Originally Posted by appylover31803
I need to figure out what's going on with Vega before I ride her again. I've been looking into a calming supplement, but I dunno if I want to do that.
Appy, I might be missing something that was said about what is going on with Vega, but if you are referring to the bucking and rearing fits....a lot of it could be that she is just coming 5. Different horses mature differently. Some never try funny business - some try it a lot. In my experience, horses between the ages of 3 and 5 spend a lot of time testing what they can get away with, and you just have to work through it in whatever way you can. You can always go back to basics for a while...use your new system with her, make her ground manners impeccable, even to the bridle work exercises I showed you...all stuff from the ground where you don't have to worry about being dumped. Also, I know you do parelli, so spend a lot of time with the 7 games. Between that and the bridle work, you have everything you need for cues when you get back in the saddle. :)
Also, that is cool that you looked through that journal I am keeping. I am really bad with journals, but I trying to periodically record my progress so that I can look back at it later. :)
I rode tonight...it was really chilly ;(. I worked more on spins, stops, and lead changes. I used a saddle today because, I am thinking that the reason I knotted my shoulder yesterday was from trying to catch my balance bareback during a rollback on Sunday (oops :) ). I now have saddle sores on my inner knee area though :(. It was still a good ride though.