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post #1 of 7 Old 06-06-2012, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Riding accident = getting back out there?

Well last Sept. Me and my horse were in a really bad trail riding accident ( well I guess we were just riding around ther county area). Anyways the accident involved a combine and us getting hurt and yeah don't really wanna talk about it but anyway I tried getting her back out and she freaks out even if she just sees a car. I tried tacking her out with a friend that's calm but she still kinda freaks out.
Does anyone know what could help with this?
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post #2 of 7 Old 06-07-2012, 09:06 AM
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I would stop hacking for a while and focus on groundwork and rebuilding a good relationship, her trust and confidence. Lots of flatworm. I would then introduce things in small doses and controlled. Short hacks at a walk - even if it's just down a ways and back. Let her feel comfortable around car.
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I would go back to ground work and grooming

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post #4 of 7 Old 06-07-2012, 09:30 AM
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Agreed with everyone else. She needs time, and so do you. Work with her on the ground and don't rush through it.

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I would stop hacking for a while and focus on groundwork and rebuilding a good relationship, her trust and confidence. Lots of flatworm. I would then introduce things in small doses and controlled. Short hacks at a walk - even if it's just down a ways and back. Let her feel comfortable around car.
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I do think that our relationship got better. What kind of ground work do you recomend? Yes I do need to get her used to cars! :)
Thanks for the advice!
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I would go back to ground work and grooming

Good luck
that's what I have been doing :)
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Agreed with everyone else. She needs time, and so do you. Work with her on the ground and don't rush through it.

Good luck
Sounds like a good plan I think I am just as scared as she is but I think that I do pretty good of hiding it! I think we both do need time....
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