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post #21 of 32 Old 04-17-2011, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Well I've only been riding for 2 summers at one barn (where I rode an ancient QH mare) and now it's been half a year at my new stable where I started to ride regularly. SO I basically haven't been riding for all that long. I have a feeling I will get my chance to fall soon because it's the second time I almost fall in the course of a few lessons. The horses at my barn are wonderfully trained and have lot's of potential, but are young and a little spooky at times.

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post #22 of 32 Old 04-17-2011, 10:58 PM
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Good job staying on :)

I've been on ALOT of bolting horses and I only fell off once when when the horse bolted and then did a rodeo buck and crow hopped sideways.

My most recent bolting expeirience was on that same horse (16.2hh) and he gets scared really easily (he bolts at least once every 4 lessons) and this time he bolted because he got surprised when he saw another horse and I lost my stirrups (my instructor likes me to keep them longer for flat lessons cuz I have a habit of being lazy and making them too short so is easier to keep heels down) so anyways I lost my stirrups,he crow hopped and was in a full blown gallop (he's an ex racehorse, he's andulusian and part tb) right towards another horses butt and i was half way off the saddle hanging on with just my leg and trying really hard to stop him cuz that other horse loves to kick and I had a really loose rein so that he didn't start being spazzy and I finally got him to stop luckily because I was about to fall. And uh yeah

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how is an andalusian tb a racehorse?! in nearly ever recognized track the horse has to be a race breed, not a cross breed.

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post #24 of 32 Old 04-18-2011, 12:29 AM
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Idk don't ask me. It's not my horse. It's what they told me. But it definatly wasn't a high class race horse. All I know is that it was in racing idk wheather they were just training it to be one or if it just did small races or what. He defiantly acts somewhat like a racehorse though.

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Sorry for my bad spelling

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post #26 of 32 Old 04-18-2011, 03:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Hidalgo13 View Post
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!!!

Glad you were not more hurt too! I ride on a long rein all the time. The thing we love about riding bikes over horses is their free will. You just need to be on it, in a moments notice, I am a stressed kind of person, my Hubby is on a 3 second chilled out delay. You need to just be on it and seeing it as soon as something goes a bit off and be able to react.
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post #27 of 32 Old 04-18-2011, 05:48 PM
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depending on the horses speed choose wether to use a one rein ston or make it run if its just bearing down on the rein but not going too fast use a one rein stop but its galloping hell for leather when it wants to stop galloping because its bored dont let it make it keep going until you're ready to stop this makes your horse think that you were in control the whole time! and discoureges it to do it again it doesn't want to be run like that so it stops bolting hope this helps :)
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post #28 of 32 Old 04-19-2011, 09:56 PM
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Maybe we should all take lessons from Hidalgo on riding a bolting horse. She did very well and stayed on. Not too many can do that.
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post #29 of 32 Old 04-20-2011, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag View Post
Maybe we should all take lessons from Hidalgo on riding a bolting horse. She did very well and stayed on. Not too many can do that.
I've been on bolting horses many times and so have alot of people I know and I'm the only one that's fallen off a bolting horse (if it didn't do a rodeo buck I would've stayed on)........ So just wondering if your using sarcasm.........

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post #30 of 32 Old 04-20-2011, 07:06 AM
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At a Dennis Reis clinic recently, he was asked the same question about bolting. What he suggested is to force the horse to run beyond what it wanted to if possible. He said that the one rein stop is very effective but only helps for the moment without curing the problem (obviously he was talking about the chronic bolter).

I think that in your situation, you should have the ORS in your bag of tricks. You can't just know how to use it but you need to practice it and your horse needs to know what it is. It's very true that you can pull a horse over if you don't do it correctly but it is an effective means of stopping a horse. Some people advocate a pulley stop rather then a ORS.

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