I lounge her ussally beofre riding first to get her yay ya's out then I add in the side reins and she is really good for all of that. I do a lil ground work before getting on her to make sure she is really paying attentiona dn isnt on top of me.
Today I didnt lunge her, cause she seems so nice and calm and wanted to tak her out to the outdoor arena (I have been working her in the smaller indoor for the last few weeks) and we didnt get 10 steps in the arena till she dead stopped (not spooky or staring at anything,not pinning her ears or acting mad or hurt) just dead stopped, she has been known to rear and ussaly does it when she wont move forward off my seat and leg so I tried to turn her in a circle, just for her to move her feet so she wouldnt be as easy toget up and rear. After completing my 15 meter circle she dead stopped again on the rail. This time I used my voice telling her its okay just walk on, and gave her a nudge with my lower leg, she then emmeditally poped up ina 1/2 rear and I gorwoled and just tried to get her to move forward, in any direction but up in the air, she didnt..but did just shoot herself straight up in the air I saw her head come up adn (having been smacked in the head beofre like this) I moved my head to the side, but she wacked her poll right into my right cheek bone this happend 4 times in a row very fast. I now havea slight concosion, a very swollen right cheek bone that's fire engine red and is already starting to turn into a bruise. It was more scary and out of control feeling then hurt feeling. I got off and took her into the barn ( iwasnt going to ride alone with her like that)
Anyways after having some close friends come help me out put my horse away and iced my face and went home. I am now wondering what can I do to fix this, or start to fix this? I know all her tack fits. I know she isnt sore anywere, I know I should have lounged her before now. And stuck to the indoor arena.
Im now getting a new helmet.