Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
So..I got a rodeo horse, pleasure horse, and trail horse..all in one ride today, haha.
She was worse heading out today than she was the first two times, but I could tell she was in a bad mood before I even got her out of the field, so I wasnt too surprised by that..but I was surprised by the rodeo we had of spinnin, bucking, and leaping in the poor neighbour's hay field. There's a strip that he doesnt plant so that we have somewhere to access the trails from, and she decided that after she spun about 120* that she'd do a leap into the hay that's planted and a buck as soon as she landed..I asked her to go forward again and she did the same exact thing..I spun her around about 10 times and asked for another forward and she finally went while she snaked her head around (not sure what she was trying to get..lol). After that we finally made it into the little trail I've been taking her on (just short ones, mostly to give her experience on the road) and when we came out to another patch of unplanted hay field I cued her into a canter and got the nice, slow canter that I've been trying to get out of her for months, lol. Mind you, this is the same strip we had a crowhopping/bucking fit on our last trail, just from the opposite direction. She was fine all the way home, an angel basically after that. She didnt even bat an eye at Brutis (neighbour's big mastiff that does his job as a guard dog very well lol), on the way up or back.
On our way back I almost managed to bring two dead trees down with my face..lol. I couldn't see a better route (new shortcut we found that runs parallel to the road) and had her go through a little patch of dead branches and I guess my arm wasnt enough to catch them, because my face caught most of them and I brought half the trees with me, lol.
I just can't seem to figure out why it's only on the way out that she's a spazz?
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