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 ive 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. ive been so stressed latley that i catch myself getting flustered while im riding and cant seem to get my self to relax and i dont 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 ive 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 dont want to bring your stress to the barn?