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post #51 of 52 Old 04-03-2019, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Woodhaven View Post
My first horse would run away with me and this is on streets on the edge of a city, he was not panicky and did not spook just ran and I was too na´ve to even think of stopping him, except one time heading for a busy highway and me thinking I have to get him stopped before we get there, I am alive so you can guess I did.
This is one reason I do think just letting a horse run is not a good idea unless it is thought out carefully before hand.
He did get over it as I really rode a lot of miles on him ( wore out a set of shoes every farrier visit.)

Another horse I had I knew he would want to take off if I asked for a canter while out riding so I went into a cropped field and asked for a canter and he leaped ahead joyfully at a good hand gallop, the ground was heavy going and the field was a mile long. I just sat there and let him go and after about half way he decided that this is hard work and started to slow, I kept him going a little longer then politely asked him to come back to a walk and he did this quite happily.

different solutions per horse but neither one was running in a blind panic. But solved the problem with each one of them.

Neither of these solutions are good ideas for the rider in this post tho as she can not be comfortable at faster gaits.

yeah my loan just starts to really angrily trot... I have photos somewhere but the faces she pulls...

no way of stopping her normally she's way too stubborn so I either push her into a canter and make her work or I do a ors and the change of balance makes her easier to stop- its not just for bolting :))
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post #52 of 52 Old 04-04-2019, 03:18 PM
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Huh. Trigger and I do this almost as much as going forward... so many circles. Lots of circles. It keeps his feet moving while giving him a chance to 'come back to me' emotionally.

If you just haul back on one rein at a full gallop though, you'll lay the horse down like in an old west movie fall down, and you really, really don't want that.

I'd LOVE to know her take on the pulley rein, as asked by Dreamcatcher, though.
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