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        10-18-2010, 08:07 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Scared to ride again :P

    Yep, I'll admitt it. I'm chicken to take out one of my horses. Since I started her, I had some issure with her canter. She was really really bumpy, and way off balance. She almost ended up throwing me over her head several times. I have not attempted to canter her since.. and do everything at a trot. Then, a while ago, I took her out on a trail. She spotted some horses off in a field and got excited. She turned around and started crow hoping, then jumped into a ditch. She slipped and fell, and I got thrown onto the road. I havent taken her out on a trail since.

    So now I've got a horse that I don't want to take out, and I can't lope her....

    I'm still taking my other youngsters out on the trails and loping them plenty.. its just this one that I can't seem to ride anymore..

    Help!!!
         
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        10-18-2010, 10:12 PM
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    Green Broke
    You need to get over that! You need to help this horse get over that. The longer you wait the harder it will be for you both. I would continue to work with her at home and at a pace you feel comfortable at. If you are nervous she will feel that and respond nervous. You need to just get back on and relax in the saddle. Take a deep breath and relax. Walk only if you have to. Just til your confidence starts to rebuild. Or if you just can't do it, sell her because its not fair for you or her to just sit around.
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        10-19-2010, 12:05 PM
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    Weanling
    Absolutely nothing is worth loosing your confidence in horses--do whatever you need to do in order to keep it.

    Why not canter her on the lunge or in a round pen--that way she can work on a smoother gait and you can gain confidence and observe her speed from the ground. Just make sure that your circles are large enough so she can keep and develop her balance while cantering.

    When you do feel prepared to ride her again, start slowly in an enclosed area at the walk. Slowly graduate to the trot, than small amounts of cantering (have somebody watching you may make you feel safer).

    If at any point you feel scared or cautious, get off! Teach her something else like groundwork exercises. The more you work with her (even if it isn't in the saddle), the more she will come to respect you as a leader.
         
        10-19-2010, 12:43 PM
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    Foal
    I know EXACTLY what you are going through. I got thrown off one of my horses this spring. I didnt get hurt, but it hurt my confidence. I have ridden him since, but let me tell you, I don't take my eye of his body language for one second, and Its only walk and very little trotting. Im tense, and he knows it, and it makes him tense. If only courage came in a bottle!
         

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