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    'Hyacinth' - Thank you for your support !

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    I would love to see a photo or video of that - please !
    I have lots of video, but they are on the small tape video's....we kept using that until about two years ago. And so far have not had them transferred on to DVD, because we can still easily watch them...a must do

    We have horses working in the round yard off line, two to three at the time and even in the open paddock around us.......We used to do demo's at at Equitana (melbourne) in the late 90's. Part of the Savvy team

    Our horses are pretty well retired now. But one day I took my 25 year old gelding to dog Obedience and showed them how I could work him next to me "at heel" off line...he even does a recall when you send him out.

    Robert was awesome...he also did see-saws and high planks like a semi agility and I would off line pole-bend him too.......And he sits and lies down too. Easily ridden saddle and bridle less, just a string.

    Just do not spend as much time withthe horses anymore as they are all getting aged, except for one. One is 10 and the rest are all over 25, but still happy and fit. But we do not work them too hard anymore. We are also not as fit LOL......You tend to slide off doing a lot of bareback and I do not bounce as well anymore, I go SPLAT now. I used to land a lot better
    Pets are forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfsie View Post

    I am also into horse psychology and have studied with Monty Roberts, Pat Parelli, Tom Dorrance and many others.....Our horses are very connected to us and we can work them at liberty...I can line dance with them too, but it looks silly ( I do). I love connecting with animals. Any animal, you learn their ways
    i migth have to get you to train my horses lol rigth now baz is a pain in the ass to ride aka FREE FLYING LESSON maybe i migth get my pilots lis from him lol
    IM A JONES IM TOUGH AS NUTS I CAN GET MY SELF OUT OF ANY THING ;D

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    I wonder if Baz's back is ok.

    My friend's horse used to give her free flying lessons if his back was out. She'd get the chiro/physio in to do some spine work with a tennis ball and a hammer (NFI how that works) and horse would be good until his back went out the next time.

    My horse - as long as I was skinny or only let skinny people on - was pretty good. Put a fat person into kicking - and he'd drop them on the ground behind him. He could do zero to flat out in 0.1 of a second and most riders couldn't keep up with that.
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    I did reflect on this. When Maggie was a puppy she hated her head being patted or touched. Now she has bonded with us she is always up for a pat or better a massage to her shoulders or spine. I haven't seen any language that would suggest she isn't interested in a pat ( with the exception of when we are engaged in the serious business of ball throwing- NOTHING is more important than THE BALL)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I wonder if Baz's back is ok.

    My friend's horse used to give her free flying lessons if his back was out. She'd get the chiro/physio in to do some spine work with a tennis ball and a hammer (NFI how that works) and horse would be good until his back went out the next time.

    My horse - as long as I was skinny or only let skinny people on - was pretty good. Put a fat person into kicking - and he'd drop them on the ground behind him. He could do zero to flat out in 0.1 of a second and most riders couldn't keep up with that.
    we got one who come and dose the other horse for us and he dose baz to
    he ues be be good to ride use to ride him lose rein till the last time my mum got on him she pulled on his bit to hard and to tigth
    and the hole time she rode him with the rein to tigth and his head to tigth and it was uncofable for him i told her to losen the rein
    and she told me this is hold them you have to show them whos the boss and she made me ride him the same way she did
    it was upseting now he dose not like been riden any more he buck you off every time i ride him and now my mum is thinking to
    get my little sister to ride him in her schools horse shows and im worryed some thing bad going to happen to her
    i dont know what to do now and we love our horses well me and my sister do
    IM A JONES IM TOUGH AS NUTS I CAN GET MY SELF OUT OF ANY THING ;D

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    My old horse did not like having a tight rein either. It was hard for him. He came with a lot of straps to make his head go down. But I took them all off because I didn't want to show. But I could get him to put his head down when I wanted... I'd do the tiniest little twitches on the reins - first left then right then left then right, really gently, and he'd put his head down all by himself. No pulling hard at all.

    All the riding signals when I stared - I'd start gently (as best I could given I didn't have a lot of balance) and then work up until he moved how I wanted and then I'd release... so eventually all I needed were the smallest gentlest signals. Pretty much him training me here. And also when he was scared of something (or trying to avoid work) - I'd just out wait him. I do that with evil hound too. If I clobbered him to make him go - he felt justifed in being scared (something was hurting him) and go ballistic. Not fun. So I used to put the whip in my boot and leave it there. Or use it to get the flies off.

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