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  1. help w/stopping/bit choice

    His back up really sucked before on the ground and in the saddle. Under saddle he would "pop" up in the front, so we quite and work from the ground on that. After GT's advice know he thinks whoa-backup. He is even anticipating me stopping so I have to go a few extra steps before I ask for a stop and backup. By this weekend I hope to progress to the saddle but we'll see how he does. He is actually catching on real fast!! Thank you for all the advice. [ 09-25-2007, 09:57 PM: Message edited by: wrj ]
  2. help w/stopping/bit choice

    His back up really sucked before on the ground and in the saddle. Under saddle he would "pop" up in the front, so we quite and work from the ground on that. After GT's advice know he thinks whoa-backup. He is even anticipating me stopping so I have to go a few extra steps before I ask for a stop and backup. By this weekend I hope to progress to the saddle but we'll see how he does. He is actually catching on real fast!! Thank you for all the advice. [ 09-25-2007, 09:57 PM: Message edited by: wrj ]
  3. help w/stopping/bit choice

    Well I worked on the advice given to me by goldentoes. Made it all the way to free lunging and we quite there for today. I'll keep working my way to riding but not until we have everything else done!! He has never stopped when I've said "whoa" while free lunging. Today he did from a walk, trot and canter!! THANKS!!
  4. help w/stopping/bit choice

    Well I worked on the advice given to me by goldentoes. Made it all the way to free lunging and we quite there for today. I'll keep working my way to riding but not until we have everything else done!! He has never stopped when I've said "whoa" while free lunging. Today he did from a walk, trot and canter!! THANKS!!
  5. help w/stopping/bit choice

    Excellent goldentoes!! Thank you VERY much!!! He has whoa and back up beautifully on the ground, but not lunging. Now I know the step I missed!!
  6. help w/stopping/bit choice

    Excellent goldentoes!! Thank you VERY much!!! He has whoa and back up beautifully on the ground, but not lunging. Now I know the step I missed!!
  7. help w/stopping/bit choice

    I started him in a full cheek snaffle that he totally ran through. So I went to the next advised bit. I was thinking of skipping bits all together and going to a hackamore or vosal. He is not hard to control actually he is quite lazy, but once we get moving he is slow on the brakes. I feel that I'm nagging at him to stop(which we both hate). [ 09-24-2007, 09:50 AM: Message edited by: wrj ]
  8. help w/stopping/bit choice

    I started him in a full cheek snaffle that he totally ran through. So I went to the next advised bit. I was thinking of skipping bits all together and going to a hackamore or vosal. He is not hard to control actually he is quite lazy, but once we get moving he is slow on the brakes. I feel that I'm nagging at him to stop(which we both hate). [ 09-24-2007, 09:50 AM: Message edited by: wrj ]
  9. help w/stopping/bit choice

    I currently use a snaffle twisted wire bit and my horse has no "Whoa". I've tried teaching him by turning him into the rails of the arena and he will literally run his nose into it. I've tried sitting on my pockets and get no response. I'm thinking maybe I need to try a different bit?? At a walk I get a somewhat better response than at faster gaits. Any suggestions?? I'm not looking for a slidding stop I just want GREAT brakes!! Is that to much to ask for? [ 09-24-2007, 08:51 AM: Message edited by: wrj ]
  10. help w/stopping/bit choice

    I currently use a snaffle twisted wire bit and my horse has no "Whoa". I've tried teaching him by turning him into the rails of the arena and he will literally run his nose into it. I've tried sitting on my pockets and get no response. I'm thinking maybe I need to try a different bit?? At a walk I get a somewhat better response than at faster gaits. Any suggestions?? I'm not looking for a slidding stop I just want GREAT brakes!! Is that to much to ask for? [ 09-24-2007, 08:51 AM: Message edited by: wrj ]
  11. Advice new filly(update 9/19)

    Chele I totally agree with you!! The horse market is swamped with all breeds not just Arabians. And in this area (where Arabs are not popular to begin with) they are not worth much. I've seen very well bred purebreds go through sale barns for $50-75. That was two years ago!! She has two geldings (2&3 yr old)that can't hardly be handled. She has done nothing with them. She is selling them for $500.00 each. GOOOOD LUCK!!
  12. Advice new filly(update 9/19)

    quote: Originally posted by chele: You have a PM! Thank you so much! And the saga is not over yet. She is still trying to get me to buy the filly
  13. Advice new filly(update 9/19)

    Thanks to everyone for the great advice and encouragement. I knew you guys would set me straight!!
  14. Advice new filly(update 9/19)

    quote: Originally posted by chele: There are so many horses being GIVEN away for free now, there is no reason for you to give her money. I can hook you up with a gal involved with Arab rescue, may be that she can find you a good horse. That would be great!!
  15. Advice new filly(update 9/19)

    Here is a picture of her and my son: