Horse Trips Often
Scarlet gets her feet done regularly and is currently shod. A month ago we were trotting in a dirt area around dusk. She tripped and went down on her front knees but quickly recovered and I managed to stay on. Since it was dusk I figured she couldnt see, dirt area...yadda yadda.
She tends to trip mostly during the trot. It's pretty scary every trip but it's never really anything serious. Last week, we were going up a dirt hill and she tripped again, this time she went all the way down and I fell off but since it was uphill, I barely felt it. She however, ended up with a sprained knee. I figured this time was because of the loose dirt, uphill, yadda yadda.
I've noticed that on her shoes, the front and center of the shoe is more worn than the rest of the shoe. I can't explain why she can't trot without tripping.
Today I rode another horse, since I'm resting Scar. His feet are WAAAAY over due and they're cracked and grown out. At a slow trot, he tripped, nothing major....BUT WENT ALL THE WAY DOWN and I flew off and actually got hurt. It was flat, no holes, nice grassy area. I have NO idea why he reacted so violently to such a simple stumble.
After that, I was afraid to do anything over a walk. And I'm afraid I'm going to lose the confidence I posses and soon I won't wanna do anything over a walk and I REALLY enjoy running :(
Any suggestions as to what Scars issue could be? She's had no previous issues.
And any advice to me personally to keep me from developing this falling phobia? I've ridden FOREVER and never fallen. This is all new to me. And now that I have, I'm afraid I'm going to get afraid.
Last edited by Tokoneki; 12-15-2011 at 09:33 PM.