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Re: [RC] [RC] Riding an Arab... - Kris Hazelbaker

I have a young gelding I am starting this summer.  So far I've been doing
ground work, but we're getting close to saddle work.  I know this will be an
issue with him too.  I do have an option for riding with an older, more
relaxed horse.  I have also taken him for walks (leading him) on the same
routes that we will start riding when we get that far.  So he will have seen
them, and maybe see fewer new things to be worried about.  How long do you
ride with others before they get the picture and are more relaxed on their
own?

Kris in Idaho

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Maryanne Stroud Gabbani" <msgabbani@xxxxxxx>
To: "Ridecamp" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 4:42 AM
Subject: Re: [RC] [RC] Riding an Arab...


Angie's totally right about this one.  Any time I can get someone to
ride one of my older seen-it-all, done-it-all horses, the issues
vanish. There are too many farm and wild desert dogs for a dog to work
for me, but an older horse to go past the man-eating mud puddle or
something makes it so much easier.  That's not to say that the first
time they encounter the puddle by themselves they are cool with
it....wish it were that easy....but they do relax about things in the
trail.

Maryanne
Cairo, Egypt

On Wednesday, Jul 16, 2003, at 06:30 Africa/Cairo, rides2far@xxxxxxxx
wrote:

She gets anxious if she
sees something very far away... Really seems to trouble her more
than> anything close up. She stops in her tracks, goes real high
headed, > eyes> get huge.

Sounds like you're riding alone. If so, she's taking full
responsibility
for not getting eaten and it's probably the first time she's been in
that
situation. I prefer to ride new ones with an older bored horse but
sometimes that's not possible. I had a fairly young Arab that was like
that. Took forever to get past his first couch tossed out on side of
the
road. :-P I found that letting my dog go with me fixed it. I'm not big
on
riding with dogs, but the dog would go along in front and I guess the
horse figured if the dog wasn't alarmed it must not be important...or
maybe that whatever it was would eat the dog first. He wasn't even
particularly fond of the dog, but the "follow the leader" thing clicked
in and off we'd go with no real fears.

Angie

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Re: [RC] [RC] Riding an Arab..., Maryanne Stroud Gabbani