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Posted 10/3/2014 7:17:48 PM


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Ok so my sister has claimed summit and i actually like the big guy :(

Anyways,she wants to do speed events at our 4-H fair in 2015. He is VERY clumsy,and really doesnt know where to put his feet. The show is sometime in late july/early september. In the summer,he would be at a trainers every week for lessons.

When i had my accident we were cantering did a barrel turn and he fell. I know he hasnt had any training and is clumsy so thats why he fell(and he was bucking) but im still hesitant to train him for speed events. Anyways,thoughts on that? and i wouldnt be training him alone,i do have a trainer lol


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Posted 10/5/2014 4:46:40 PM


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how old is he? More info please. Past training? What do you mean that he is clumsy? is he just clumsy or just out of shape?

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Maybe u should hold off on speed 4 a little while (probably not wanted what u wanted 2 hear huh? And I know exactly how that feels!) and just take it nice and slow first. Y not start with western pleasure first? That's what I did.

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he's 7. i believe he's been trained in western pleasure when he was around 3. he was sold and just sat in a field with a bit of training for 2-3 years before we got him. He's clumsy like he doesnt know where to put his feet. Ive shown in in english EQ,english pleasure,western pleasure,trail and western horsemanship(and halter and showmanship).

He has this HUGE canter stride,so i cant believe what his gallop stride is. He is part TB,and looks like he has got everything TB but his coloring XD


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Posted 10/8/2014 5:58:04 AM


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I don't ride Western but Hawkeye is also not good with knowing where to put his feet. We have been having him trot over poles on the ground and it seems to help him pick up his feet and place them correctly. We usually have him trot over 1 at first and then add more, as he learns to place his feet properly.

Your horse doesn't seen that old he could probably get the hang of it but I would definitely start slow when working on the patterns. Walk, trot.

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[quote]Lets Ride (10/8/2014)
I don't ride Western but Hawkeye is also not good with knowing where to put his feet. We have been having him trot over poles on the ground and it seems to help him pick up his feet and place them correctly. We usually have him trot over 1 at first and then add more, as he learns to place his feet properly.

Your horse doesn't seen that old he could probably get the hang of it but I would definitely start slow when working on the patterns. Walk, trot.[/quote]

omg im not even going to THINK about cantering him around the pattern. I had a accident,he turned like a barrel horse and he fell. Im scared to,so ill be having my trainer do that.

Also,i dont ride western either,im barrel racing english XD

And yea,he's being trained to jump but wont pick his feet up...but he cleared a 4-5ft round bale perfectly,with very good form once,so i know he can do it...but yea,ill work him over poles again lol


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Posted 10/8/2014 6:25:34 AM


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I don't ride Western but Hawkeye is also not good with knowing where to put his feet. We have been having him trot over poles on the ground and it seems to help him pick up his feet and place them correctly. We usually have him trot over 1 at first and then add more, as he learns to place his feet properly.

Your horse doesn't seen that old he could probably get the hang of it but I would definitely start slow when working on the patterns. Walk, trot.[/quote]
[quote]omg im not even going to THINK about cantering him around the pattern. I had a accident,he turned like a barrel horse and he fell. Im scared to,so ill be having my trainer do that.

Also,i dont ride western either,im barrel racing english XD

And yea,he's being trained to jump but wont pick his feet up...but he cleared a 4-5ft round bale perfectly,with very good form once,so i know he can do it...but yea,ill work him over poles again lol[/quote]

When we did the first jump with Hawkeye he would knock it over because he wouldn't pick of his feet. We actually raised it a little and gave him a small tap with the crop and he went over, didn't even touch the pole. The jump was only about a foot. If he did knock it over he would have to go around and do it again.

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I don't ride Western but Hawkeye is also not good with knowing where to put his feet. We have been having him trot over poles on the ground and it seems to help him pick up his feet and place them correctly. We usually have him trot over 1 at first and then add more, as he learns to place his feet properly.

Your horse doesn't seen that old he could probably get the hang of it but I would definitely start slow when working on the patterns. Walk, trot.[/quote]
[quote]omg im not even going to THINK about cantering him around the pattern. I had a accident,he turned like a barrel horse and he fell. Im scared to,so ill be having my trainer do that.

Also,i dont ride western either,im barrel racing english XD

And yea,he's being trained to jump but wont pick his feet up...but he cleared a 4-5ft round bale perfectly,with very good form once,so i know he can do it...but yea,ill work him over poles again lol[/quote]

When we did the first jump with Hawkeye he would knock it over because he wouldn't pick of his feet. We actually raised it a little and gave him a small tap with the crop and he went over, didn't even touch the pole. The jump was only about a foot. If he did knock it over he would have to go around and do it again.[/quote]
i have some 10 gallon buckets i could use XD
its really different because the first horse i ever trained had jumped anything...lol he wont


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If you can't canter him around a pattern and he's this clumsy keep him away from the barrel pattern for the love of god and both of your personal safety



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If you can't canter him around a pattern and he's this clumsy keep him away from the barrel pattern for the love of god and both of your personal safety

im sure he could canter it. im just scared too...but my sister wants to barrel race so...he's her horse...


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If you can't canter him around a pattern and he's this clumsy keep him away from the barrel pattern for the love of god and both of your personal safety
im sure he could canter it. im just scared too...but my sister wants to barrel race so...he's her horse...
If you're going through with it, at least get proper equipment



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If you can't canter him around a pattern and he's this clumsy keep him away from the barrel pattern for the love of god and both of your personal safety
im sure he could canter it. im just scared too...but my sister wants to barrel race so...he's her horse...
If you're going through with it, at least get proper equipment
and from the sound of things, perhaps a rosary.

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If you can't canter him around a pattern and he's this clumsy keep him away from the barrel pattern for the love of god and both of your personal safety
im sure he could canter it. im just scared too...but my sister wants to barrel race so...he's her horse...
If you're going through with it, at least get proper equipment
and from the sound of things, perhaps a rosary.

what is a rosary?


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If you can't canter him around a pattern and he's this clumsy keep him away from the barrel pattern for the love of god and both of your personal safety
im sure he could canter it. im just scared too...but my sister wants to barrel race so...he's her horse...
If you're going through with it, at least get proper equipment
and from the sound of things, perhaps a rosary.
what is a rosary?
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