Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
Well, that is no trainer! Just a few things I'm not definite on, not having been there
I don't know how your daughter corrected the horse with the bridle, when his attention wandered. If she jerked on the bit, then that is not okay. If she just pulled that head towards her, that is okay
Now the un saddling. First, with me that horse would either be tied solid or ground tied (I ride western, so split reins ) I have no use for cross ties!
If I tie the horse, I take bridle off first. If I just ground tie, then I take saddle off, groom horse and turn him back out, using bridle to lead, unless I was going to tie him up for awhile, in which case I would put a halter on
No, a broke horse does not need to see a saddle, smell it and be treated with kit gloves! That is the way I might saddle a colt for the first time or two, but after that, I would treat him like a broke horse, just throwing that saddle up there, letting the stirrups bump him
I've heard of some green owners kissing , but never a professional!