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Discussion in 'Horse Training' started by bellalou, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Sounds like they fall into that "some people" group..the ones who always seem to know it all and never listen to advise.

    Wow, round pens have their place but the original advice is to the OP. :no:
     
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  2. meljean

    meljean Senior Member

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    I have a cistern. Just saying.
     
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  3. meljean

    meljean Senior Member

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    You just need to love/bond/trust with a horse before you try to do anything with it.

    Oh please. So SICK of hearing that claptrap.
     
  4. Breezah

    Breezah Senior Member

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    Right! I haven't ridden in 2 weeks due to the terribly cold weather up here, and even though I feel guilty for personal reasons, I'm 150% certain my horse is totally fine with her little 'vacation'. She's a horse, and all she needs in life to be happy is to be a horse. Is she okay with being a riding and show horse when I want her to be? Of course. Would she be stressed and unhappy if one day I just decided to open the gate and let her go (metaphorically)? Absolutely not.
     
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  5. Circle C

    Circle C Senior Member

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    My horses haven't done SQUAT for a month and half and they are perfectly happy lol
     
  6. rhinebeck

    rhinebeck Senior Member

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    Nemo hasn't been worked since Halloween.... I must be horrid...
     
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  7. TheSnowLeopard

    TheSnowLeopard Senior Member

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    With my TB, the longer he is worked, the faster he gets. He has quite a bit of energy when he is in shape. When he would stop running, either he would've stopped breathing or there would have been some serious damage done. If my boy is misbehaving, a slap and a "no!" if I'm on the ground or just getting back on and trying again if I was dumped under saddle would do the trick.
     
  8. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    That's what cracks me up about the CA "move his feet!" thing. Bella's favorite thing to do is move her feet. She'd far rather be going around in senseless circles than doing whatever it is I'm trying to get her to do, if it involves standing still or being confined.

    Sparky - that works for him. He'd rather not have to work overmuch. But Bella would work until she dropped.
     
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  9. MuckMuck

    MuckMuck Senior Member

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    I'm going to round pen this horse till he gets it right !

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  10. Binca

    Binca Senior Member

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    Well you do have the wrong equipment so what do you expect? Get yourself a sandboard and try again! :rpony::rpony::rpony::woot:
     
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