Working on getting more confident... she did FANTASTIC today! - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By hillree
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 Old 10-09-2011, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 141
• Horses: 1
Talking Working on getting more confident... she did FANTASTIC today!

I've had Bliss for almost a month now, and I've been having problems with her 'worried' nature as I am still gaining confidence myself. I wouldn't ride her anywhere outside the riding arena without another horse leading the way.

Then I read This is how we train a fearless trail horse! And I was like, okay let's try this! I rode her on the trails by herself, and she was amazing! Whenever she tensed, I got her into a faster gait, and it didn't take long for her to figure it out. She only spooked once throughout the whole ride, and I turned her in a couple circles towards the scary object and she was like "okay." XD We rode between trees, next to giant dirt piles, near a parked trailer, in a narrow fence opening, and we even crossed the scary bridge of certain death that caused her to bolt once! And for those of you who saw my other post about her not liking jumps that are new to her... she jumped a couple logs on the trail without even looking at them! YEEE!

Aaahh I am SO happy with her right now! I hope we keep improving like this!
Klassic Superstar likes this.
hillree is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 Old 10-10-2011, 10:23 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 539
• Horses: 0
Awesome! It's great to hear about people improving. You'll be old pros in no time :)
pintophile is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 10-10-2011, 10:49 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 2,164
• Horses: 1
Sounds like she's progressing well! It's amazing how much people can help us over the Internet isn't it? :)
amp23 is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 10-10-2011, 08:12 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,152
• Horses: 0
That's fantastic! The mares are always so brave once they get over their initial hurdles. You did great with her!

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 10-10-2011, 08:29 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11,869
• Horses: 0
That's wonderful! Confident riders make confident horses. Way to go!

Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, Capture the good times, Develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, Take another shot.
MHFoundation Quarters is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 10-10-2011, 08:58 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,797
• Horses: 1
Congrats! It will just get better and better! Have you thought of doing any trail obstical courses with her? You can make them at home. Walk over tarps, ride through a gate and open and close while on her, put things in a mailbox, ride by balloons, have her go through water, back through poles, leg yield over poles....all great things to do with a horse and great way to get your confidence at a new level! Good luck and have fun!
Klassic Superstar is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 10-10-2011, 10:48 PM
QOS
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Southeast Texas
Posts: 3,377
• Horses: 2
That is fantastic!!! Keep it up!

Enjoying my Garmin and mapping trails
Visit my trail riding blog at
dashingbigred.blogspot.com
QOS is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 10-11-2011, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 141
• Horses: 1
Thanks you all! I'm just so proud of her. I was ready to battle with her on the trails that day, but she really didn't take much convincing! I have clearly underestimated my horse.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Klassic Superstar View Post
Congrats! It will just get better and better! Have you thought of doing any trail obstical courses with her? You can make them at home. Walk over tarps, ride through a gate and open and close while on her, put things in a mailbox, ride by balloons, have her go through water, back through poles, leg yield over poles....all great things to do with a horse and great way to get your confidence at a new level! Good luck and have fun!
I've been thinking about doing that actually! Does it really help?
hillree is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 10-11-2011, 12:49 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,797
• Horses: 1
Yess it does help! So much! I highlysuggest it!
Klassic Superstar is offline  
Reply

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.



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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
a willing confident partner mramsay Horse Training 11 10-01-2011 03:22 PM
Candi Working today in the indoor. HalfPass Horse Videos 2 03-01-2010 08:51 AM
Confident horse free_sprtd Horse Training 10 04-28-2009 08:21 PM
I need to get more confident! xXx shannon xXx Horse Training 4 01-05-2008 06:39 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