Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove
Has anyone ever gone through this?
Yup...happens. My well trained FEI horse that could do halt to canter suddenly "forgot" how to do trot to canter and his circles were terrible. I did what was already suggested. I worked on the simplest things and praised him for the slightest effort....much like what you would do for a newly broke horse. Even though I had a competition comming up in a month I worked on the simplest and easy things that were not even anywhere near what he would be asked for at the upcoming show. I did that right up to 2 days before the show.
This is what you need to do. Hold your anger and frustration and work with what you have.
BTW...my guy won his class.