horse layed down during trail ride? - Page 3 - The Horse Forum

 6Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 25 Old 11-07-2011, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,292
• Horses: 5
haha I was more mad at him it was my saddle I just had fixed from my Quarter horse bucking my off, and now he was rolling with it on. I had gotten off to work with him and when I got to his head he dropped rolled, rolled, layed there looked around and then desided to get up and shake off. Also I was planning ot get him finnished out by sending him to the trainer to get him a well rounded horse. So that I don't have to worry about that, he's growing and he's getting close to 16.3hh. And its scary when he has his tantrums. But such a loving horse.
kait18 likes this.
HarleyWood is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 25 Old 11-16-2011, 08:39 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Resaca, Georgia
Posts: 424
• Horses: 0
We were riding at the beginning of summer, my hubbys SSH was following me, we were in a trail that was VERY sandy and had some deep sand brought in and apparently fairly freshly put down. My hubbys horse did the exact same thing... he dropped his head, smelled, pawed once and down he went. Hubby got off, yelled and kicked and the horse got up, shook off and looked at hubby like "WHAT?????"

That same day, we had just crossed a river and were standing on a deep sand bar with pretty white fluffy sand, Hubby knowing better now was not in the middle of the sand but at the edge on some rock. My mare was standing quietly while I spoke with some other riders, she then absolutely dropped like a rock, no smelling, pawing or anything. But she dropped and tried to roll in the pretty white sand. I got off her and yelled and kicked her to get up and she did.. but she did look guilty. Not like hubbys horse who had no idea why he was being yelled at. Hahahah!

Now we know better and will watch closer when they are sweaty and sand is around.

Rhonda
RhondaLynn is offline  
post #23 of 25 Old 11-16-2011, 02:01 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 371
• Horses: 1
My 12 y/o paint does the same thing. You get him in a sandy spot on the trail and he'll lay down to roll. We sent him to a trainer for 30 days to help us with it. We do have to keep on him when we are going through sandy stuff. If we think he is thinking about it we make his feet move faster. Good luck. Not an easy habit to break. It's good to here you had him vet checked.
BellaMFT is offline  
post #24 of 25 Old 11-19-2011, 05:20 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Georgia USA
Posts: 6,480
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saddlebag View Post
The next time you ride and he goes down, get off and pull his head down so he's laying flat. Sit behind his head and hold the reins so he can't get up. .
Good plan. I had a horse that did this several times. I sat on his neck, while pulling his nose up. He was stuck. Ruined his day sorta like he had ruined mine. He never tried it again.

Sending him to a trainer may be the safest plan. You could really get hurt playing around with him.

Celeste
Celeste is offline  
post #25 of 25 Old 11-19-2011, 05:56 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 17,193
• Horses: 0
When the horse lets out a big sigh, he's accepted his fate, that he's vulnerable to attack and is going to die. Then you, this wonderful person, lets him up. I've had this work with sand, dirt and puddle droppers. Never had to repeat it.
Saddlebag is offline  
Reply

Tags
gelding , paint , trail , trail riding

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to prep a horse for a long trail ride? musicalmarie1 Trail Riding 13 07-20-2011 05:05 PM
Suggestions for getting older horse in shape to trail ride again. Palomine Trail Riding 7 01-23-2011 07:05 AM
What are you supposed to do if your horse is bitten by a snake while on a trail ride? CloudsMystique Horse Health 2 09-20-2009 12:08 PM
What age for first trail ride alone?( people...not horse ) Bitless Trail Riding 30 04-20-2009 11:59 AM
Kansas Horse Council Promotional Trail Ride KANSAS_TWISTER Trail Riding 3 05-14-2008 01:04 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome