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Date Posted: 21:24:57 09/26/06 Tue
Author: Muriel
Subject: Green Gelding
In reply to: CA 's message, "Training" on 18:24:08 09/26/06 Tue

Are you considering selling him because he's too green or for other reasons? How old is he? The link for the photo you put up is not working. My gelding is 3 and was/is much greener than represented as well... though he is progressing quite nicely and has become much more of a gentleman. For the first few weeks of owning him, I wondered if I had not made a huge mistake. He was easily spooked, didn't listen, and had terrible ground manners. I have been working with a great trainer and we started on the most elementary things, and I did arm myself (stud chain, dressage whip)... it did not take much for him to understand and he changed quickly. Now, he is just great to be around.

I say all this not knowing how much time you have spent around horses... I have been riding horses for quite a long time, but never had spent much time around young ones, and never really in a training role. The greatest asset I found is my trainer, and the right kind of trainer is important. I know trainers that have no patience with green horses, and others who love that stage in a horse.

We are looking for another Friesian, a gelding, but for my husband, and so at least 6 or 7 years old. That is why I ask yours' age. Also, what part of the country are you in?

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