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post #31 of 33 Old 01-25-2015, 06:52 PM
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Hi guys so sorry to freak you out!!
I meant newbie to the forum... I have been riding for 12 years on plenty of different horses, old, new, well behaved and badly behaved! Both horses have been lunged, had bits in their mouths, have had saddle training just without the weight of a person so they are ready to start saddle training once they settle.
I have a trainer ready to work with the horse, then me with the horse.
Both of these seem like odd choices for someone that wants to meander around on a horse and not compete.
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post #32 of 33 Old 01-25-2015, 07:03 PM
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As someone that works with green horses all the time, it gets tiring, and can get expensive quickly for their owners. You can't really relax with a greenie the way that you can a broke horse. I'm working with a very sweet woman right now who almost gives me a heart attack every time I see her. She has a 7 year old QH who is just now being started under saddle. She thought he was pretty quiet when in reality he had never had any pressure put on him and he was very pushy. Once I actually got him out of my space, he is turning out to be quite reactive. All my client wants to do is trail ride but it is going to be a lot of time before she can safely take him down the trail. She loves him dearly and is slowly learning how to handle him safely and demand that he is respectful, but it would of been much easier to have bought an older trail horse to begin with.
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post #33 of 33 Old 01-25-2015, 07:03 PM
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Eleanor, beautiful horse. LOVE the baroque build. The word that comes to mind is regal. I am jealous!

Enjoy him and I hope it works out for you both.

“You spend your whole life with horses and just about the time you think you have them figured out, a horse comes along that tells you otherwise.” –quote from my very wizened trainer


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