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post #11 of 20 Old 06-05-2010, 12:53 PM
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My idiot Thoroughbred was six when I got him, and he was a complete basket case. I was scared to death to get on him and I came close to getting rid of him a couple times. But then I found a good trainer and I think it was a mixture of him aging and maturing and me becoming a better rider that made it all work out. He's ten now, and is a lot better behaved. He still throws tantrums now and then and he's still an idiot, but I learned how to deal with it and he doesn't scare me anymore. His "TB moments" are annoying at the most, and I'm happy to tolerate his quirks.

I don't know that your horse will ever be dead broke. Most Thoroughbreds aren't, even with all the training in the world (at least in my experience). But she'll probably mature and become more reasonable with time. It'll also help if you have a good instructor. That way, you'll improve, and you'll be able to handle your horse a lot better. Once you're more confident and know what you're doing, Molly will sense that and be more secure and cooperative with a firm, confident leader.

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post #12 of 20 Old 06-05-2010, 02:13 PM
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Does Molly need more than what i can give?

I'm scared im not being fair on her when i ride my friends horse on the roads and beach all the time.

Cookies if you read that! It just suddenly hit me; Am I a total idiot and being unfair? I love her so much and want whats best for her.
I agree with all the above posters about how you can become more comfortable with riding Molly. I wanted to address your point about it being unfair to her to just ride her at home.

Do you feed her regularly with good food? Do you groom her, keep her feet picked out? Do you get the vet when needed? Do you worm her? Do supply her with fresh water? Do you give her room to run around and get exercise on her own? Do you provide her with a shelter from the elements? Do you just hang out with her sometimes?

Then you are doing just fine by her, even if she never gets to set foot on a beach. Horses need basic care and attention - everything past that is gravy.

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post #13 of 20 Old 06-05-2010, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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(: Thanks guy's, i am thinking about lessons with my friend so it's a bit more fun, too. And im going to ask my older friend who's a ball of confidence to take her out and about for me so i can see how she is.
Thanks for all of the posts, they really make me want to just get out there and have fun!


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post #14 of 20 Old 06-05-2010, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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[QUOTE]Do you feed her regularly with good food? Do you groom her, keep her feet picked out? Do you get the vet when needed? Do you worm her? Do supply her with fresh water? Do you give her room to run around and get exercise on her own? Do you provide her with a shelter from the elements? Do you just hang out with her sometimes?

Then you are doing just fine by her, even if she never gets to set foot on a beach. Horses need basic care and attention - everything past that is gravy.

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and yes! This post especially brings my spirits up! I know that me and what i do with her now is good enough. Thanks, AlmostThere, and everyone else who has posted!

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post #15 of 20 Old 06-05-2010, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Do you feed her regularly with good food? Do you groom her, keep her feet picked out? Do you get the vet when needed? Do you worm her? Do supply her with fresh water? Do you give her room to run around and get exercise on her own? Do you provide her with a shelter from the elements? Do you just hang out with her sometimes?

Then you are doing just fine by her, even if she never gets to set foot on a beach. Horses need basic care and attention - everything past that is gravy.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and yes- Wow! This post lift's my spirits a bit! I know at least im being absolutely fair on Molly! Thanks Almost There and all the others who have posted.

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post #16 of 20 Old 06-05-2010, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Wooops sorry for double post guys!

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post #17 of 20 Old 06-06-2010, 02:09 AM
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Yea, Lessons with me and mark aye beka that should be fun ill get mum to text him and ask if we can arrange a lesson in like two weeks time? sound good to you? and i might be able to sort the bucking bronco of mine out! lol.
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post #18 of 20 Old 06-06-2010, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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Yah! lol ill ask mum and get her to talk to ur mum k

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post #19 of 20 Old 06-06-2010, 04:40 PM
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Ok then, When do you want lessons?
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post #20 of 20 Old 06-06-2010, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Come round today and we'll talk to my mum bout it

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