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    06-23-2013, 10:08 AM
Unhappy Dangerous Habit, please read :c

Okay, so I have had my horse now for about 7 - 8 months. When I first got her, there were difficulties mounting because she was green broke. We overcame them in a few weeks, and then never had a problem with them since. UNTIL spring turnout came around. She was out for a week before being ridden, as I had a minor injury, and then when she came back in, she was a little bit resistant to mount, but after establishing that she had to stand still (We put the fizzy-ness down to the spring grass) she was okay. However, this became harder and harder to establish, and then the other week, she stayed still to mount, but as I was halfway over (My right foot wasn't in the stirrup) she took off from a standstill at full pelt, and I stayed on for a few seconds, but she span around and I came flying off the side. She galloped into the open country, and although I managed to catch her, it has left me scared to ride her again. I have ridden once since this accident, and to get on I had to get her up next to a fence with my friend holding her. She is fine to ride, and will work in an outline/ do anything without resistance AFTER you have mounted, it is just the mounting that is upsetting her. We have had the back lady out and said that her saddle is fine and her back is normal and she is not in pain. What else could be causing this and what can I do to re-educate her? I feel like she actually wants to hurt me, I have never been scared to get on a horse in my life apart from this one
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    06-23-2013, 10:37 AM
My horse came to me with mounting issues, and the root cause of it was pain from lymes...not sure where you are from but you should look into that maybe...He was perfect once on but getting on he was so scared it was going to hurt. After I first got him we treated him and he was great for like 5-6 months, then spring came around and it started again. Like you, I thought oh its because of Spring...but I ended up re-testing him and he was having a BAD flare up...I've been doing a lot more ground work now after treating him, and I make him flex his head in for mounting and its like I have a different horse. My trainer moved, and I haven't had much luck finding a new one so I've been watching a ton of Clinton Anderson stuff (DONT HATE) and his methods have really been helping me.
    06-23-2013, 11:29 AM
When she does this do you get back on?,

Is she in season?

Has she picked up that you wont get back on her once she takes off like she did?

How are you mounting, are you rough when mounting? Pulling reins when mounting,?
    06-23-2013, 11:44 AM
Green Broke
When my gelding or mare gets a whim and decides not to stand for mounting, I immediately turn him/her in a circle for about 5 minutes (I know, makes your head dizzy). And, I'm not talking about a leisurely stroll here, I mean to get his hindquarters moving and work a sweat. Stop and then try to mount. If he stands, great. If not, back to the circling. After a few times, he gets it and stands. Now, you got to understand that I use a mounting block so the reins are in one hand and the mounting block in the other while we're all circling!! Quite comical at times.
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    06-23-2013, 11:45 AM
Have someone hold her for you to mount and mount her several times until she settles down. Continue to have someone hold her for you until you can do it on your own. You are very right, that is a dangerous habit and it needs to be fixed.

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