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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Gamora. » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:35 am

      Three more days. Three more days with my beautiful girl before I have to say goodbye to her and the one passion that kept me going.

      I'm not sure what I'm going to do without riding in my life. The closer I get to the end of the month, the sadder I'm becoming. I didn't think it would hit me this hard.














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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Mounted Bareback » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:36 am

Oh my gosh I’m sorry sorry 😢 I don’t think I could live if my horse got taken away
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby NeverLand. » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:38 am

i havent rid in a while..
2 years to be exact!
im starting up again later this year, after the netball seasons over.
i cant wait for netball to be over!! :)
And cant wait to hop into the saddle once again
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Maplefire309 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:05 am

Huggles wrote:
Maplefire309 wrote:I've recently started volunteering at a horse farm with my friend, plus I'm a beginner rider. I've been to the horse farm probably at least 3 or 4 times, and one of the horses there I really like to ride. The problem is, he's really stubborn, even after I used a crop on him lightly. He's not owned by anyone, so I think the best option would be for me to work with him, and possibly own him once I'm more experienced, the farm owners even suggested owning him. Does anyone know any good training methods? (Also, I think my friend said he was an Appy but she's not sure, he's also blind in his right eye and a smaller horse.) I'll add a picture of him once I can take one.

If hes at the barn, hes owned by somebody. If youre a beginner rider, dont try and train a horse. First get some guidance, take some lessons, ask if you can help with him. Ask if it would be okay to work with him on the side and get him into good shape. Training depends on the horse, and somebody there should be able to help you. Ask about possibly leasing him if you really enjoy this horse, its like owning but way less responsibility.
Be sure its okay to work with him, but I will say this. Start from the basics, get on the ground with him, make him listen when lunging. Get him to first move his feet on the ground. Its fine to swing a rope or a whip at him, only hit him on his ankles if absolutely necessary, for most horses, you just need to swing or hit the ground. When he becomes good on the ground to cues, this could be a while, get on him, soften him up with some flexes, make sure hes listening to you. When you ask him to move forward, there is no need to be kicking them hard, its going to desensitize him. Squeeze his sides and give a cue to go forward, if he doesnt, dont squeeze harder, tap him with your reins or a crop. If he still doesnt move forward, repeat this.
A lot of times horses arent actually stubborn, but rather desensitized or numb to cues because people over cue. If its a younger horse, probably a case of stubbornness.
Again though, this is something you have to talk with people at the barn with first. Dont just go working a random horse without permission or help!
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Thank you! The info was really helpful, I'm definitely not owning him tomorrow or anything, maybe only after a year. He just likes to follow other horses a lot, to the point were he gets almost kicked. I'll probably consider leasing like you said once I'm more experienced, the farm does have a leasing option. And I'll make sure to tell the owners, because they look after him. He just was donated, and no one's owned him besides the general farm owners.
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Luzien » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:30 am

Huggles wrote:
Maplefire309 wrote:I've recently started volunteering at a horse farm with my friend, plus I'm a beginner rider. I've been to the horse farm probably at least 3 or 4 times, and one of the horses there I really like to ride. The problem is, he's really stubborn, even after I used a crop on him lightly. He's not owned by anyone, so I think the best option would be for me to work with him, and possibly own him once I'm more experienced, the farm owners even suggested owning him. Does anyone know any good training methods? (Also, I think my friend said he was an Appy but she's not sure, he's also blind in his right eye and a smaller horse.) I'll add a picture of him once I can take one.

If hes at the barn, hes owned by somebody. If youre a beginner rider, dont try and train a horse. First get some guidance, take some lessons, ask if you can help with him. Ask if it would be okay to work with him on the side and get him into good shape. Training depends on the horse, and somebody there should be able to help you. Ask about possibly leasing him if you really enjoy this horse, its like owning but way less responsibility.
Be sure its okay to work with him, but I will say this. Start from the basics, get on the ground with him, make him listen when lunging. Get him to first move his feet on the ground. Its fine to swing a rope or a whip at him, only hit him on his ankles if absolutely necessary, for most horses, you just need to swing or hit the ground. When he becomes good on the ground to cues, this could be a while, get on him, soften him up with some flexes, make sure hes listening to you. When you ask him to move forward, there is no need to be kicking them hard, its going to desensitize him. Squeeze his sides and give a cue to go forward, if he doesnt, dont squeeze harder, tap him with your reins or a crop. If he still doesnt move forward, repeat this.
A lot of times horses arent actually stubborn, but rather desensitized or numb to cues because people over cue. If its a younger horse, probably a case of stubbornness.
Again though, this is something you have to talk with people at the barn with first. Dont just go working a random horse without permission or help!


