Horse being too good?
Yesterday I rode this horse that is "hard", but he is a good boy. When I rode him I felt like I was doing everything wrong, and he was basically saving my butt with everything. Like when kids ride a horse, and they purposely are good, and jump all the jumps even when the kid is flailing around, etc, but when an experienced person gets on they let all there quirks and problems out. Well I've ridden this horse many times and he does have problems that I work with him on, but now I'm missing spots to jumps and I don't have my leg on, and he takes everything for me, fixing my mistakes, therefor i keep making them and i feel like a mess! Has anyone had a horse baby them like this before?
Yes, yes I have.
Two horses actually. Golley, and my old horse (R.I.P.) Amber.
Golley doesn't care what I do with him. I can do anything other than ride and he would walk were he was asked do what he was asked - even if I was juggling snakes just about.
Amber basically called me as one of her own little daughters.
She wouldn't let the other horses come within ten feet of me unless I asked them to me. One day I was brushing her and Brisco and Golley came up to about two horse lengths away. Amber took off running after them, chasing them off. Then she walked back to me exactly how she was and went to sleep like nothing happened.
I was riding her (this happened a few times) and I was slipping off of her, or bouncing in the saddle too much, or just not doing something right. Amber would slow down or extend her trot so it wasn't so bouncy or would stop so I could get myself upright.
She never did this with anyone else that rode her - just me.
I think it might have to do with the relationship you have with your horse or something. I have been jumping over a tiny jump with brisco - I keep getting ready either too early or too late. He would just keep going along slowly or stop until I got upright and OK again.
horses are truly amazing.
I had one like that actually got me to keep riding. I had taken a bad fall and broken my arm..due to the surgery I lost use of my hand for 6 months while the nerve regenerated and in that time also realized the horse I had, owned, wasn't going to work and I came extremely close to giving up riding completely. The horse I got following was a school horse and while he had that quirky, beginner rider act like a plough horse, advanced rider play up a bit attitude, he was a gem over fences and brought me "back," so to speak adding to my confidence. I still don't jump anymore or will ONLY if I am on a horse I can dead trust which are few and far between. I limit myself to ground poles at the most and then only usae those for training efforts for lengthening or stretching.
Did you know they have some mini horses in kids hospitals who just come and hang with them??
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