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post #31 of 36 Old 01-01-2015, 11:10 PM
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Ok. Thanks for clearing that up.

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post #32 of 36 Old 01-02-2015, 02:25 AM
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No, from what you have written it does not sound like you are cruel to the horse.

However, you should take a moment to evaluate how you interact with him. Does he need these corrections a lot? If so, can you establish why and try to fix the problem or do you just smack him/correct him?

Also, especially for non-horsey people, your attitude comes into play with why people might say you are cruel. If you calmly give the horse a correction and proceed along with your day that is one thing. It's entirely another to get ****ed off, over correct the behavior, and then continue with tight reins or hard hands for the rest of the ride all while cussing and/or yelling at the horse. I will freely admit to loosing my cool with Rio twice and I am very glad that no one was around to see it happen either time. Even though I inflicted no physical pain on him (I don't use whips, spurs, etc) it was not behavior that I am proud of and he didn't deserve my attitude. In reality by me blowing things out of proportion I probably set back our progress but in the heat of the moment I was seeing red and it took me a few minutes to realize I needed to be done for the day.
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post #33 of 36 Old 01-02-2015, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Right! Thank you for clearing this up for me! :)

I do not do it often, so anyone who says I do is wrong. He's that sort of grumpy little pony who puts his ears back when you go near him. >.<

I do praise him when he's good by the way!! (:

I do feel bad in this picture. I know I'm probably hanging onto those reins, but he was being a *female dog* and trying to bolt and buck. The only way I could keep him from doing this and chucking me off was to tighten those reins, and it worked.

The scolding is effective btw.

And no, its a GP saddle and its a Kimberwhick bit. If you haven't heard of it, well... it's his bit. :)

Thanks for being so lovely most of you xx
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post #34 of 36 Old 01-02-2015, 06:17 PM
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that really has to be a three ring elevator. no way can that be a Kimberwhick bit.

pony is very cute, and no doubt sassy.
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post #35 of 36 Old 01-02-2015, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
that really has to be a three ring elevator. no way can that be a Kimberwhick bit.

pony is very cute, and no doubt sassy.
Oops my mistake. :) Thank you.

And yes, he is a little sassy one, but I love him. But he's dying I think, have a look at my latest post for details :(
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post #36 of 36 Old 01-02-2015, 10:22 PM
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Ah, I zoomed in on the picture on my phone and now I can see it! My new laptop has funky picture quality and the other rings blended.

Sorry about what's going on with poor Beano.
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