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Date Posted: 18:07:11 07/18/06 Tue
Author: kyla
Subject: my advice
In reply to: darlene 's message, "forward" on 11:17:00 07/18/06 Tue

>i have an 8 year old friesian, i've had him since he
>was 31/2 i love him dearly. we are currently doing
>first level but not without a fight. This horse has
>incredible gaits, perfect confirmation and can really
>do alot when he puts his mind to it. Our problem is
>that i continue to go backward because he lacks
>forward motion, i use spurs, a whip sometimes 2, i've
>had him in full training and sometimes not, my trainer
>can get him to do beautiful things but again not w/o a
>fight. i'm tired of beating him forward because thats
>how i've been taught. I watch my friends with young
>frieisans pass me by in the levels because i continue
>to have to go back to the pyramid. My trainer wants to
>put him in the double bridle (which does help) and
>ride him more. The problem though is he needs to do it
>for me not her, i know i can put him in full training
>and he'll do great with her but thats not what i
>really want to do. I feel like i'm in a dilema. Do you
>have any input on this, right now i could just cry, we
>have done so well together and then out of no where he
>falls on his face and refuses all my aids again. I'm
>at a loss and i get really frustrated. We had 2 weeks
>where he was so good, i go to sign up for a show and
>he starts this crap all over again. I know i can never
>do anything unless this horse goes in front of my leg
>freely. Do you have any input?
>thank you

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  • forward -- Jeannie, 22:34:52 07/19/06 Wed
  • EPSM? -- Kelsey, 14:51:00 07/20/06 Thu

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