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"She will not move when we try and ride her"


Dear Keith...

Sunday, July 2, 2006

We just bought a 4yr old Quarterhorse and was told she was very gentle and had been ridden quite a bit. The guy I bought her from got her when she was pretty young and has trained/ridden her himself. Although she loves attention (petting, brushing, etc.) she will not move when we try and ride her. She either backs up or stands there refusing to move forward. We are not trainers, just people who love horses and love to ride - we used to have horses years ago. It is getting very frustrating - we don't want to give up on her, but we don't know how to get her moving and we can't afford to send her to a trainer. Any suggestions? Jackie

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