The NEW Dozer's first trail ride
As much as I hate to admit it, I have to say, I am glad my trainer's husband is going to be the one riding Dozer instead of me. I am so comfortable on him in the arena but when we go outside it, I just get nervous. I feel I have less control and I hate that feeling. Dozer is an 18.2hh draft and he is 6 or 7yo. I'm not very strong and when he doesnt want to stop its super hard for me to make him. Luckily he doesn't bolt with me that often. I think he has only bolted with me once or twice the whole time I've had him. I have been working with him since the end of march and so far he has gotten light, better brakes, and has quit his bad habit of running up and down hills. I am nervous that he will bolt with me and I wont be able to control it because I don't know the area and if he gets too excited he takes off and there is no stopping him. I don't understand why I am so scared of him out on trails? Maybe because the only trail I have gone on with him was before I worked with him? I just don't get it! I use to own Bucking Tater and I wasnt afraid of him at all! I would take him places, he would buck, I'd stick it out, then I'd punish him by taking him in circles, and itd be over. What can I do to not be so... scared? Has anyone else been like this?