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  • sethcooleyeventing - Seth Cooley @sethcooleyeventing 13 minutes ago
  • Im not sure what is going on with everyone claiming my friend @sdequus recent rescues were broken before she got them simply because they look like they are progressing quickly and they look like they are easy. First of all- Simon was wild.... if they could hardly get a halter on or touch him how in the hell are you going to say he was broken 😂😂😂 particularly as young as he was. This is a young Andalusian mare I started last winter. She was imported from Spain fully unbroken and pregnant, from her original breeder. She had NEVER had a person on her. This was the 3rd time anyone ever sat on her and her first time trotting. I backed her, walked around the first day, then worked on teaching the basic concepts of halting while walking around the second ride, and the third ride she’s trotting. Some horses are just easy guys.... it’s not uncommon also for horses that are started on the lead pony to trot the first time anyone is ever on them. We often had homebreds that were trusting and comfortable enough with us, or simply good enough natured, that we could trot on them the first time they were backed. I personally have a history of (much to the stress of my trainers 😂😂😂) running out into the pastures and breaking my favorite young horses for the year tackless. In particular, A pony named xcalibur i took a halter into the pasture and broke him to walk trot in two sessions, and then a filly named Vespasia I would just jump on in the pasture and sit on her as she did her daily activities, like eating at the round bale, walking/trotting/cantering over with the rest of the herd to get water, etc etc etc all without tack and without her being “ formally broken”. Do I recommend that? Hell no lol. But my point is, not every horse has to Bronc and go wild and be difficult in the breaking process. Im not sure what is going on with everyone claiming my friend @sdequus recent rescues were broken before she got them simply because they look like they are progressing quickly and they look like they are easy. First of all- Simon was wild.... if they could hardly get a halter on or touch him how in the hell are you going to say he was broken 😂😂😂 particularly as young as he was. This is a young Andalusian mare I started last winter. She was imported from Spain fully unbroken and pregnant, from her original breeder. She had NEVER had a person on her. This was the 3rd time anyone ever sat on her and her first time trotting. I backed her, walked around the first day, then worked on teaching the basic concepts of halting while walking around the second ride, and the third ride she’s trotting. Some horses are just easy guys.... it’s not uncommon also for horses that are started on the lead pony to trot the first time anyone is ever on them. We often had homebreds that were trusting and comfortable enough with us, or simply good enough natured, that we could trot on them the first time they were backed. I personally have a history of (much to the stress of my trainers 😂😂😂) running out into the pastures and breaking my favorite young horses for the year tackless. In particular, A pony named xcalibur i took a halter into the pasture and broke him to walk trot in two sessions, and then a filly named Vespasia I would just jump on in the pasture and sit on her as she did her daily activities, like eating at the round bale, walking/trotting/cantering over with the rest of the herd to get water, etc etc etc all without tack and without her being “ formally broken”. Do I recommend that? Hell no lol. But my point is, not every horse has to Bronc and go wild and be difficult in the breaking process.
  • Im not sure what is going on with everyone claiming my friend @sdequus recent rescues were broken before she got them simply because they look like they are progressing quickly and they look like they are easy. First of all- Simon was wild.... if they could hardly get a halter on or touch him how in the hell are you going to say he was broken 😂😂😂 particularly as young as he was. This is a young Andalusian mare I started last winter. She was imported from Spain fully unbroken and pregnant, from her original breeder. She had NEVER had a person on her. This was the 3rd time anyone ever sat on her and her first time trotting. I backed her, walked around the first day, then worked on teaching the basic concepts of halting while walking around the second ride, and the third ride she’s trotting. Some horses are just easy guys.... it’s not uncommon also for horses that are started on the lead pony to trot the first time anyone is ever on them. We often had homebreds that were trusting and comfortable enough with us, or simply good enough natured, that we could trot on them the first time they were backed. I personally have a history of (much to the stress of my trainers 😂😂😂) running out into the pastures and breaking my favorite young horses for the year tackless. In particular, A pony named xcalibur i took a halter into the pasture and broke him to walk trot in two sessions, and then a filly named Vespasia I would just jump on in the pasture and sit on her as she did her daily activities, like eating at the round bale, walking/trotting/cantering over with the rest of the herd to get water, etc etc etc all without tack and without her being “ formally broken”. Do I recommend that? Hell no lol. But my point is, not every horse has to Bronc and go wild and be difficult in the breaking process.
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