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    03-12-2007, 01:54 PM
head shaking

Please elp we have a 15.2 mare that is my sons she is suppsed to be a novice but since she got here when been rode she's been a handfull she napped but I got help ans he managed to get past that I mean she doesnt get away with it, ok we seem to be sifting through this problems the biggest been her head shaking and trying to evadE her bit the dentist was here to see her the other week he was working on her mouth fof 1 and a half hours I thought she did ok but she reared and fell back so I t was agreed that was enough and as my filly needs her wolf teeth taking out then the 15.2 mare could have hers finhed when the other has hers removed and she also can be sadated, I just worry that this head shaking and head down and upalmost pulling the rider of she has a full cheack snaffle a flash and martingale if you have any surgestions I will be very grateful as I am concerned thanks :?: :(
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    03-12-2007, 04:26 PM
In short when she has a rider on board she's up and down side to side wih her neck and head she's taking her time settling in but its getting better just the head movements
    03-12-2007, 04:58 PM
Green Broke
Have you ever tried one of these? A nose net. My friend has a thoroughbred that had that problem. Since buying one of these or atleast one similar, her chap has been a changed horse. No more head shaking and she's returned to being able to have fun riding again. I'm not saying that this will definatley solve your problem, but could be worth a try. :)
    03-12-2007, 06:43 PM
Hey thanks I suppose it must work simular to us blowing into a paper bag you get your oxigen levals up that could be the thing as she has been nervous from when we got her
    03-12-2007, 11:25 PM
I really can't understand what you're saying.
Are you saying she tosses her head?
    03-12-2007, 11:39 PM
I was really confused. Does she have her wolf teeth or not? Did you ride this mare before you bought her. Not to dicurage you but you may be using your reins too much (hurting the horses mouth) and May not be using enough leg. Just a seggestion.
    03-14-2007, 12:58 PM
WHen does she shake her head? All the time or only when being ridden?

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