I am looking for a little advise on a new horse I have bought.
I will set the scene for you.
I have been out of riding for around 10/12 years. I have been thinking about starting again for the last 3 years and this year my new years resolution was to buy a new horse. Anyway...i have finally found a lovelly little selle francais.
She is 15'1, and has been out of work since november time as her owner broke her arm. (not on her).
I have had her for two weeks, I started with lunging and general ground work which she has been great with. I rode her last weekend and she was throwing her head around alot.
I have rode her again this weekend and she bucked to the point that I fell over...obvioulsy jumped straight back on and she was ok for a bit and then she started again and off I came.
I have spoke to the owner who confirms she has never done this before (ok she could be lying but I doubt it).
So basically I was wandering anyone got any ideas what could be causing her to do this...is this a general "i have had 5 months off whats with the saddle I want to do nothing again" and I just need to keep on her...if so any recommendations on ways to stop the head tossing??
Or could this be more??
Am I rushing her...or if I don't get back on is she going to think she has won???
She is currently on no hard feed..just hey and some carrots and apples.
She is lovelly in everyway apart from when she does this!.