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    07-29-2011, 06:36 AM
Riding on the beach, help?

Hi guys, I have a difficult situation.
I have been riding for 8 years and have been to the beach before, I loved it but I used to loan a polo pony that would chase after the horse in front and I didn't like it I have only slow galloped before and am afraid my horse bolts off with me.

My first horse, Mystery, used to be a riding school horse whom had been to the beach 1-2 times before. I had been offered yesterday to take him with other people at the yard to the beach. I was really excited but I remember I had been told he was like a "race car" and he ditched a woman by galloping and spinning round I have only owned him since February but I have known him since I was a little girl, I had him on loan when I was 11-12 and I'm now 16.

I know it seems silly, but when it comes to gallop I have no confidence I need advice on how to slow him down as a girl at the yard told me he "wants to go" all the time this scares me really..

We're going next week, I'm excited and scared at the same time Here's some pictures of him with the riding school in 2009, it's been 2 years since he's been lol He is the really white one The last picture is me and him recently, he is no longer in the riding school because he rolled with people, he was fed up but I have gotten him out of the habit, took a while though He was a companion horse for 2 years but got given to me when the horse he was keeping company had died.

I should also mention, he is about 20-22 years old but trust me, he doesn't act like it AT ALL he's bolted with me in a field once, but after a few strides when I said "woah" he slowed

Any ideas would be great, I thought about letting another rider who can gallop on him first, but my dad thinks im being silly lol.
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    07-29-2011, 07:32 AM
The simple solution would be to ask the people you are riding with to not gallop until you are dismounted and safe. That way, you don't need to get anxious and uptight trying to hold him in.

Building up your confidence is definitely a good idea. I would also suggest you learn how to use a one rein stop, and how to use it to stop a bolting horse.
    07-29-2011, 07:33 AM
Well...I'm confused. Lol It's almost 4am, maybe I missed something. Is he only running off when the others are running too?
    07-29-2011, 08:37 AM
I agree with Chiilaa just simply ask if they could wait till you are dismounted for them to gallop if you don't feel comfortable doing it because your horse will know if you are frightened at all and that is just not good. Just build up your confidence little by little and eventually you'll get there.

Yes the one rein stop is one of the most valuable things you can learn in case you are in any situation where the horse takes off unexpectedly which is usually the case.

Good luck!

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