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  1. #1
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    Default Pretty impressive display of training... see pics

    During the Eddo clinic last weekend, we went to lunch at a tiny little diner inside a gas station that also doubled as a feed store. It was basically a few tables and served hamburgers. While there, we were amazed to see a Hispanic guy ride up on a young gray horse, dismount and ground tie his horse, then go on into the store to do some shopping. The horse was "parked" in a car parking space and stood like a champ for well over half an hour before the guy came back, mounted up and rode away.

    We took pictures with our cell phones and complimented the guy on his training before he left. He said he'd just begun riding and training the horse TWO WEEKS BEFORE! Here are the pics.
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    That *is* impressive!

    I can't even get my guy to stand nicely in the cross-ties for FIVE MINUTES before he starts trying to dig to China...



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    Very impressive! (But how come I can't see the "attached thumbnails?" )



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    I dunno. Did you click on them?
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    There's nothing to click on. Just an empty rectangle, with "Attached Thumbnails" in the upper left corner, but no thumbnails in the box. I guess it's a "get thee to the technical thread" for this one!



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    I can see the thumbnails just fine.



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    What a good boy!
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    Put *that* into a handy hunter test.

    Once again, this is an opportunity to give respect where it is due. Those western people do like a broke horse.....

    Don't we all?
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    Ground tying is such a handy thing

    I taught my little mare to ground tie when she's wearing a bridle. I can rearrange an entire set of jumps without her walking off. People love it! The key to teaching is consistency... and whenever she does move out of place I promptly put her right back where she belongs and tell her to "Whoa, stand"
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    That is actually a pretty nice looking horse.
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    Default Ground tie

    A good 'Groud Tie' is the bomb. I got a OTTB Mare from a guy who trained reining horse...don't ask. Any way horse had MAJOR holes in the training but I got one hell of a whoa and a ground tie.

    So when she reared and/or bucked you off, as soon as the reins come over her head she stops on a dime and stays there

    I has an eventer that I was able to teach to ground tie really well, it was great to setting courses, giving lessons, etc.

    We just got a foundation AHQA guy for my mom who lost her last TB a few weeks ago. At 65 years young, she is done with the TB's and we hoping his ground tie is as good as the grogery store horse.
    If you can see it, your doing it wrong...



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    At the place I rode at in high school, there was a great older thoroughbred (teens) that would ground tie like a champ!

    I was at a show once and told him to stand, threw the reins on the ground and walked 15 feet away to get something. I subsequently got yelled at by the horse dealer (the horse's owner, but the horse was in the lesson program). Because while this horse went to sleep instead of grazing on the lush grass...you still never know and there was no good reason for me to do that!

    His ground tying skills helped us win more than one western trail class, though.



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    What I think is cute about this horse is the way he is holding his head, yet peering at you as if he were sayin...."I iz not sposed to move deez reins from dis spot."



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    Great photos! And what a cool horse.

    Isn't that the little place on the corner of 1488 & Field's Store? If so, they do have the BEST hamburgers!
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    What a cute, good horse!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by SmartAlex View Post
    What I think is cute about this horse is the way he is holding his head, yet peering at you as if he were sayin...."I iz not sposed to move deez reins from dis spot."

    And along those line "I can haz deez howrse?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ESG View Post
    Great photos! And what a cool horse.

    Isn't that the little place on the corner of 1488 & Field's Store? If so, they do have the BEST hamburgers!
    Nope. Mike's Country Store on Nichols-Sawmill Rd.
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