Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
If a horse spooks into me, I make sure it's the last thing they EVER even think about doing again. Remember when I told you about my old gelding who "spooked" at a leaf and ran up my shoulder? There's a reason that was the last time he ever did that. Because I made sure he thought he was going to die if he ever even thought of doing it again.
You can see from the pic I posted how big my gelding is. That was him as a 2yo. He's now a full 8" taller and a good 500lbs heavier. First time he spooked into me, he got the CTJM to end all CTJMs. Now, he's extremely careful about remembering where I am if he gets a little looky, even. (He's not a big spooker to begin with, but when he does spook, it's kinda scary 'cuz of his sheer size). Even when last summer the farrier approached him and he freaked out (reared, spun and bolted), he was very careful to keep his crazy away from me. Yes, I was still hurt, but it was more my fault than his (didn't let go of the lead rope in time and got dragged with my face in the dirt and dislocated my middle finger).
Do not tell me I can't...because I will show
you that I can.