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        06-09-2009, 08:06 AM
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    Advice?

    This is going to sound weird no matter how I put it so..

    I have a 4y/o QH that just recently has gone thorough training. My thing is that when i'm on other peoples horses i'm completely calm but when i'm on my own horse he scares me a little because I know what he can do (i've been bucked off more than enough). I know that all horses buck but I just can't get over the fear and it's only with my horse.

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        06-09-2009, 08:24 AM
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    Foal
    Your horse is going to feed into your feeling a bit uneasy. If you feel he's too much for you then cut yourself free and find something that doesn't make you so uneasy.
         
        06-09-2009, 01:02 PM
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    No way on earth would I ever do that. I'm not just going to give up. He's a great horse.
         
        06-09-2009, 06:25 PM
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    Trained
    Just today I watched Chris Cox work with a horse who REALLY liked to buck. I think the video is on his website, but haven't had time to check. If you get RFDTV, I think it's on again tonight at 11:30. It might be good for you to see that even a horse who's really out of control can be successfully worked with, and more importantly, the part where he rides the horse shows you exactly how to keep the horse from bucking. It might help a lot toward developing your confidence. If I find the video link, I'll repost.
         
        06-09-2009, 06:32 PM
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    Could you have someone work with the pair of you on a lunge line for a few weeks so you can get some positive, well-controlled time in together? It would help you both gain confidence in each other and allow you to relax and just get the feel for him while someone else controls what he's doing. Then, once you're feeling more comfortable on him and your nerves are less likely to contribute to any problems, start riding him on your own again?
         
        06-09-2009, 07:05 PM
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    I went through a similar stage with my first horse. He never bucked and was trustworthy and predictable, but tended to be very nervous. His MO was to go super stiff, and jump around to look at whatever caught his eye. He had jumped out from under me a few times, leaving me on the ground. After a spook, he would get hyper and any speed between a full stop and a stiff, jiggy lope went out the window. I went through a couple of months where I felt more comfortable, esp. Trail riding, on almost any other horse. So, I taught him how to do a one rein stop in our pasture (at the time, we didn't have an arena). He got pretty good at it, even from the canter. One day, I went on a trail ride and he spooked, just like before. I one-rein stopped him and flexed him. Instant behavior, instant confidence. I knew that now, I could stop his feet no matter what happened. I teach all horses I ride for any length of time some rudimentary one rein stop.
         
        06-09-2009, 10:47 PM
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    Thanks everyone.
         
        06-10-2009, 07:52 PM
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    Trained
    I second what scoutrider said. I also had to do my first one rein stop in a bolting situation. Knowing that you know exactly how to manage a situation gives you tons of confidence. You're just hitting a speed bump that we all hit from time to time.
         
        06-11-2009, 02:37 PM
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    Yes, =) That's a good way to look at it.
         

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