Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
I will not tolerate a horse that flies backwards or bolts (for a completely unknown reason). I'm known as the girl who will hop on anything western and get it fixed. I haven't come off a buck, rear, bolt, spazz-attack-spin, etc.
ST decided she's going to do the flying backwards, and if I'm not taking her on the trail, I will be carrying my crop with me from now on. I didn't have anything with me at the last show when she went backwards towards a group of people and kids and all I could do was jab her with my spurs and holler to watch out..worst moment I've ever had on a horse. At that point, I wouldn't have cared if I cut her sides a little with my spurs, I'll be ****ed if a horse I'm on hurts someone around. She's fine at home (not buddy sour in the least), but as soon as we get to a show and she's suppose to be somewhere away from her buddies, she'll have a fit that includes backing up and spinning..uneccesary and intolerable.
I also have no qualms about hauling on her face if she EVER bolts again unless there's a cougar, bear, or swarm of bees behind us. It's dangerous and uncalled for. If she spooks and lunges forward, there isn't an issue..but it isn't acceptable at any measure when I'm in the arena during a show. She almost ran into another horse in pleasure and it took all my strength to turn her over just the slightest so we wouldn't hit her, and then hauling on her face to get her to stop. It boggles my mind that she was the perfect angel in barrels, perfect halfway through pleasure, spazzed and bolted, and then returned to the perfect angel after I got her stopped..No idea what caused it, and she'd better hope it doesn't happen again for her sake or we'll be running circles upon circles until she's begging to stop and rest. Wanna run? We'll stop, we'll back, I'll cue to run, and we won't stop until I've had enough.
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