Originally Posted by HorsesAreForever
well I know she's pretty much finished because I've seen her be shown , trail ridden, jumped a ton of logs out in the feild no problems. I think she's becomes servely herd bound. And maybe ur right maybe she's not finished at all but I mean I've seen what she can do
Clear your mind and picture you are riding Chance in a show...she is doing everything correct because YOU have confidence that she can do it. Our emotions, posture, and attitude will have an affect on how the horse acts....they can sense if we are nervous, angry, or happy.
If you go to ride Chance and you are starting to fell uncomfortable, do NOT get on...walk around the arena with her by your side until you feel confident to try again. Don't push yourself to do something that you aren't ready to do. It was the same thing with me...I was afraid to canter on my horse due to he'd either not stop, trip, or gallop instead...I did not canter at all until I was good and ready, and I had no butterflies in my stomach.
Remember that Chance isn't doing this just to be mean...she is as frightened as you are... she's picking up on your nervousness and thinking that something horrible is going to happen.
Let us know how it goes and keep us updated!!