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        04-15-2012, 12:04 PM
    Hope you can reach him.... "Wheels and engines" can't look at you with kind eyes and won't greet you with a quiet nicker... I've worked on that stuff all my life but I'll take a horse every time if given a choice! You'll win him over sooner or later...

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    My hubby prefers four wheels as well, but I am trying to turn him into a horse person. Not an easy
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        04-30-2012, 11:16 AM
    Heelsdown - please don't be turned off of gaited horses. The experience you had is in no way indicative of all gaited horses. My horses are calm, slow when asked, and trustworthy. Not all gaited horses have a head bob or a huge engine.

    SJ - it's always ok to get off. That doesn't make you a coward. Safety should always be number one for you and your horse. It's perfectly normal to be scared by an incident. And it can take a LONG time to get back to where you used to be. Take it SLOW! Finding a trusted friend or trainer will make a world of difference. It's so much harder trying to get through it alone.
        05-01-2012, 09:36 AM
    Feel your pain. It is really easy for me to get intimidated too. My horse is too spooky. I wonder if you should look into trading for an older, calmer horse. I know that I should, but I have so much invested in this horse, and she is what I wanted all my life. (Back when my body was younger......... )

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    This^^^^ was me with the mare who broke my ribs. I cut my losses and found her a new home and bought an older gelding that had been a kid's show horse. Although I have yet to ride him here, I did ride him without fear when I bought him. And I have been riding my old trail mare more and more. It's true, the more I ride her and remember what a good girl she is the better I feel about riding in general. Funny thing tho, she used to be my "wild and crazy" mare, and replaced my old tried and true mare who gave me confidence. Now she's the one giving me back the confidence that the young silly mare took away!

    And the last time I rode my good girl, I stupidly put her in a situation where she spooked. She came out of it without a lot of fuss and I rode right through it with no fear because I have gotten more relaxed with her from riding her again. I was really mad at myself for causing the problem, but pretty pleased that I wasn't afraid, know what I mean?
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        05-08-2012, 06:06 AM
    IMO, the fact that your horse was very calm until you got nervous just shows that he trusts you and see's you as his leader. Your nervous, so he immediately thinks "oh crap, what should I be scared of??!!" And will start looking for things to be scared of, not knowing he is what is making you nervous. Don't give up on yourself or your horse. My mare has dumped me so many times, and she used to make me very nervous. But with the right help, you can overcome it. Now, there's hardly anything that will spook her, because I trust her and have become very comfortable around her. You are not a coward!! It's smart that you didn't get on him in your original post. Sometimes we have that gut feeling for a reason. Not because our horses are mean or intend to hurt us, but because we know that something just isn't right. Sounds like your horse is very sensitive to you, like mine is to me. You just gotta have faith in yourself that you will become a better rider with time. You got this girl!!!

    fear, lack of confidence, rocky mountain horse

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