What to do when they spook....
Lately my 16 year old QH mare has spooked at large vehicles on the road. First it was a school bus, the next time it was a pickup with a yard trailer behind it.
I've always been taught to let the horse see the object, but don't over react if they spook, to keep on riding forward like it was no big deal. However, someone else said I should have turned the horse away from the vehicle and either stopped the horse or ridden in the same direction as the distraction.
What would you do? TIA.
"When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age, you splatter." -- Roy Rogers
Last edited by ridesapaintedpony; 03-25-2012 at 02:14 PM.