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post #21 of 61 Old 05-08-2013, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Strange; it works ok for me. OK, here's the URL. See if copypasting it works for you?

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post #22 of 61 Old 05-08-2013, 11:20 PM
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It might help if you posted a recent video. In this one, the horse was responding to the handler with the longe line and whip rather than to you.

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post #23 of 61 Old 05-08-2013, 11:20 PM
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Oh, you're just new.

One of the biggest lessons you'll ever learn about horseback riding is that the horse is only as good as its rider. Horses aren't "*******s" (unless they have a genetic disposition to be), they simply are reacting to what they can get away with from a person. You'll get much further in the horse world if you stop calling your horse names and start asking yourself "what am I doing wrong now that I cannot communicate with my horse".

I get we all get frustrated with horses sometimes, but just this week I was getting nowhere being insistent that it was my yearling's fault that she didn't want to clip. Turns out I was being so egomaniacal that I didn't see how frequently she tilts away her poll and tightens her jaw, even in incremental amounts. Turns out by softening her head changes her entire attitude about what I'm doing. Does that make her a jerk? Absolutely not. She was trying to tell me something the whole time but I wouldn't listen because my pride got in the way.

Keep working with your trainer to help guide you through these ups and downs. Soon you will start seeing them and working them out for yourself and that's when the magic happens.


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post #24 of 61 Old 05-08-2013, 11:22 PM
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He sure is beautiful :) It works if you c&p into notepad.. then c&p that into a new window.

I know we aren't supposed to critique this video but that person on the ground is not lunging correctly. Is this how they always lunge you? if so that could be why there are issues even while on the lungeline....

And there are a few things you're doing as a rider that aren't helping him out either....

I think it's a mixture of him being confused and then him just flat out not wanting to listen.

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post #25 of 61 Old 05-08-2013, 11:23 PM
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Right. Don't get mad with him. He is confused. As you start to give correct signals, you will get better response.

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post #26 of 61 Old 05-08-2013, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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It might help if you posted a recent video. In this one, the horse was responding to the handler with the longe line and whip rather than to you.
I don't have any video footage of me riding that is any more recent than that. I'll see if I can film some, but it might be a good few days before I have the opportunity to do so. I'll post it here when I get it.
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post #27 of 61 Old 05-08-2013, 11:26 PM
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You need to gain confidence at the walk first. Then go to the trot. Canter should only be asked for when you have the trot down nicely. There is a huge learning curve.

You will get it if you keep working at it.

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post #29 of 61 Old 05-08-2013, 11:30 PM
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Also he needs to work on his lunging manners. Turning in is a HUGE no no.. as you can see here. He keeps trying to turn in to "end" the session. He's trying to regain control... that's not good.

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post #30 of 61 Old 05-08-2013, 11:31 PM
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I just want to say good on you for trying to get help and having a willing attitude to learn and correct what may need to be. You're headed in the right direction!
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