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post #21 of 27 Old 09-24-2013, 04:24 PM
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Lucky, you wouldn't have to keep them seperated for any length of time but enough to break up their routine.
As for the level of training and the trainer being a man, it's possible. Respect is key with horses, specifically like yours and mine. They sound very similar and it has taken me a long time to get to this point with my mare. I have a gelding that rides fine with women but not a man, he's got to prove himself first!
As for English and Western, there's not that much difference but if the horse was trained by a 12 time world champion, he's taught him certain queues and the slightest leg pressure in the wrong place makes all the difference. The biggest difference I see between English and Western is the riders legs. English is more straight and Western is bent like sitting in a chair (extreme example but hope you understand).
It may take some time but I'm sure y'all will figure each other out.

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In terms of him being sensitive to specific commands based on his level of training.... I have taken him back to a snaffle.... The trainers suggestion.... And what I know. That has helped. The trainer used a port for higher level performance and I don't even know what that is!! Lol. Will try to get some pointers on the leg cues. See if that helps. Thanks for everyone's input!!
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Soooo...... Just got home from the barn and it was a total disaster. My new horse is crazy and I love him.... Lol. Came straight to me in the field like I was the best thing he had seen all day and then acted a complete fool on the lunge line. It was rodeo time!! Started bucking and about half drug me around the arena. Yayyy me!! Didn't even attempt to ride him... But did plenty of ground work. Won't even speculate what tomorrow will bring.... Lol.
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kind of irritates me that someone would even CONSIDER him appropriate for a child though. Live and learn....
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Another question... And I feel like I'm runningthis into the ground .... So thanks for ur patience. ;) But I'm afraid all of this ground work is going to leave me with a very fit... Hard to handle horse!! Lol. And Lord knows he is fed well. Should I forgo some of the ground work for now and just duke it out under saddle?? Or is the ground work a good way to get the kinks out??
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I firmly believe in groundwork but that's just my opinion.
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Thanks! I just broke down and called his trainer. Sounds like everything that's been going on is to be expected. He basically just said I need to keep everything all business with this gelding. He wasn't alarmed at all that he was bucking today... On the lunge line. His advice was to ignore it and push him harder. He obviously knows this horse very well. I could tell just by talking to him. He said the more you push this horse the better he gets a nd he does not anticipate him doing anything really stupid under saddle. Definitely reassuring. I just need to keep showing him who's boss apparently! Funnnn... ;)
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