Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: ontario, canada
teeth grinding, i think its my fault
when I first got my horse he hadn't been riddin in like a year so when I started riding him he chewed on the bite and my trainer said he will probably stop soon, well its been 8 months since I got him and he hasnt stoped and less than a week ago he started grinding his teeth and its the most horrible noise I've ever heard! I thought it might be the noseband I put on to get him to stop chewing so I took it off one day for a lesson and he didnt grind his teeth so I thought I solved the problem but I was wrong I rode him again and he would not stop grinding! The noise drives me insane and I cought myself getting mad, and I feel terrible about it but it got to the point where I got so frusterated and anoyed that I had to get off. I think its my faulthe grinds his teeth. I've been so stressed latley that I catch myself getting flustered while im riding and can't seem to get my self to relax and I don't know what to do I almost started crying on the way home because im scared im going to wreck him but then my mom told me I just need more confidence and to stop stessing about wrecking him cause I've been doing a good job so far. Anyway sorry about the rant I was just wondering how can I stop the grinding? And what do you do if your stressed out and don't want to bring your stress to the barn?