Make it fun for the horse?
Today I got thrown for the first time, I didn't lose any confidence nor was I hurt. Infact, I think I've become even MORE confident knowing now that I can handle a throw lol.
Here's why we think Tucker (The Horse) got pissed; He's my trainer's mother's horse, and she's been taking care of him for her. Her mother babied him a lot and let him get away with some things (My trainer fied this issue, he's not as much of a jerk and he's very fun and lovable) But, my trainer's brother is trying to use him for a rope horse and according to my trainer he's been a little rough with poor little Tucker. So now I think Tucker thinks his riders are ALL out to get him. I'm sort of worried now that he thinks I'M out to get him, and I adore Tucker, he's one of my favorite horses of all the ones I ride.
So, how can I help him understand I'm not there to make him my b**** or how can I make riding-time with me fun-time?
It's understandable if there's not much I can do, I'm not an experienced rider or horse person in general. But if there's any little things I can do to help him become more tolerant or be able to not feel as cornered and irritated, I would love to know, or if there's even something I can ask my trainer about doing for him. I'm afraid to ask her to tell her brother to stop being so pushy with him.