Please help... How should I react on that?
Long story short: I went on a trail, down the hill we sometimes canter on (from the other direction), when we were down Candy turned around and went crazy. She cantered, bucked, etc... I managed to slow her down, we turned and when we came to the same place she did the same thing.
When she bucked the third time in a row (that's the buck I always fall down), I pulled on the reins hard. I never do that. I hate seeing things like that. But I did it and now I feel horrible.
So she stopped and she was doing that little dance on the spot, didn't want to turn and desperatly wanted to canter and do crazy things. I even couldn't get her to stop completly. She didn't stop dancing. I hopped down and took her in my direction.
She was walking ok, when we came to the spot she started troting. I made her walk around me. I think we made about 50meters like that. Then she calmed down and I could ride again.
After awhile the car drove in our direction. She jumped 3meters in the air, turned and cantered away. She doesn't do that to cars! Then she didn't want to pass that spot. Ugh... I went on other hill and trotted up. She stopped and turned because a dog was barking far away. We walked down then again trotted up. Then repeated this for half an hour, until she passed the barking dog. Then she was good.
I think this happened because she wasn't out on the paddock for three days (rain makes mud) and she had a day off yesterday.
But a real question is what should I do when she goes crazy? Let her canter and buck on the direction she wants and hope I won't fall down? Stay on and make her pass the spot she turns around?
What should I have done?
(I can't lunge her because it's all MUD)
And does this mean she doesn't respect me? Because she really wanted to get rid off me so that she could run.
Last edited by manca; 04-29-2011 at 12:43 PM.