I've been working with my almost 6year old TB exracer mare for the last 9months to get her comfy with being mounted, harder than orginially thought, I bought her from a selling yard that had schooled her as she had previous mounting issues, but I when to see her and she was pretty much perfect, till I bought her home.... The first time I got on her at home was awful, before my weigh was in the saddle she was up in the air walking on her back legs... me on the floor, screaming my head off.... Cause I put my back outta line.... Not nice and I was on rubber and sand.... Well after two months off for me and the horse (I got her back, teeth and saddle check in those months, the saddle was way too narrow for her and she had a sore back) so after both of us had our back re aligned by professionals, I started from basics, leaning over each this went well for 4-5times but then she started to panic again, so I started doing more ground work to build up our bond now she is fully trusting but still worried about it, I was think prehaps changing side might stop her from panicing, as Monty Roberts says to always rrepeat the action on the other side as horses sides are different.... Any thoughts?
I'm also looking into if she's cold backed, there's no major physical signs of panic but a few of the horses at my old riding school were cold backed...
I would really like to ride maisie this summer as she's a lovely horse and I don't want to have to sell her, like many people have suggested to me... I'm commited to get her back to her riding glory!
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