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post #11 of 15 Old 07-08-2013, 08:51 AM
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You did fine. You were just surprised at the response that you got. I hope that you will not let people tell you otherwise. You did good.

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post #13 of 15 Old 08-04-2013, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by goop911 View Post
I wasn't saying it was the horses fault I was asking if the horse himself read the way my touch was (I hadn't ridden him like at all) because all horses are different with that so I was asking did he read it wrong or did my instructor (or me) mess up.
Fair enough; however, my saying that it's never the horse's fault is a truism which is necessary for anyone involved with horses to absorb. Long-time horsepeople have forgotten this truism in the heat of a difficult moment, & you're a newbie, thus all the more appropriate for you to imbibe it.
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post #14 of 15 Old 08-04-2013, 03:00 PM
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Haha - I bet you were surprised...

Most horses are trained to move to a trot with just a very gentle nudge accompanied by clucking and shifting your weight forward a bit - sometimes only by clucking. Some train them so that they will move into a trot merely by voice command. I train mine to respond to body movement - a gentle pelvic thrust forward and they move into a trot.

This is what he thought you wanted...

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Seek him here, seek him on the highway
Never knowing when hell appear
All await, engines ticking over
Hear the roar as they sense the fear

Wheels! a glint of steel and a flash of light!
Screams! from a streak of fire as he strikes!

Hell bent, hell bent for leather
Hell bent, hell bent for leather

Black as night, faster than a shadow
Crimson flare from a raging sun
An exhibition, of sheer precision
Yet no one knows from where he comes

Fools! self destruct cannot take that crown
Dreams! crash one by one to the ground

Hell bent, hell bent for leather
Hell bent, hell bent for leather

There's many who tried to prove that they're faster
But they didn't last and they died as they tried

There's many who tried to prove that they're faster
But they didn't last and they died as they tried

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Hell bent, hell bent for leather
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post #15 of 15 Old 08-04-2013, 05:47 PM
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Is it correct to assume your instructor volunteered the information about the horse being sensitive to leg aids after it happened?

You did what your were told to do, put both legs behind the girth and squeeze. To that affect, you did what you were told. However doing that on a sensitive horse tells the horse only one thing, GO. Technically you both did what was asked of you. Get a better instructor or teach this one how to communicate.
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