Hyensa wrote:My friend has a really dangerous mare who has grabbed me with her teeth & attacked me before. No training method, slow or fast, works on her but he insists on keeping and continuing to ride her. She is an explosion waiting to happen, incredibly out of shape and is a constant argument when you're on her back asking her to do something. No amount of starting from the basic's with groundwork seems to matter. She does all the groundwork like a dream, is real chill, free lunges, joins up, etc then just attacks bared teeth and front hooves. Just not nice minded enough to be the leisurely trail horse that he's asking her to be. I have to go out there today with him, exercise and ride her yet again even though she's just going to be the same horse and lose all our progress by the next ride. Selling her & buying a GOOD horse would be the sound decision, there are too many willing ones to constantly deal w/ one who looks for opportunities to hurt you but he wont accept that lol. The only thing that's remotely made a difference was laying her down as a last resort, and even that didn't last a few days with consistent training after it. #hatemares lol!

edit; she has broken my finger and fractured my forearm as well in her freakouts.
Any horse i've ever touched finished out fine, I have a blind horse that i've trained from the ground up as well as an explosive abused gelding and they both do wonderful. I've tried (although I hate Clinton) The Clinton Anderson methods, Neil Davies, Tom McCutcheon and more but some horses just can't be helped I guess.


Yikes. I leased a 4y/o like this for a few months. She loved loved loved ground work, loved people. As soon as you got on her back, buck buck, kick everything, bite this horse. For her, she just needed more work, more things to do more often.
Did you have a vet and/or chiro out? Horses in pain are dangerous, thats how I cracked my hip and bruised a kidney. Have them come out, make sure its not a pain thing. If thats not the case, push push push. If a horse is being naughty, move their feet. If they decide to buck, you have to ride through it. Sooner or later, theyre going to realize they cant escape your contact and pressure, so theyll have to give in. I sat many bucks on my 4y/o brat of a mare. If in any way she was disrespectful or threatening towards me, I moved her feet and made her hustle. She cut it out pretty quick. Best of luck... rip to your finger and arm D:

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Three more days. Three more days with my beautiful girl before I have to say goodbye to her and the one passion that kept me going.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do without riding in my life. The closer I get to the end of the month, the sadder I'm becoming. I didn't think it would hit me this hard.


not sure if i know what happens with this mare, if you did write about this...does your lease end or is she sold? you still could visit her then, even walk her now an then.
make the best of the time you have together.
and you could find a new horse or lease again one day :)
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Huggles » Tue May 01, 2018 9:02 am

Luzien wrote:@
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Three more days. Three more days with my beautiful girl before I have to say goodbye to her and the one passion that kept me going.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do without riding in my life. The closer I get to the end of the month, the sadder I'm becoming. I didn't think it would hit me this hard.


not sure if i know what happens with this mare, if you did write about this...does your lease end or is she sold? you still could visit her then, even walk her now an then.
make the best of the time you have together.
and you could find a new horse or lease again one day :)

Now, idk if you lease or own or whats going on, but I am in about the same position . Ive been leasing my pretty girl for close to a year now, and I have to leave due to drama at the barn :( dumb reason to leave such a good relationship. Im not planning on leasing again, but im hoping to maybe own. I hope you get a chance to find a new partner again soon!
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Steve Rogers » Tue May 01, 2018 1:15 pm

I have no horse yet. But last week, my friend's riding stable was selling her dream horse and her dad bought it. He is nothing special, just a big old pinto draft mix, but he rides so nice and I must say I am jealous. Anyway, I should start up riding soon now that IEA (interscholastic equestrian association) showing is over and my riding instructor has a more free schedule. I used to ride until I broke my foot last Summer, so it has been a while and I will be glad to get back in the saddle. My sister has been riding and showing though.
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby tenturo » Sun May 06, 2018 3:58 am

        [ -- ; s m a l l t a l k ; -- ]

        heck ive been so quiet on this thread ! how are all of you doing ? it's finally getting warm here and im loving it !

