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post #1 of 41 Old 04-21-2015, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Help my bro?

Okay, so here is the story. My dad works with this guy that is losing his house. He has a horse and if the horse is still there when the house is auctioned off, the horse will be auctioned as well. So, we took him in. He is 11, cute as can be, but...not trained!! He can lead and groom. That's it. He isn't dangerous, just doesn't know anything. Getting him into the trailer was hard. getting him out was good. But...my brother has decided he wants to train him. He has done things with horses before, but not as much as I have. He is 15. He has no fear. Gets bucked off and laughs about it. So, he could do it but what I am asking is what is a list of things for him to do and in what order? I mean things he needs to do before doing something else or riding, so what order do you do things with a only halter broke horse? Sorry if that is confusing! Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 41 Old 04-21-2015, 04:10 PM
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Since you have no experience really training a horse, your best option is to send him to a trainer. Your brother won't be laughing when he breaks bones.

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post #3 of 41 Old 04-21-2015, 04:15 PM
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I would find a trainer near you and ask for help.
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Get a trainer and get the horse at LEAST greenbroke. Trust me, my brother will hop on anything and everything, the difference between him and your brother is that he has years of horse experience and it takes a lot to throw him. He also has limited training experience.

A trainer will get the horse safer, actually train it, and maybe train your brother. In the mean time let him ride your other horses that need worked.

Let me say one more time: GET A TRAINER.
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post #5 of 41 Old 04-21-2015, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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It's not really my choice. He can ride the others whenever he wants. But...he wants to train his own horse. :/
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The best way to train your own horse with little experience is to learn with a trainer. I am 17 and I am learning with a trainer after having many lessons - even though I alreay knew a lot about horses before taking lessons.
Even if he thinks he knows enough, he really doesn't. Either send it to a trainer to start, or work with a trainer so you can train yourself, but with the professional guidance of a trainer who knows what to do in most situations and knows 20 times more than you do.
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post #7 of 41 Old 04-21-2015, 04:24 PM
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There is no such thing as a free horse. Get a trainer and start with ground manners. Don't even try to ride, as he will learn bad things as easily as he learns the good (like successfully bucking a rider off).
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post #8 of 41 Old 04-21-2015, 04:26 PM
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It's not really my choice. He can ride the others whenever he wants. But...he wants to train his own horse. :/
Then he should apprentice under a professional trainer instead of attempting something that'll get him killed or seriously injured.
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I have been taking lessons to learn how to train better and ride english. My brother wants to do it all on his own. He won't even let me do anything beyond occasional suggestions. I asked him if I could help and it was an overwhelming no. My parents are happy that he is showing an interest in horses and so they want to let him do it on his own as well.
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post #10 of 41 Old 04-21-2015, 04:28 PM
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Then you go up to your parents and say, "This horse is untrained. It'd be better if he worked alongside a professional trainer, or else he could get seriously injured or killed, and the horse could become worse."
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