Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Just a suggestion - something I started doing to train Mia but that I'll probably do for the rest of our lives is take her out for a walk on a lead line. It has helped her to calm down and be less reactive, but I also enjoy it. I like riding too, but walking her like a dog isn't bad.
The neighbors think I'm weird, and I do sometimes need to return with the pickup & a shovel, to clean up after her. But any horse that still has a life worth living can walk at the end of a lead rope, and they are surprisingly companionable doing it. Mia has a very unique & expressive personality. She makes me laugh. If an injury prevented her from being ridden, I wouldn't get rid of her.
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)
Last edited by bsms; 02-21-2012 at 09:52 AM.