Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
If you are nervous about galloping on her, don't do it. Your horse will pick up on it and get nervous too. She may become uncontrollable, and may buck.
Another way to get her energy out instead of galloping if you are that nervous about it, is to lunge her for half and hour before you ride, to get her tired before you ride. Go through all her paces. That should get some energy out.
Another option, if the above doesn't work, is to buy some calmer for her. It worked for my mare, Sonya. She just had to much energy when we were training her, and it wouldn't come out after lunging.
Hope this helps, and good luck!
Sonya ~ 5 yr old Appaloosa/Welsh mare