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post #11 of 32 Old 04-17-2011, 12:10 AM
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The story about the bolting Percheron is a great & funny example of the tool of reverse psychology! :)
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For future reference, you should never leave your reins so loose that you can't immediately pick them up to a reasonable tightness.
I will keep that in mind. Thanks. :)

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post #13 of 32 Old 04-17-2011, 02:02 AM
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The story about the bolting Percheron is a great & funny example of the tool of reverse psychology! :)
yeah he's a big lazy tart and when he realized it got him more not less work he was like hang on here.... this isn't what i expected! lol!

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In the situation you were in, I would first focus on getting myself safe and grabbing the reins and my stirrups, but I think I would have read the situation and done this earlier before the bolt happened, or it would have been in progress.

Once you are secure, try to make it stop. Like pumping the brakes in a car, on and off with the reins, and steering to avoid dangerous situations. As you were in an indoor, there is not any place for the horse to go, but if you were out, I would have see sawed the face until the horse stopped. Not ideal, but a bolt it not ideal either.

Others might disagree with this, but this is what I would have done, and I would not attempt a one rein stop at high speed.
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... but I think I would have read the situation and done this earlier before the bolt happened, or it would have been in progress.
Yes, and often overlooked. Always be aware of what's going on around you. Anticipate and be prepared without being tense or nervous.

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but I think I would have read the situation and done this earlier before the bolt happened, or it would have been in progress.
I agree with that. It was my first bolt, so even tough I felt it coming I was sort of processing it in my brain and only realized when she took off that... oupsy, must gather reins, must gather reins!!!

From now on I'll definitely always hold more rein at the end of the lesson when we are relaxing, and now I know for sure what it feels liked when a horse is on the verge of bolting, so I won't wait to gather those reins immediately!!!

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Yes, and often overlooked. Always be aware of what's going on around you. Anticipate and be prepared without being tense or nervous.

She's such a calm, sweet TB I really didn't think it would bother her... or at least until she bolted. I suppose it was because she was a little frisky that morning. But I'll definitely be more aware in the future. I now see that all horses are too unpredictable and it's best to be cautious and prepared at all times.

I'm glad this was a learning experience, without it being a painful one. ;)

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Yes, never losing one's guard is so key! Once, after a session with a greenie, & he was pretty much at a halt, I relaxed on his back (bareback) & it was then that he decided he had to spook/pivot, & I went off.
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I'm not too good with advice but I thought I might share my own bolting experience!
Last December I was at a clinic and riding one of my trainers 4 yr olds named Ace. He was very green and horses coming up behind him or even from the side just freaked him out when he had a rider on him. So the first time I was riding him someone trotted to quickly up behind us and he just panicked and went from a straight trot to a full out gallop somehow managing to throw in some bucks at the same time! This lasted for maybe 45 seconds to a minute before I was finally thrown off and he galloped away. The next day I was put right back on him and one of my friends was riding another young baby who was bucking and shying at everything. Straight away Ace bolted AGAIN! This time he galloped out of the school scraping me through trees then turning towards the 1.15m metal gate blocking off the stables. At this point I had tried my one rein stop but it was like he couldn't feel it at all. I kept thinking "okay the gate is going to stop him" but that crazy horse actually jumped the gate! And he was just a baby! I actually stayed on over that jump and he continued galloping turning towards the paddock fences. But right before he tried to jump it he changed his mind and swerved and I face planted into the mud, sliding into a bucket of water.
After riding Ace I decided how much I hate bolting!
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WOah! Good for you for surviving that! I think I would have emotionally and physically died from those 2 experiences. I'm lucky I was on Coco who quickly calmed down and stopped after a few seconds, and not on Lollipop. She would probably have thrown me off and ran for a good half minute around the arena.

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Haha! Thank you! All I wanted to do afterwards was get back on my own girl! I still can't believe that you've managed to never fall off though! I lost count years ago of how many times I've fallen.
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