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post #1 of 6 Old 08-31-2013, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Horse is in training for a month... What to do..

Well, i sent my 8 year old (recently gelded) horse to get proper training. I just got him about a month back and until then he was used as a stud and a somewhat riding horse. (The old owner puppy dogged him) aand so now i have to wait until the end of september until i can ride him. I can still go and do whatnot with him, like lunging and grooming etc. What are some other things i can do with him? I cant walk him outside, as he is EXTREMELY (almost dangerously) spooky. And we are also working on that with him. So wed have to stick with the arena. Ive run out of ideas lol.
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-31-2013, 10:43 AM
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Go watch him be ridden! That's what I liked to do. But, I normally rode my horses in training or took lessons on them in the process too.
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #3 of 6 Old 08-31-2013, 10:53 AM
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Will the trainer allow you to watch/participate in the training? I did that in the spring with my two youngsters and it was very educational. It also helps to learn the trainer's methods, etc. so you don't totally confuse the horse when you get it home by doing things differently. My trainer was awesome and allowed (even encouraged) me to take part, so they learned to listen to me, not just her. It also helped me with continuing their training afterwards.
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I can watch, but i dont think i can ride him in the process, but after training, i will be taking lessons by the trainer.
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I'd discuss with the trainer what they think would be best for you to do. There may be certain exercises that you can do that would aid in the program that the trainer is already working with him.
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Go watch the sessions. My trainer would schedule the training with mine around dinner times and I would go down every time. After he got Mocha going on the ground well and in saddle, I would work with mocha with the ground work with the trainer there giving me points and instruction, and then he would do the saddle work. After awhile I would ride a bit after he had done the training session with Mocha and then because they had a trail riding program out of their barn, I would go out on the trail rides that were scheduled as much as I could. You need to be there and be involved as much as you can, but I was careful to do things just like the trainer was and respond just like he would. I learned the 3 R's training method and love it now.
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