Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: West Central Illinois
• Horses: 0
The first horse I was riding:
1. She is 4 years old and does not like paints, mules, apps; almost anything with 4 legs, hooves, and that can whinny.
2. She was in heat and gets moody when she is
3. The majority of her behavior was my fault. I made two mistakes 1) as the horses walked past I had a slight, tense hold of her mouth trying to make her stand still (rookie and stupid mistake as she wasn't trying to move forward) and 2) I wasn't paying attention to her. I was too busy admiring everybody elses horses to realize she wasn't happy with me or the mules being close.
And that as a whole contributed to her bucking.
For the second horse:
As I said in the origional post, I was scared and emabarassed because of what just happened. So when I got onto this horse, I was thinking "I'm going to die today and everybody thinks I'm an Idiot" I do realize now that everybody who was on that trail ride has had to learn how to deal with a bucking horse and has felt scared at one point or anther on a horse.
So I was hyped up with my emotions and that made her want to jog. And when I gave her a whoa to stop, she stopped but started backing. I took it as she misunderstood me so I gave her a release but she still kept backing. I even stuck my legs out to the side so I knew I wasn't putting leg pressure on her.
So it was a mixture of emotion and misunderstanding that made her back, but I didn't know how to make her stop.