an over protective mom...Just be safe and dont let guilt get you in a situation where you could end up badly hurt...All the LOVE in the world won't keep you safe with a horse with bad manners.......I wish you the very best of luck with blu!

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post #37 of 43 Old 04-16-2008, 12:07 AM
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I would change bits, some horses have a hard mouth and need the heavy duty stuff. I would STRONGLY suggest every time he acts up to get off, lunge, get back on, and if he keeps acting up, lunge again. Just keep doing this until he gets the point to where he will jusy listen or be too tired to contradict. It may take days or weeks, but it will be worth it. If that does not work I would get a trainer.

Always stay humble and kind
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post #38 of 43 Old 04-16-2008, 12:27 AM
 
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i agree with changing the bit idea!
if you want some advice i think we'd all love to help!
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post #39 of 43 Old 04-16-2008, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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tomorrow I'm going to try working with a halter when I ride and see how that goes...

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post #40 of 43 Old 04-16-2008, 12:30 AM
 
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Yay! Sometimes bigger bits create bigger problems. Yay for simplifying things. The cool thing with a halter is that if he goes crazy you can bend him to a stop REALLY TIGHTLY, I'm talking nose to his shoulder, and not worry about pulling on his mouth.
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