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post #1 of 8 Old 02-14-2015, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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The new riders first horse.

I am new to horse ownership and I had no idea what I was getting into. I have to say I got very, very lucky. My horse is the total perfect fit for me and I just love him to pieces. That being said, I didn't always feel that way. I thought I had made a terrible mistake at first. That is until I had a professional trainer come out and help me. My mean, nasty horse changed almost overnight. Yes, I had to spend many hours with him. Working with him and gaining his respect. My whole point is, if you get the right horse for you, it is the most rewarding experience ever. So if after you think you have the wrong horse, tried everything possible and worked with a trainer and the horse still isn't clicking with you, Don't be afraid to move on and get the horse that fits you. The horse and you both deserve the right fit.
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-14-2015, 09:20 PM
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I totally agree, outside help is sometimes needed but the right horse is the place to start. Ive been through a few horses, and only had one i thought was the one. Im now on miniatures and its fine with them cause theyre so tiny i have no confidence issues with them lol
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post #3 of 8 Old 02-14-2015, 09:56 PM
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I agree. Although I definitely think first time horse owners should be well educated and experienced first (no offense). The right horse makes all the difference, experienced or not.
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-14-2015, 11:34 PM
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I applaud you for getting a trainer to help you.

It's good to have experience before getting your 1st horse. It don't always work like that for so many of us, myself included. I too got my 1st horse that was green while I was a green rider. I bought my appy from my trainer/riding instructor who thought we would be good for each other and learn a lot together. He need a lot of long rides and concentrated training. I didn't have the knowledge to do all that, but my trainer was there for me when I needed her. She worked with my horse, on the ground and in the saddle. She helped me understand feel and timing when working with him. She taught us a lot, but still he was spooky an reactive, but he never reared with me on his back. He did a couple of times on the ground.

I was watching some Clinton Anderson dvd on youtube and RFDTV. He kept talking about horses having holes in their training and getting your horse to respect you as their leader. I had read the same thing from many here on the horse forum, but didn't know what steps to take to get where I needed to be.

I got the fundamental kit and started from the beginning retraining my horse. He's now one of the calmest horses I have. I've been riding a little over 2 years and have 3 horses. Since I acquired some of the knowledge I needed to really move their feet and get them listening to me, I have no doubt that Vegas, the stubborn appy, is my heart horse. I just had to learn how to bring out the best that was within him. I have only scratched the surface, I still have a long way to go.

You know what? My trainer was right Vegas and I is good for each other. Because of him and his reactive nature, I did my homework and we learned a lot. I do most of my reading right here on the horse forum. I do all of my research for any problem that may arise here and I always find the answer. Then I go back to the fundamentals to make sure I know how to apply them.

Good luck and have fun with your horse.
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-14-2015, 11:56 PM
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believe me that is the case with a lot of horses they have to get to know you before they click I work at a barn that get in some whack ado and they work with me but they own not so much
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post #6 of 8 Old 02-15-2015, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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I agree. Although I definitely think first time horse owners should be well educated and experienced first (no offense). The right horse makes all the difference, experienced or not.
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I definitely was not prepared. My horse was in a (I don't want to say a bad situation but not cared for the way he needed) They didn't have time for him. So he came to my house before I planned on really having horses. I wanted a horse but had never actively looked for one. He kind of fell into my lap. I just rolled with it and am glad I did.
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I agree. Although I definitely think first time horse owners should be well educated and experienced first (no offense). The right horse makes all the difference, experienced or not.
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A point well made. I have seen too many situations where the first horse is too much for the owners experience. Maybe in a year or two with more experience the horse would be fine but not now. Leasing a horse can be a good option for beginner and intermediate riders
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post #8 of 8 Old 02-15-2015, 08:20 PM
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believe me that is the case with a lot of horses they have to get to know you before they click I work at a barn that get in some whack ado and they work with me but they own not so much
Hah ! That has happened to me so many times and the owner gives you the look that they can't believe what they're seeing. You're obviously doing something right so keep it up
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