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post #31 of 48 Old 07-06-2010, 07:51 AM
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Im sorry but I think you are being way too judgemental!
Just because she is learning, does NOT mean she is going to ruin a horse!
Leave the girl alone and let her learn, you only learn by doing things, no amount of reading is going to replace doing things "hands on".
I see no problem with a beginner getting a nice old schoolmaster to learn from. Im sure they will learn how to feed correctly and how to know when theres something wrong, before they purchase an animal. If she is your friend, then offer useful advice on how to do things instead of saying she shouldnt have a horse.
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post #32 of 48 Old 07-06-2010, 01:06 PM
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errr i really dont think you are the ideal person to help a novice rider choose a horse....! Also if you got a horse before you were ready why cant she? Sure its ideal to be able to act competently around horses but many people dont she will learn as she goes along. Also she has probably watched you refuse help from every direction before it got to late so why shouldnt she?? She si doing EXACTLY as you did but now you dont approve?

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post #33 of 48 Old 07-06-2010, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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I WAS ready for a horse. Just not the horse I have now. Who I am working happily with BUT it took ALOT trainers, instructors, falls, ect. The falls,ect knocked alot of confidence and riding ability out of me. It also effected the way my horse worked. I completley agree that I screwed up but from the start I had the recorces working with him. But it was so hard for me to cope with at only the age of 12 and trust me I'm not mentally weak or anything. I just expressed my concerns because I didn't want a friend getting hurt nor do I want in the process. I didn't ruin my horse.. He never got worse, the whole time he WAS improving.. Just not to a satifactory degree that made him safe until I had us both working with a trainer.
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post #34 of 48 Old 07-06-2010, 02:17 PM
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I didn't ruin my horse.. He never got worse, the whole time he WAS improving.. Just not to a satifactory degree that made him safe until I had us both working with a trainer.
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You didn't ruin your horse; what makes you so sure she will? I'd say most of us have gone through hard times with our first horse, and the smart ones learned from their mistakes, just as you did. Some of us had to move on, a lot of us still have that same horse. A horse with at least decent training is VERY hard to ruin to the point of no return.
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post #35 of 48 Old 07-06-2010, 02:56 PM
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I do think /everyone/ is being too judgemental. I think Chinga is only meaning to look out for a friend who may be hurt or injured. You guys don't know the situation, how experienced or inexperienced this friend is. If Chinga is the one who has seen how she is around horses, how is anyone here to say that she can or cannot handle it?
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post #36 of 48 Old 07-06-2010, 02:59 PM
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Drybones, Chinga has a rather shaky history here, and that's all I'm going to say.

If you want to know more, just research her past threads.

Suffice it to say she has no leg to stand on concerning criticizing someone else's ability or lack thereof concerning horses.
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post #37 of 48 Old 07-06-2010, 03:03 PM
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I can understand that by the tone of the posts, however she was able to overcome this, wasn't she?
I don't think she's criticizing, I really don't. I think she's just trying to ask the equine world about their opinons on the matter, not to get slammed down for looking out for her friend.


That's all I have to say on the matter, because I finds threads such as these distasteful.
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post #38 of 48 Old 07-06-2010, 03:06 PM
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however she was able to overcome this, wasn't she?
Not everyone agrees with that assessment.
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post #39 of 48 Old 07-06-2010, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Not everyone agrees with that assessment.
Have you actually seen my horse lately? His amazing, you could do cart-wheels off his bum (Not that I'm planing to). I am NOT being mean,rude,ect I am just trying to look out for a friend and posted on here to find the RIGHT way too do it.

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post #40 of 48 Old 07-06-2010, 09:35 PM
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In my opinion, if you are honestly trying to help, you need to know that what you are saying does sound judgemental (even if you don't mean it to). I can understand that if a person is abusing, neglecting or causing suffering to a horse it is our responsibility to speak up, but you don't have a right to say that because they are a beginner they shouldn't get one. Everyone has a first horse. If your horse has had previous aggressive behavior, she may be affraid of him/her.

As far as age goes, we all know that green + green = black and blue. I can personally vouch for that statement!! But age is just a number you can get a 20 year old that is hotter than hades and a 4 year old that is dead broke. They may buy her a well trained horse that is steady as a rock, and not experience the problems that you came across. And as someone else said, her parents will be responsible for the care and maintenance as well as her. Never know what their experience with horses are. They may have grown up on a horse farm or something.

Someone else said that affording a horse is not the same as affording lessons, I agree. And it is not your place, no matter what your intentions are, to say what someone can or cannot afford not to mention you have know idea what their financial situation is. It is very rude and you sound very catty. And as someone else also said, if your friend knew you were saying that she would be VERY mad and probably embarrassed.
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