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Can I have some of the basics for ground training, ridden work, jumping training and gymnastic for the horse. I'm new to horses and id like some pointers on how to do these and do them properly. To eventually compete in dressage and jumping. i ride western right now though.
 

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that is much too general of a request. look at some of the threads here to see info on groundwork, or jumping. your question is as if you want folks to write a book for you, not having any idea where you stand in your skill level. sorry, I don't mean to come off as cranky, but if you have a specific question, or wish a critique of your riding or handling skills from photos or video, you will get much more helpful information.

most helpful, of course, will be to get lessons. but, I guess you already know that.
 

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It's not something that we can help you with in one post or even many posts. A lot of training depends on what you and your horse are doing and how. Exercises that might be good for my horse may not be helpful for yours.

The very best thing to do is to work with a trainer. A trainer can guide you in the right direction and see things that we obviously can't see.
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I am a novice rider with a little bit trained horse in western. I have had several people say that dressage/ jumping would help me and my horse. Also I photos in my album. I hust don't know anything about that type of stuff. I have poles and that I just want to start him right but I don't know how. Also I don't make enough to get lessons. I already clean stalls every Saturday to help get a job.
 

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I am a novice rider with a little bit trained horse in western. I have had several people say that dressage/ jumping would help me and my horse. Also I photos in my album. I hust don't know anything about that type of stuff. I have poles and that I just want to start him right but I don't know how. Also I don't make enough to get lessons. I already clean stalls every Saturday to help get a job.

I get that. What I meant was that a trainer will be there to see what your horse is doing. Not if he's going Western, I mean what he's doing in if he's moving forward correctly, if he's straight, if he's dropping his shoulder, or is tense, etc. We can't tell you how to feel that. A trainer will be able to see if you are going straight, if your posture is correct, if your hands are too heavy, etc. We can't tell you how to feel if you're correctly positioned.

Jumping is something you shouldn't be doing without the riding skill and knowledge, or a trainer's knowledge. It can escalate into dangerous behavior and can also cause a lot of dangerous/bad habits in both you and your horse.

Dressage is also something we can't explain. A lot of it is theory-based. For example, an exercise that helps with relaxation for my horse, will probably be completely incorrect for your horse. There's entirely too many possibilities for us to be able to tell you what to do.

It's not that we don't want to help to. We'd love to be able to help you. The help you need is just not something that can be given in written posts.
 

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ok got it do you know any websites that show correct riding skills and differnt ways to do things? such as postioning, what the gait are likly to look like ank advice on how to make a horse better at things.
 

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Tenkides-I am going to be blunt. Please do not think I am being rude. From some of your recent posts it is obvious that you have very little knowledge. You cannot learn to ride, fit a saddle, etc over the internet. You need an actual person there who can see what you are doing, how the horse reacts, and help you get it right. You can look at all the videos you want, and try to mimic it, but a slight difference in your position, etc can mean a totally different response. PLEASE find a real live person to help you before you or your horse gets hurt. COme here to let us know how you are doing, keep us updated, but there is NO replacement for a real live person.
 

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Find a trainer or a very knowledgeable horse person. Go and volunteer to work for them and with them for nothing. Shovel stalls, saddle horses for them, help them do anything they ask you to do. Keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth shut. Do not ask a lot of questions at first. If you work around horses and a good horseman for a while, you will learn more than you can learn doing lessons for years.

You could go volunteer at a rescue, but the ones I have seen have a lot of people there that do not know much or any more than you know. A trainer or a really knowledgeable horse person would be your best bet.

Right now, you do not know what you do not know. You do not even know what kind of questions to ask. Thousands of books and videos are out there, but, until a person has more background and hands-on experience than you have, you do not even know where to start.

Good luck.

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Great post Cherie, as usual. Soak it up like a sponge, OP. A quiet sponge. ;-)
 

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I am a novice rider with a little bit trained horse in western. I have had several people say that dressage/ jumping would help me and my horse. Also I photos in my album. I hust don't know anything about that type of stuff. I have poles and that I just want to start him right but I don't know how. Also I don't make enough to get lessons. I already clean stalls every Saturday to help get a job.
I think you may have misunderstood what people meant when they said dressage would help you and your horse. I believe what they meant was that dressage lessons would help you and your horse. Dressage isn't something that you can teach yourself, and if you try then you will likely do more damage than good. Dressage is all about learning how to carry yourself correctly and cue correctly and, in turn, teaching your horse to carry themselves and respond to your cues correctly. Without someone working hands-on with you, you'll never know what you're doing right or wrong.
 
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