Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Adirondacks, NY
• Horses: 0
oh my! That is no good during a ride! First off, was there any way that you could have been tickling him with something you were wearing? Any loose hanging things, or loose clothing? Could he have any sore spots in his back? Was there something in your pocket that could have poked him? Think of things like that first. If you rule out funny feelings, then tomorrow take him out on the lead line and walk him through these spots and see if he does it again. You may also want to lunge him a little bit before a ride...or maybe lunge him at these spots if you can? I'm not too sure what you can do about rolling like that. Ella did it once after I saddled her up, I unhooked her and started leading her out and she knelt down and laid in the mud for a second. I thought she was being goofy,,,,never has done it since.
Also, just wondering, is there any chance he has a tummy ache??