        [ -- ; f r e e t o a n s w e r q u e s t i o n s ; -- ]

        just thought i'd throw in some questions the community can answer to bring some activity !
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        [b]-; do you ever make home-made treats for your horse(s) ? if so , what ?[/b]

        [b]-; what fun toys / treats do you supply in the summertime to keep your equine friends occupied when they arent being ridden ?[/b]

        [b]-; did your location basically skip spring as well ?  what effect has the weather had for you & your horse(s) during these odd spring months ?[/b]

        [b]-; what's your favorite place to shop for tack online (if you do) ?[/b]

        [b]-; what are some new things you're interested in trying this summer with your horse(s) ?[/b]


        [ -- ; u p d a t e s ; -- ]

        alrighty ! this weekend was finally warm enough to get out and ride , as it's finally not raining or snowing . my best friend hannah came over both saturday and sunday from 7 am to 12:30 pm to help out both days , which was amazing ! she's been out every weekend to aid me in working with my horses - especially sassy , which has allowed me to get a lot of work done ! it's really helpful having another person on the ground or riding gus to keep him away and not as a distraction to sassy . we got her lunged and did ground work and we actually got another ride in on her , which. , of course was nerve wracking given how she is .
        she still obviously needs a ton of work but i'm learning new methods and trying new things so hopefully that will help ! would anyone be interested in video(s) of how she does with riding or her spooks about sprays or anything ? nothing i see online really shows a nervous / scared horse so i'm not sure how to go about it with her , i'd love a bit more feedback . i can go into detail too about issues if that may help anyone ! i've also got pictures to add in , so i'll put those next 💛
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        [ -- ; r e p l i e s ; -- ]

        @Sparkfire ;; Ah , im sorry about your foot !! but congrats to your friend , and i'm excited for you to get back to riding again ! i hope you have a blast , i cant wait to hear about it !
        @King Kakashi ;; as with everyone else i'm unsure what's happening but i'm awfully sorry , dear . i hope any issues can be sorted out and hopefully you'll find a new way to resume your passion again !
        @Neverland ;; ah congratulations on getting back into riding soon ! i hope you enjoy it !

        there are some matters in replies i'd like to touch on but they seem to be getting their spur of activity and i dont want to make this post too terribly long ,







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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby lady stella » Sun May 06, 2018 5:51 am

    i don’t really get on here much, but i saw this in my recents so decided to post!
    i recently had hip surgery about 2 weeks ago i so i’m unable to ride for about 3 months or so :/ and of course as soon as i got my surgery the weather started getting really nice! i’ll miss the majority of show season so that reallly sucks and i’m really bummed that i can’t ride for most of the summer :(
    hopefully everything heals faster than planned though and i’ll be able to ride sooner !
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Re: Do You Ride Horses? V.4

Postby Luzien » Sun May 06, 2018 6:32 am

Tenturo wrote:
        [ -- ; s m a l l t a l k ; -- ]

        heck ive been so quiet on this thread ! how are all of you doing ? it's finally getting warm here and im loving it !

        [ -- ; u p d a t e s ; -- ]

        alrighty ! this weekend was finally warm enough to get out and ride , as it's finally not raining or snowing . my best friend hannah came over both saturday and sunday from 7 am to 12:30 pm to help out both days , which was amazing ! she's been out every weekend to aid me in working with my horses - especially sassy , which has allowed me to get a lot of work done ! it's really helpful having another person on the ground or riding gus to keep him away and not as a distraction to sassy . we got her lunged and did ground work and we actually got another ride in on her , which. , of course was nerve wracking given how she is .
        she still obviously needs a ton of work but i'm learning new methods and trying new things so hopefully that will help ! would anyone be interested in video(s) of how she does with riding or her spooks about sprays or anything ? nothing i see online really shows a nervous / scared horse so i'm not sure how to go about it with her , i'd love a bit more feedback . i can go into detail too about issues if that may help anyone ! i've also got pictures to add in , so i'll put those next 💛
        *snipp as still same page^^*

        there are some matters in replies i'd like to touch on but they seem to be getting their spur of activity and i dont want to make this post too terribly long ,


she looks real nice in the moment :D
i find it great how you work wth her and try out new things :!:
sure it would be nice to see videos of her and how she works, or even her spooks with the spray :)
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