Originally Posted by Inga
Wow! He is really a lovely horse. Maybe you could just try it a few yards at a time and keep it to a slightly slower pace and then increase gradually. Say, I am going to hit the gas to the half way across the arena, then all the way to the end etc... He sure looks like fun.
I agree on the use of the helmut. They also have the spine protectors which might make you feel extra snug. He seems to be a well trained, willing horse. Hope you guys can gain confidence together.
I have a helmet . I might give it a shot. Its been so dang hot that that thing makes it a oven on my head but if it helps then I will try it. The spine protector might be something to try too. He is a great horse. He is all about you for sure. He hasn't been on trails much so the few times I have been out on him he has spooked at some things but I know he will never get over any of it until I get him out more.Right now I am just trying to get him up and going like what you see in the video without me being scared.I feel like a big chicken. And here my mother 20 years older hen me has no problems in flip flops..lol..She kept pushing and pushing me to "get him up" that's all I heard and I could not get going anything faster then a flat walk.I kept thinking at any min someone was going to pop their head in hat arena and scare the bejesus out of him and I was going to go flying.You can see the openings and its an active barn.So when I do try to get going faster I go to the outside arena and I can get going faster out there but still in the back of my head any minute he is going to spook. He never takes off just puts on the breaks. And in the year and a half I have had him he has only done a few times and they were called for times.Tree branch hit the barn just as we were coming around it, dog jumped out of a bush just as we passed it. All things that any hore would put on the breaks but I feel tramitized and stupid about it.Everyone thinks im silly. But I guess time will help. I love where I am at because of the activity.Lots of people lots of horses. So that helps.