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        12-13-2010, 09:30 PM
      #11
    Foal
    I'm sure you've heard that the horses can sense your fear so just pushing yourself to get on the horse may not be a smart choice. If this horse has acted up before, sensing your nervousness might give the horse the idea to see what it can get away with. If you can get through that and show the horse you are going to ride it regardless of it's behavior then that's great but if yor going to let the horse win and back down as soon as it tries something that scares you, it will be alot harder to get back on later.
         
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        12-13-2010, 09:35 PM
      #12
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by live4myhorses    
    i'm sure you've heard that the horses can sense your fear so just pushing yourself to get on the horse may not be a smart choice. If this horse has acted up before, sensing your nervousness might give the horse the idea to see what it can get away with. If you can get through that and show the horse you are going to ride it regardless of it's behavior then that's great but if yor going to let the horse win and back down as soon as it tries something that scares you, it will be alot harder to get back on later.

    Thank you I see your point fully, He can sense when someone is nurvous like right now I want to go ride him and as soon as I get to him ill be a chicken
         
        12-13-2010, 09:37 PM
      #13
    Gus
    Banned
    Tb are the perfect hroses for pushing buttons. I know it hard but I would recomend getting on. Once you deal with a high strung tb you can ride any horse XD just kidding i've seen very strung horses. It is easier said than done.

    What I would do was get on for a few min (I recomend 10-20 min) not long just so you get a feel for him, then just spend time with him, groom him, give him treats/pet him, mess around with him, show him you just want to be buds. Check out monty Roberts methods ^^I love him
         
        12-13-2010, 09:39 PM
      #14
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Gus    
    tb are the perfect hroses for pushing buttons. I know it hard but I would recomend getting on. Once you deal with a high strung tb you can ride any horse XD just kidding i've seen very strung horses. It is easier said than done.

    What I would do was get on for a few min (I recomend 10-20 min) not long just so you get a feel for him, then just spend time with him, groom him, give him treats/pet him, mess around with him, show him you just want to be buds. Check out monty Roberts methods ^^I love him

    Thanks again I may give that a go tonight. He loves being a pet so he wont mind that
         
        12-13-2010, 09:50 PM
      #15
    Gus
    Banned
    Hahahaha I would also say don't spoil him awhole lot or he will just become bad mannered. I would say mess with him and do hard work or just work, show him, "we can have fun but we also have to work and pay attention to me!"

    That should be enough, you have alot to sleep on ;)
         
        12-13-2010, 09:58 PM
      #16
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Gus    
    Hahahaha I would also say don't spoil him awhole lot or he will just become bad mannered. I would say mess with him and do hard work or just work, show him, "we can have fun but we also have to work and pay attention to me!"

    That should be enough, you have alot to sleep on ;)

    Will be bringing him in tonight hopfully ill be passed that " what if " stage and hop on and have a small quick ride.
         
        12-13-2010, 09:59 PM
      #17
    Gus
    Banned
    I definitely suggest a short, easy ride
         
        12-13-2010, 10:00 PM
      #18
    Gus
    Banned
    Good luck!!!!! I want an update!!!
         
        12-13-2010, 10:01 PM
      #19
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Gus    
    Good luck!!!!! I want an update!!!

    Thanks for the help, Will give an update.
         
        12-14-2010, 12:28 PM
      #20
    Super Moderator
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    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    Show rider, if you can just "cowboy up" , more power to you. Some folks don't do well with the "buck up and just do it" attitude. They do better with a little bit at a time. You know which fits you the best.
    One thing I feel certain about is that if you feel ashamed of being afraid, it only gives the fear more power. First it's important to state clearly to yourself and to anyone else you feel close with that you FEEL fear. Ok, now talk about WHAT you are afraid of. Bring it out in the open . Say it without judgement or self condemnation. The rider who gets on when afraid is the bravest of all.
    That.

    I'm one of those riders who get nervous and startled very easily. Horse doesn't need to do that much, just get nervous or for example run away and I'm in fear, thinking those 'what ifs' too.

    Horses sense it. They sense when you're scared. I'm not sure how are you there, can you have for example someone to lead the horse during first times? Start with small things that you feel comfort with, just little walking or something. If you start to get nervous, focus your thoughts on somewhere else or imagine that the horse TOTALLY calm if you can. Once when I started to become nervous myself, I imagined the horse I rode was actually the guy I was fallen for and that he wouldn't act badly toward me. It helped, I managed to calm myself down.
         

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