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post #1 of 7 Old 08-19-2017, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm new to this. I've owned my horse for 2 years now but have only ridden him 10 times because my parents wouldn't let me??(they were afraid something bad would happen)I'm 15 and finally they let me ride him?I was wondering if y'all could share some tips with me. He moves a lot when I try to get on him and doesn't really listen to me, which I understand cuz he hasn't been ridden in forever. I was also wondering if y'all knew what this was and where it's supposed to go, it's from a mexican tack.
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-19-2017, 09:18 PM
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Welcome!!

The only advise I could give yoy is to talk to your parents about riding lessons so they will feel more comfortable with you riding and for you to feel more comfortable being able to effectively communicate with your horse! At 15, if you have the desire you are plenty old enough to learn.

Good luck!!

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-19-2017, 09:28 PM
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Yes, riding lessons on your horse are your best bet. Do you wear a helmet? If not, get one, it will make your parents feel better! Is there someone who can help guide you as you learn more about riding and horsemanship? Someone in your family, or a friend even?

It sounds like your horse also needs a refresher course from a trainer. Ideally, one that can help teach you at the same time.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-19-2017, 10:13 PM
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I agree with above mentioned. What you posted looks like spur straps to me

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-19-2017, 11:05 PM
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Get someone who can teach you how to teach your horse things by explaining general training principles to you and guiding you through exercises step-by-step. I'm hoping you used the past two years (at least) to become a solid rider on a lesson horsie?
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-20-2017, 02:54 AM
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Agree on getting help, and yes, those are spur straps
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-20-2017, 03:06 AM
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I thought those were either spur straps, or weird slobber straps.

I agree, get some lessons. There is so much to riding that you really need someone to physically SHOW you.
I do wish you the very best on your 'new' horse.
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