Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere in Wisconsin
This might sound very different, but my gelding Charlie was severly nervous and anxious when I first started riding him in the arena. He was a previous barrel horse and was always "ready and pacing" at the gate. We started playing music, and he seems to calm right down and listen. It's either country or "new" music. Has helped us both. I'll have to get a video soon of us in the arena before and after. Such a difference! I love riding with music, helps my timing too.
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