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post #921 of 1323 Old 11-19-2015, 06:16 PM
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Hoofpic, as ever, stop over thinking it...you want to go see her, go, you don't want to go, don't, it IS that simple.

She doesn't need time to think about it, she is a horse, rider gets off, puts her in the paddock, she goes back to thinking about food water and horse things. She is not a person, she does not think like a person, she does not do home work while you are not there.

Haven't read everything but really feet should not be an issue with a broke horse, who has her feet done, just pick them up and clean them job done...should be that easy, if it isn't then please get someone there to give you a hand and show you the best way.

I'm really glad that by BO found the best massage/ chiro person that she could and encourages all her competitive riders to have their horses checked out 3 times a year, and the rest once or twice if possible....

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She is not a person. Keep repeating this to yourself. I think you need a rest as well.
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Hoofpic, as ever, stop over thinking it...you want to go see her, go, you don't want to go, don't, it IS that simple.

She doesn't need time to think about it, she is a horse, rider gets off, puts her in the paddock, she goes back to thinking about food water and horse things. She is not a person, she does not think like a person, she does not do home work while you are not there.

Haven't read everything but really feet should not be an issue with a broke horse, who has her feet done, just pick them up and clean them job done...should be that easy, if it isn't then please get someone there to give you a hand and show you the best way.

I'm really glad that by BO found the best massage/ chiro person that she could and encourages all her competitive riders to have their horses checked out 3 times a year, and the rest once or twice if possible....
Thanks. I know but I just dont want to be having her worked too much. Remember before I was seeing her everyday, haltering her everyday and she wasnt getting any breaks. I'll think about it.
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She is not a person. Keep repeating this to yourself.
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I think you need a rest as well.
Well I got a rest on Monday.

If I stay in tonight, its because to read some more. Really need to get on this new book I got last week "Starting a colt" by Mary12Ponies.
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So if she starts to lift her foot off the ground and starts pawing, do you still want me to grab her hoof even though I didnt give her the que to lift anything? Essentially, she should not be lifting her foot until i ask right?

Cause what was happening last night was, I would get ready to bend over to her leg and she would lift and start to paw even with me standing up or half way bent over. And I did not give any que or ask for her leg to come off the ground just yet.

I decided to not go out tonight, I will tomorrow as I need to read and Whinnie is right, I could use the rest, Im really exchausted today.
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Oh my. You are making picking up a hoof so very confusing. My head hurts and I want to paw the ground.
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Oh my. You are making picking up a hoof so very confusing. My head hurts and I want to paw the ground.
Sorry dont mean to. I just want to be sure im doing the right thing when teaching her.
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post #928 of 1323 Old 11-20-2015, 02:22 AM
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This is all so complicated ...

Pick up the foot the way you normally clean it and if she does it calmly give her a pat and say good girl. If you know she's going to paw grab the foot before she paws hold it for a second until she relaxes put it down.

Do it once for each foot ending on a good note.
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post #929 of 1323 Old 11-20-2015, 09:17 AM
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Thanks. I know but I just dont want to be having her worked too much. Remember before I was seeing her everyday, haltering her everyday and she wasnt getting any breaks. I'll think about it.
You have to remember back to that time...you were a lot less confident and you had a lot of conflicting knowledge on what you should be working on. You were changing things daily. Your mare knew that then. It's hard on a horse when they are "in training" and don't have consistency.

In the past, my mare has gone from sitting in the pasture to being "worked" 6 days a week. On day 7 she still had to stand there for me to hang all over her. She made it clear to me when she needed a break. I never had to wonder, "should she take the day off, maybe she's tired, maybe she's sore, maybe her head isn't in it today." I KNEW within 3 minutes of seeing her what she was going to be like that day and I made the call to work or not based on that. I will add because you tend to put a lot of emphasis on your mare's age, my mare was a 4 year old at the time, then a 5 year old, then a 6 year old...and I always had the same result with her.
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post #930 of 1323 Old 11-20-2015, 09:34 AM
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So if she starts to lift her foot off the ground and starts pawing, do you still want me to grab her hoof even though I didnt give her the que to lift anything? Essentially, she should not be lifting her foot until i ask right?

Cause what was happening last night was, I would get ready to bend over to her leg and she would lift and start to paw even with me standing up or half way bent over. And I did not give any que or ask for her leg to come off the ground just yet.

I decided to not go out tonight, I will tomorrow as I need to read and Whinnie is right, I could use the rest, Im really exchausted today.
You asked this same question several times and have gotten the same responses from several posters.
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