Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
The more I mess with Nelson, the worse it gets. I have learnt to just sit quiet, relax, breath and just leave him alone.
He is a fire cracker out on Fox Hunts, and I have to remain safe with him because I cannot interfear with any of the Hunt Members and riders who are all there together, but I cannot mess around with Nelson either.
He is like that on Trail Rides as well with other riders who are with us, especially if they are infront, when Nelson wants to be the one infront. In casual trail rides with other riders, Nelson gets to go up front, he is quiet and at peace up front.
Unfortunately we cannot do that on a Hunt since the Elder riders who have far more seniority than I are up front, I have to remain in the back - so I circle alot, without getting in his face. I sit deep, relax, don't tense up and just sit. He jigs the whole ride, but there's nothing I can do to change that, so I just leave him alone.
I put him in check periodically, Pull relase, pull release action - but most of the time, his brain is out in left field in those high action packed scenario's.
Wish I could hold Nelson back - no luck for me.
Last edited by iridehorses; 02-20-2010 at 09:22 AM.