So I fell off today for the first time. I'm a "re-beginner" and my horse (I've had her for a little over 2 months) is having some really bad behaviors.
She's so spooky. The big spook is cars. Then today we were trail riding (not near cars anymore), the horse in front of us (who is really bombproof and old) trotted a little. Anna bolted. Whenever she canters, she starts bucking. I knew this was coming and I was trying to get her to stop cantering. She ignored me, she started bucking as usual. I was pulling on the reins to get her head up to stop the buck while trying to remain seated. She reared twice. And I fell off.
She then walked away and began eating grass.
The biggest thing hurt is my pride. She needs a trainer, now I just have to figure out how to go about that. And get some riding lessons for myself.
She's 10 years old, she shouldn't be so spooked anymore. I did get back on her after I walked her home but I mostly just sat on her, we didn't go anywhere. I was still shaking. I let her graze in the yard in halter with the rope over her back. She stepped on it and reared, completely freaked out.
When she canters in the pasture she also bucks.
She's been vet checked, and teeth and hooves are good. Now I just gotta figure out how to get a trainer and how much its going to cost and save up.
Sorry this was so long, I just wanted to tell people who understand!