Shauna Knutsen says
April 22, 2013 at 8:25 am
hi Larry i want to say i just love watching your videos….has helped me understand lots of the critiquing of my filly’s training.
I am hoping you or someone else can help me….My mare was bred (stallion escaped) to a QH stallion named “stormy Jungle Fever” a beautiful stout Gold palomino. My friends mom had bought him from a cow ranch in Alberta but originally he was from the states somewhere herding cows and wild horses. I have no good indicator of his background or if he has any siblings….the reason why i am asking if anyone has heard of him…dont know his blood line at all….hoping someone can! My mare registered name “I.B. Certified North”
My filly was kind of silly and a real character growing up…..i almost dreaded having to train her….turns out she is my best horse and not a single buck at all! She definately seems to have been bred with a good working/reining brain. She loves to learn and do anything. I noticed one problem we are facing….Larry i hope you can send me in the right direction…..when she puts her head down with the cue she puts her head down instantly but has trouble keeping it down for long periods and she gets distracted so fast. Any tricks i can do to keep her focused and keep her head down?
Last and final question…I have a yearling colt and wanted to start preparing him for reining later on. Any things you specifically train to your guys that benefits them later when riding comes. I believe in my horses being quiet and respectful of my space and try new things with a good attitude….key word….try! hahaha I found a lot of horses people give me to fix up lack a lot of effort or desire to try or they get flustered at anything as people been to rough and rushing training. Had some wonderful horses!
I hope someone can help me with my two questions I know you are a busy guy! thanks so much for reading my comment.
April 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm
It shows the stallions bloodlines! Which are mostly working cow horse breeding! Very nice bloodlines!
April 23, 2013 at 6:56 am
What about my mare I.B. Certified North? She was born in Saskatchewan Regina. Her sire was The Northern Lights
April 25, 2013 at 8:26 pm
Honestly, I didn’t recognize any names in her pedigree! Way back is Three Bars which was working horse bloodlines way back! Sorry!
Bob Miller says
April 18, 2013 at 12:53 am
Well we have two new horses. We are inexperienced and quiet frankly a bit scared. We don’t know how to ride. We want to very badly and need to learn all there is about riding and taking care of our horses. Including respect between rider and horse. I hope you can guide us.
April 18, 2013 at 6:45 am
I’m happy to point you in the right direction.
There are two videos I recommend you get.
The first is a DVD titled, “Western Riding Know How”
The second is an online video course titled, “Groom, Saddle, Ride & Fix”
Watch these two videos and you’ll confidently know what to do.
ABINEA Dolomiti Romantic Hotel says
April 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm
Great page; Larry if you visit Italy you are always be one of our gest.
October 24, 2012 at 7:08 pm
I would definitly start her just like you would a beginner, start with your ground work and go from there that way what ever she missed or if there is an area were the last trainer messed up you will be able to see that and fix it. Remember the foundation training is the most important part of a horses training everything else is built off of it. It will also build her confidence in you and in return the more she will learn from you. She then can begin to built her own self confidence at that point. Think about horses in their real elements, if they are not confident about anything they look to another horse to aquire that confidence to do what ever it is the horse fears. Remember horses are like people some mature mentally sooner than others and later than others. So be patient go to work and enjoy the results of your good training. I’m sure your horse is going to be an even better buddy who will be willing to work harder for you now then before you went back to the ground work. good luck
October 23, 2012 at 8:22 pm
My new mare is seven but due to lack of working and being started right she has some issues, one she had the mentality of a two year old, no confidence , not mean no bor anything but since she’s so clueless I was thinking I should start her back from the ground up, bad idea?
Braulio J says
October 6, 2012 at 7:40 am
Hi Larry, I’m very pleased with your tips have served me well. I have a mare 4 years old he started doing team penning, I want to know if the training of reining the right for this or is another type of training? I work with turns, standing on its hind legs. always helping with the spur and train with cows! thank you
Lauren G. says
September 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm
I have a three year old mare. She is expecting (not my choice I bought her that way she is bred to a halter stallion -really not my choice since I do not show in halter-) she is not due till March 2013. She is heavy cowbred her mom is double bred Poco Bueno and pop is a mix of cow and western pleasure horses and is SkipperW bred. She is short and thick and even though I think she would be talented as a pleasure mount I feel like I would be ruining a horse that would be great in other things. So I want to teach her reining and later see how she does on cows. However, reining is an all new sport to me. I barrel raced years ago but lost interest in barrel racing but will never lose my love for horses. I have loved watching reining and cutting competitions since I can remember. I feel she would be good at it but have NO idea where to start. I can’t afford a trainer believe I would if I could some advice would be a great help. Thank you very much.
September 28, 2012 at 9:10 pm
I’d recommend you get the “Performance Package” of DVDs and get going.
BTW, I’m sure you’re aware the filly is a great, great, great, great, great granddaughter of Poco Bueno and blood that diluted means very little.
Doesn’t mean she’s not a good horse though.
September 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm
She is the great, great, great, great granddaughter of him. On her mother’s side two of his children a son and daughter were bred together. I know about blood very well I been working with horses since I was six and the further back the less important. I do know someone with a great grandson of him something about frozen sperm (wow!!!) but they paid a small fortune for him to and then gelded him. But is a darn good reining horse.
Skip is smart and has a good head on her shoulders. But she can be a little bit stubborn and sometimes lazy. She is three I haven’t opened her up to see how she runs yet cause the arena were I am at is an old walking horse arena and the railing don’t even come up to my boot when I am on the horse. I fear she won’t see it and get hurt so its been walk, trot, and lope for me. Soon the new arena will be underway thankfully. She did pitch a fit when asked to back. Took some time but now she backs just well.
I will looking into the package if its within my price range I might get it. I heard you are a very good reining horse trainer. I wish I could afford a trainer myself cause I have no idea what I am doing. Teaching horses the basics and working with a horse on a barrel pattern I can do I been doing it since I was six. But like I said with all the new things for barrel horses I just lost that drive I want to try something new. Thank you for your time!
September 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm
meant to add this. This is her pedigree http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/aclassy+lady+skips
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