10-26-2013, 05:36 AM
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Three days ago our weather drastically cooled off and my horse 'lost his mind' when we were getting ready to go out for a ride... Not really, but those that experience sudden weather changes will probably understand what I am talking about... I actually got off for my own safety and did some more ground work. Then I mounted up and worked him in a small area.
The next day the weather was still cool, but we had a much better ride since I was more aware and prepared (mentally) for any shenanigans.
Yesterday, I rode by myself. Our horse had a slight melt-down as we were leaving the front of our property. I spun and trotted him off and he responded well as he just needed something to get his attention and get his feet moving. The rest of our ride around the neighborhood was very nice.