A few of you know, I've recently started looking after a saddlebred appaloosa called lily. She had been lame, but is all better now, so I attempted yo ride her today...'attempted' being the key word here.
I tacked her up, and took her to the mounting block, at first she kept spinning around and wouldnt let me get on. I finally managed to, but she wasnt too impressed... she kept backing up and lifting her front leg up, like she was going to rear. I managed to get her to walk to the gate (we have to go out the yard and cross a road to get to the riding paddock) but as soon as we got to the gate she done a huge rear and I thought she was going to go over backwards.. luckily she didnt. I got her to stand still, then got off and got the lunge line.. walked her down to the paddock & lunged her, she raced round like a complete loony.. after a while she calmed down a bit, and I got back on her... I was shaking before I even got on... I walked her round for a bit, she felt like a ticking time bomb that was waiting to explode.. I didnt attempt to trot because I knew it would end badly, I was tense & shaking the whole time.. after about a minute of walking round, I stopped her and she tried to rear again.. I broke down in tears, and had to get off because I was so scared of her... in my 8 years of riding, I've never met a horse that's scared me or even made me slightly nervous.. and I've ridden buckers, bolters & rearers.. sometimes all three in one.. but there was something about her that made me a nervous wreck.. I feel defeated, I don't know if I can get back on her..
My boyfriend was with me, and only got 2 pictures of me on her.. both with me looking tense and nervous.. second one is of her going to rear after getting back on her..