Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NW Ontario, Canada
Reschooling the exracehorse- Ideas?
At my barn, my instructor bought 4 new school horses.
Kelly -TB, gelding, 12 y/o (now 13)
Newton - Appy/QH, gelding, 5 y/o
Betsy - Welsh/Morgan, mare, 5 y/o
Charity - TB, mare, 5 y/o
Now, all are excellent to ride and are used in daily lessons, except for Charity. Charity had just finished the track a month before she was sold. I've rode her on the lunge line, bareback and under saddle. We are currently reschooling her, trying to get her to relax and take things slowly.
Is there anything I can try with her? She is really sweet, and does lunging nicely with no problems. After like 15 or so minutes of lunging, I get on and we slowly walk only around, stopping and going and sometimes, little backups.
Thank you for any ideas. =] Charity is my summer project horse.