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    Update- She is backing willingly now. I went back...

    Update- She is backing willingly now. I went back to the basics after I made sure she had nothing physically wrong. Thanks to all the advice all of you offered.
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    I want to thank ALL of you who have responded. I...

    I want to thank ALL of you who have responded. I have learned a good deal from the responses, and the debates. Though I did not specifically ask about the pacing, I really appreciate the responses...
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    Chill? I'm fine. But clearly you are upset. We...

    Chill? I'm fine. But clearly you are upset. We apparently disagree on whether the terms "run" and "train" are or are not part of correct English. LOL What you call "schooling" I call training. Yes we...
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    Not to get in peeing contest, but I would like to...

    Not to get in peeing contest, but I would like to respond to a few points you made:

    I have seen few horses canter under saddle in the manner I consider a canter without some "training." Some times...
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    To clarify a few things: I got the horse as a 4...

    To clarify a few things: I got the horse as a 4 y/o. She had never been touched before I walked into the feedlot to get her. She was born on that property, and spent her entire first four years...
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    I have not worked with gaited horses before,...

    I have not worked with gaited horses before, other than riding my wife's TWH. Her horse paces a lot. The horse I am working with gaits, or "racks" I guess I should say. So she walks, racks, and...
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    Starting a Gaited Horse

    Any of you out there ever done much training with gaited horses? I have a Paso/Walker that I started and have some questions. She is doing great so far. Let me know if you have any experience with...
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    He is doing better on the track. Also took him on...

    He is doing better on the track. Also took him on a group trail ride for the first time. He had previously only been either by himself or with one other horse. He only flashed back to race mode one...
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    beo I take him in both directions. When I went...

    beo

    I take him in both directions. When I went the "wrong way" this morning it was as if he was shot out of a cannon when I cued him to canter. When we are on a trail or any other place but the...
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    Re-training an OTTB

    I took on an OTTB from my neighbor to re-train. He wants him to be used as a trail horse, or possibly an all-around ranch horse type. He is learning fast. However, call me crazy, but when I ride him...
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    I have only taken on two to re-train for...

    I have only taken on two to re-train for different careers so obviously I can't say I have had a large pool to make a judgement by. With that said one was successful on the track and the other one...
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    My barn neighbors have it made. Both, father and...

    My barn neighbors have it made. Both, father and son, are trainers. The dad does the farrier work, and the son rides all the horses. We share a half mile track, a 1/3 mile track, an outdoor arena and...
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    Update: The colt had his first ride without me...

    Update:

    The colt had his first ride without me on the end of the lead line today. He did very well. I walked and trotted him. He never took a bad step nor did he offer to buck. I did not ask him...
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    Update: The colt had his first ride without me...

    Update:

    The colt had his first ride without me on the end of the lead line today. He did very well. I walked and trotted him. He never took a bad step nor did he offer to buck. I did not ask him...
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    MVP I have been driving him from behind from...

    MVP

    I have been driving him from behind from day one. It took about 5 minutes for him to figure out what I wanted. He was already well versed at giving to pressure from the lead line wrapped...
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    Update: I have started ground driving the...

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    I have started ground driving the colt. I sure am glad I taught him to give to the pressure with the lead line. With that experience it was an easy transition to ground driving. We have...
  17. Thread: Colt Starting

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    Ahhh yes, the ever present "I don't make...

    Ahhh yes, the ever present "I don't make mistakes..." trainer. I realize I open myself up to this when asking questions LOL.

    I was sure I mentioned that I had control of him while on the ground?...
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    We do have the ability to do that, and that might...

    We do have the ability to do that, and that might not be a bad idea. Thanks for suggesting it.
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    Bluey, Good points and questions. I will say...

    Bluey,

    Good points and questions. I will say when I first started sending him over and through obsticles he avoided the first one the first time by bolting extremely close to me and between the...
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    Here is an update, part of which I posted on the...

    Here is an update, part of which I posted on the other forum as a response to those questions:


    I have him WTC both directions while tacked up. Sent him over bridges, tarps, etc...

    I have not...
  21. Thread: Colt Starting

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    When I flex him I release immediately when he...

    When I flex him I release immediately when he gets soft. That is the only reason I do that. I want to have some rein control when we do ride him. At this point as soon as I touch the rein he gives...
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    Colt Starting Question

    I posted this on the Race forum since I am asking about a race horse, but it might be more fitting on this forum due to the type of techniques I use to start colts.

    Okay, I've started several...
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    Colt Starting

    I'm posting this on this forum since the subject horse is a race horse prospect:

    Okay, I've started several colts with the help of a really good versatile trainer for most of them. But never a TB...
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    Beating the crap out of a horse is never the...

    Beating the crap out of a horse is never the answer to anything. It is hard to believe, and a shame, that people still do that in this day and age, but unfortunately it still happens.
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    I am sure that as far as taking "care of her...

    I am sure that as far as taking "care of her looks..." she probably had plenty of prior preparation to prevent pee poor performance... :D
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