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post #11 of 23 Old 06-13-2013, 09:15 PM
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one thing i learnt yesterday with new instructor was to not get angry at him, as he doesnt know, he is not out to purposly annoy me, he just doesnt know, and she said for me to ask myself "what am i not asking and how am asking" am i asking him correctly or am i confusing him.

she also said..if i dont know what im doing, miover is not gunna know what to do.

she also said..instead of getting on him and wondering what im gunna be doing, but rather have it already planned and go straight away into my plan
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post #12 of 23 Old 06-13-2013, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Definatley, I always plan it in my mind before I go do it, even if I just stand there and figure it out while I'm on her.
And I don't ask her anything I don't know how to do. I've stuck to things I could get the concept of from reading/watching videos. Everything else.. well, I guess I'll just have to wait until I'm older.
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post #13 of 23 Old 06-13-2013, 09:36 PM
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do you have horsey friends? or anyone like a barn u can work off lessons?
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post #14 of 23 Old 06-14-2013, 04:09 AM
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Another thing is to remember they change shape as they get fitter too. A saddle that fit perfectly may be out of kilter now.

When did you last get a dentist out?
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post #15 of 23 Old 06-14-2013, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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TB: I have one, but we are about at the same level of knowledge now.
No barns that I can work anything off at around here. There are some further away but my dad seriously hates bringing the horses anywhere, I've asked and he said no way.

Prinella: I check her saddle often, just to make sure. I did yesterday actually.
And she isn't due for the dentist for a while, but my other horse is. When I take her in today/tomorrow I'll have them check her anyway..
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post #16 of 23 Old 06-14-2013, 08:13 PM
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I wonder if she has decided that she doesn't like the kind of bit that you are using. I don't think you mentioned what type it was. Can you tell us?

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I am using a Half Spoon Single jointed snaffle, and sometimes just a halter depending on what we are doing. I went through a couple of bits until I found this one and she worked really really well with it. No issues or anything that I'm aware of, she usually chews and messes with her bits if she doesn't like it, and that doesn't happen with this bit.
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Do you ever ride her outside the arena? Maybe she is just getting arena sour? If you can get her out for a trail/road ride she may just relax and love it and put her in a new state of mind...if she is able to do that. How about doing something other than jumping...set up a couple of barrels/poles and try something different with her. You may find she may love it....just suggestions...I don't know your horse but just some thoughts.
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Do you ever ride her outside the arena? Maybe she is just getting arena sour? If you can get her out for a trail/road ride she may just relax and love it and put her in a new state of mind...if she is able to do that. How about doing something other than jumping...set up a couple of barrels/poles and try something different with her. You may find she may love it....just suggestions...I don't know your horse but just some thoughts.
We do all those things! :b She's actually only been in an arena maybe four or five times. She gets very bored in them unless we are doing something exciting (like poles!). We've traveled up to 20 miles from home and she nearly always wants to keep going.

Today I went out and for the first time in a while she nickered and trotted up to greet me. I didn't take her out, just fed and groomed her in the stall. She stayed for a while on her own so that was enough for me.
I am thinking about selling my saddle so I can buy a cart, she used to be driven and I've always wanted to try it. So I'm thinking there is a possibility that she enjoys that type of work better. We'll see, I ride bareback more than in a saddle anyway.
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post #20 of 23 Old 06-15-2013, 12:27 AM
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Do you ever get her and not ride/work? Do you jump every time or most of the time you get her? How often do you get her?

Maybe she was just off. You know those days when you just don't feel right.
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