Originally Posted by DancingArabian
Just throwing this out there but now often is this horse worked?
Sometimes my horse has a hard time settling down. He really tries to be good but gets super enthusiastic in his responses to my cues - he gets HOT HOT HOT. When he's like that its because he hasn't been worked enough to his standards (2 days off is too much) and he NEEDS to run. After a warmup I take him to a hay field and let him run his fool head off for a while. After 20-30 minutes of hard cantering and jumping of invisible to me objects, he's ready to get down to work.
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I ride a lot of horses who are speedy, so it's more of just a general question. The particular horse I'm working with at the moment gets ridden a lot (5 or 6 days a week) and goes outside very often but she still has a ton of energy. She's perfectly fine on the flat but kind of loses her head when jumping and can't seem to get out of the 'go, go, go' mindset once she's gone over a jump. Like I said, I can control her but I'd like to get her to a point where she's willingly calm after going over a fence.