Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
I agree with everyone else in the advice they have given you for dealing with a scary situation like that. I'm sorry you had to experience that as a beginner. It's always scary for everyone. The most important thing is to not panic. The horse, who is obviously already scared, will feed off of it and it will make the situation worse. I know it is completely against human instinct but you can train yourself to do that.
I think it was VERY irresponsible for your trainer to put you on a horse that is so green. You may be able to w/t/c on schoolmasters but being on a green horse is a whole new ballgame.
Again, sorry it happened to you. Hope you can knock some sense into your coach
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