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Help me not make my horse sound crazy!!!

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  • Help me not make my horse sound crazy!!!

    Well apparently I make my horse sound worse then she is, and I don't know how else to explain her.
    Anyway, I would like some advice on what I should tell people when they ask about her. Here is her "description"

    She is very spooky when she isn't in work, but when she is in consistent training she has no problem focusing and being ridden. On trails, in an open field, alone or in a group. Still spooks, but not often and only at something most any horse would spook at (read: Deer jumping out of no where!) However, when she is out of work for a few weeks, she begins to get "spooky" her spooks consist of bolting, which takes her a min to actually do and can be stopped easily (amazing breaks on this mare) and crow hopping.. again easily controled. The bolting you can feel her about to do and if you take up the reins, she just throws her head up, but never moves.
    And like i said, this only happens when she has been out of work. She does really well when she is in work. No problem on the farm, off site, or in indoors. She has even gone to Brownland and was wonderful!
    I feel like I put too much emphasis on her spooking and scare people off, but I don't want anyone to get in over there head. She is green, but not crazy green aslong as you dont give her too much time off.. How do I represent my horse well without scaring anyone off?
    *Paige*
    ~*It's not about the ribbons, but about the ride behind it"
    R.I.P. Teddy O'Connor

  • #2
    And you are trying to sell this horse?

    "Spooks" - five times. "Bolts" - twice. "Crow hopping" and "Throws up her head".

    Yes, I definitely want to come see a spooky, bucking, bolting horse, out of all the other hundreds of horses out there, and maybe even pay money for it. You need to do some editing!
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry

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    • #3
      Not saying this is correct- but that whole paragraph, written by a professional might read:

      Needs consistent work.

      OR

      at her best in a program.

      Why thats the case is typically discussed one on one.

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        #4
        She only does those things if she is out of work for a while and then you start working her again.
        Any other time she is a great horse.
        *Paige*
        ~*It's not about the ribbons, but about the ride behind it"
        R.I.P. Teddy O'Connor

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          #5
          Originally posted by joiedevie99 View Post
          Not saying this is correct- but that whole paragraph, written by a professional might read:

          Needs consistent work.

          OR

          at her best in a program.

          Why thats the case is typically discussed one on one.

          thanks you! Just what I was looking for!
          *Paige*
          ~*It's not about the ribbons, but about the ride behind it"
          R.I.P. Teddy O'Connor

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          • #6
            Sensitive mare needs regular work. Requires a calm rider with some experience. Due to her age, is still somewhat green but has 100+miles of trails and three solid gates.

            If I saw that in an ad, I would have some questions but wouldn't cross her off my list.

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            • #7
              gaits
              I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry

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                #8
                Thanks a ton!
                Just an FYI, what I posted is not what her ad says!
                *Paige*
                ~*It's not about the ribbons, but about the ride behind it"
                R.I.P. Teddy O'Connor

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                • #9
                  Spooky= spirited, bolts=forward, bucking=athletic and throwing her head up=look of eagles.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by raff View Post
                    Spooky= spirited, bolts=forward, bucking=athletic and throwing her head up=look of eagles.
                    I bet there's a list of these somewhere, akin to the "match.com" translations...
                    Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
                    http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Guin View Post
                      gaits
                      Whoa . . . haha, oops!

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