Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
It is a dicipline problem. It is ok for a horse to get excited on a hack, It is not ok however for them to misbehave because they are excited.
I expect my horses to hack out in a group and whilst they may get excited I expect them to walk trot and canter sensibly in a group and go back to walk when asked. I expect that the only sign of excitement should be that they are quite forwards.
I expect my horses to go for a good gallop up a hill in a group and to come back to walk sweetly and quietly when told to, WITHOUT a fight.
It is a discipline problem, you need to remind the horse that you are the boss and she puts her feet only where you tell her to and nowhere else.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT