Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Geelong, Victoria
• Horses: 0
One thing could be not enough work, she got too much energy and she's looking for things so she can have an excuse to have a bit of a spook or a play.
What I found help when riding and they feel like they are going to spook is talk to them. Your voice is powerful and if you use it the correct way can be exteremely helpful. For example when riding some babies up the hill, a house across the road has a dog that barks and barks alot and spooks them. When I see the dog I start talking and get the horse to remember that Im still on top. All I tend to say is things like 'hey bubba, alright bubba, just a doggie. Its okay bub.' Just over and over and over. You may feel stupid for saying stuff like that, buts its better then just sitting there and letting your horse spook.
RIP Nothing Known
aka 'Dashy / Dashy Boy'
4-1-1-0 love you forever boy <3