Ever have those days where your horse is a terror?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

Ever have those days where your horse is a terror?

This is a discussion on Ever have those days where your horse is a terror? within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-11-2010, 03:04 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Ever have those days where your horse is a terror?

    Tell us about them!

    Now, about two weeks ago my horse Baltic simply -stopped- dead while I was riding him. Not budging no matter what I did. Of course my first true reaction was extreme worry after he -refused- to respond to any aids and encouragement at all and I was fretting that he was somehow in pain -- so I call over my mother to come take a look.

    It was quite a cold day, as its winter over here and we were having a cold front to boost.

    As my mother approaches, standing before him, comes to comment that...

    He's looking absolutely relaxed, his eyes all droopy and half asleep and he's perched himself directly in a spot of sunlight in the arena, basking his little heart out!! (In my worry I failed to notice we stopped direct in it!)
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        07-11-2010, 03:38 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    Haha! I've had many of those days with many different horses, but I'll just tell you one that I remember very clearly.

    I was riding Storm, a palamino bush "thing" (have no idea what he was), a few years ago in the field. He is quite a bomb proof pony, nothing ever phased him. We were walking calmly on a trail, when he started turning his head slighty back to me with his ear flashing towards me, as if checking if I was paying attention. He did this a few times until I hardly took note of it anymore, and when I wasn't expecting it he suddenly surged forward into a gallop (I know he wasn't bolting because he wasn't scared or anything, just being plain naughty).

    It took me a while to get him to slow down and by then he had already galloped around the field almost one whole round. When he was walking again he stretched his neck all the way to the ground and shook himself out, as if chuffed with the act he just pulled on me. :roll:

    I swear this pony was a real evil one, not scared and flighty, just mischievous and very clever....
    Attached Images
    File Type: jpg 10. Storm.jpg (73.6 KB, 67 views)
         
        07-11-2010, 03:43 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Lol wow!! That's amazing, as if he had plotted it!!

    You know, there's an old lady at my stables who also told me about this palomino thingy she rode :) She loved him very much but was going through a divorce and couldn't afford her. Her husband, out of spite, ended up buying the horse just to break her heart. He'd show up every saterday when she went on outrides and the ride the horse out with the group that took her -- and every time he did...

    The Horse would lower his head, stare around the area and as soon as they got to a patch of rocks literally chuck the guy off onto it.

    This continued for so long that the man literally gave the horse away to the riding school, and she was asked by the riding school owner to look after him again! Lol
         
        07-11-2010, 03:54 PM
      #4
    Trained
    My horse is a saint...until the temp hits about 10F. Then, this big snorting, puffing rooster shows up and starts prancing around like a lunatic trying to impress the ladies. Last winter he slid right through a wooden fence while showing off, luckily no injuries, just a bruised ego. It's really funny, so I just enjoy the show and choose not to ride on really cold days! It's been in the 90s this month, so that hasn't been an issue.
         
        07-11-2010, 04:17 PM
      #5
    Foal
    Years ago I went to lessons. They had this big old horse Danny he looked like a huge long haired Donkey. He was sweet enough I never minded riding him.. One day we all went out on a hack when he decided he was done that was it... I kicked him on nothing!! Then got off to lead him woulden't move!! Got back on asked my friend to lead him on her horse Nope!!!!!! So I was like ok we will just go home LOL NO he wouden't do the either... all of a sudden like nothing he started to trot and we went on our way..... Alas the story gets worse LOL.....
    About a mile down the road same thing.. only this time we was on a road with drainage ditches each side ( love the little country roads in England) I was like not again..... as I kicked him on he just went backwards, great we slid down the side of the ditch standing there in mud water up to my waist I started to cry my nice cream Jods were dark brown, water logged boots I stunk to high heaven..... what aday LOL
    Then I had to ride him home!!!!!!!!! Little bugger ... I never asked to ride him again.... But everyone thought it was so funny they would always give me him anyway.....2 funny
         
        07-11-2010, 05:24 PM
      #6
    Foal
    I was riding my extremely lazy and stubborn gelding once when he suddenly decided that now was the time to stop and go home. He turned around and attempted to trot home, but was like "Oh no you don't!". I had to fight with him for about 10 minutes before he finally gave in and continued the trail ride with the other horses. Luckily he never tried anything like this again lol.
         
        07-11-2010, 07:48 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    The other day I was riding my horse, and he was just being annoying! I was cueing him for a canter, and he kept picking up the incorrect lead! I would get him to switch, and then he would go at a fast and uncomfortable canter! Argh! Then, he kept spooking at some poles on the side of the arena, I had to make him canter past it for several laps until he calmed down! Grr! So annoying! Lol
         
        07-11-2010, 11:28 PM
      #8
    Trained
    I have two that stick out in my mind really well....

    When Jester was three years old, he was a total butt. I was showing him in a halter class and we were going to trot down and back, when a very scary plastic bag blew into the arena on Jester's side. He flat out ran in front of me and just hoppped into my lap. Everyone was laughing so hard, and told me he looked like he was saying "ZOMG MOM SAVE ME!"

    And second, Rebel loves the trailer. If we ride next to it he will leak outward. Normally he just needs a little encouragement, but this time he meant business. I spent a good twenty minutes trying tog et him off. Everytime I would ge thim facing away he would rear and swing back tot he trailer again. I was so pissed. I soon had his mind changed with a few good smacks of the crop. He hasn't done it since, but he still leaks towards it.....still trying his luck xD
         
        07-11-2010, 11:56 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    The other day I was cantering my horse around in the outdoor arena, and all of a sudden, from a forward, working canter, he stopped DEAD, because a mare was walking down the hill at the other end of the arena, and he is afraid of mares.

    Usually when my horse is feeling like a beast he will refuse to go somewhere, like I'll be riding in an arena and he'll duck out his shoulder a little after E to avoid using the whole arena, and if I kick his butt and urge him all the way to the A end, he'll attempt to pop his shoulder in the corner, or spook himself. What a silly boy.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    This is one of those days where I wish I could get another horse Strange Eventing 14 06-27-2010 09:06 PM
    Anyone's horse nuts these days? MyBoyPuck Horse Riding 29 12-24-2009 09:35 AM
    Going Horse shopping in 4 days! StormyBlues English Riding 95 07-01-2009 04:28 PM
    How many days a week should a horse work? Corey NC Horse Training 10 09-24-2008 12:46 PM
    The horse market these days AKPaintLover Horse Breeds 37 02-08-2008 08:38 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:06 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0