Horses - Behavior Issues, Breaking and Training/stubborn

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hi, my pony will not go in front when out with other horses,she refuse to more and by the time i get home i'm tired and upset. she is a six year and is 14 hands. she is quiet and is a lovely pony.but today i was told she is no good and will be not be able to any showjumping events,rallies and pony clubbing. i need help or they right and that i should sell her.

thanking you,
teresa

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Hi Teresa,

I need more information to give you an educated answer. How long have you had this pony?
Did she just start doing this? Is this the only time she is not forward from your leg?(when you are riding her with others)
How is she in a ring? How long have YOU been riding? What kind of bit do you use?
If she just started this you have to consider physical problems first.
Do not blame pony and beware of people who label your pony.

There are probably quite a few non-abusive techniques that you can use to work through this but I need to know more details.

You can do it through EXPERTS.
Also my email is Summersdressage@aol.com, but let's try it through EXPERTS first.
Write as soon as you can with more inforamtion.

A lovely , quiet pony needs more consideration before you give up on her.

Mitzi  

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Questions on riding problems, training questions, all levels and all disciplines. Questions on showing and judging. Questions on how to teach, how to teach people to teach and train. Questions on training methods and methodology. The history of horsemanship. Questions on dressage, jumping,western, (all levels)riding techniques, driving. Centered Riding, Certified Horsemanship Association, the Bitless Bridle.

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Teaching all my life. Specializing in "teaching People to Train Their Own Horses", using non-abusive methods. I have certified over 175 instructors. I am a Level IV Centered Riding Clinician, a Master Instructor and Clinician with the C.H.A., and a A.J.A. Judge, certifying n the top third in English and Western. I have apprecticed with Sally Swift, Charles(Chuck) Grant, and Richard Shrake. I am a Bitless Bridle Instructor and have presented at Equine Expos and also assisted Dr. Cook, Sally Swift, etc. Hunt Seat 4-H Chairperson for NY (three years)

Organizations
Centered Riding Certified Horsemanship Association Northern Tier Dressage and Combined Training Sierra Club American Humane Society NY Horse Council NY 4-H Volunteer

Publications
PEGASUS PRESS WESTERN HORSEMAN Wrote for BRIDLE WISE for two years EQUINE JOURNAL N.Y. HORSE THOROUGHBRED REVIEW HORSE BITS MANE STREAM

Education/Credentials
Degree in English Literature and Journalism Studied at the Northern Equitation Centre in Ormskirk, England Level IV Centered Riding Instuctor Master Instructor and Clinician, Certified Horsemanship Association Bitless Bridle Instructor Level I Reiki

Awards and Honors
Several Citations through Volunteer 4-H work 5 Year End Awards from Alabama ToastMasters

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