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10-26-2003, 02:21 AM
I have just recently fallen off my horse and now i'm to scard to canter and my horse is really bugging me to canter but i'm just not ready yet. has anyone ever had the same experience?
10-26-2003, 09:39 AM
I've never had that perticular experience but you need to get back on. Your horse doesn't understand why you're afraid of him and the longer you wait, the harder it will be for you to get back on. My advice is to get back on and maybe have him walk slowly until you feel more comfortable. It's not like your horse threw you, right? If you fell down the steps, you wouldn't stop using them you would just be more careful. Get back on your baby and start enjoying him again. Good luck and let me know how it goes!
10-26-2003, 10:35 AM
VERY nicely said 'too crazy... :-)
That has happened to me before, a long while back. I did NOT want to get back on after the first time I fell off. But you know what I realized? My baby did not do that to me on purpose, but everytime I got on, I was scared. Don't be scared, it creates tension between the rider and the horse, and initially, all communication is lost. When you get on him, remember the times when you loved getting on him and riding around the arena or trail. You fell off by, what, losing balance? ::most likely:: That happens, don't worry about it. I didn't, (after awhile) and I still have my baby years later.
Good luck and please let ud know how it goes!
10-26-2003, 10:43 PM
Emroul= well i didn't lose balence he is a very stumbley horse and he shied at a truck and fell over and yeah thats what happened.
'too crazy=i'm not afraid to get back on infact i've riden him 4 times since i fell.
10-26-2003, 11:01 PM
Well, as long as you are not afraid WHILE riding him, there should not be any problems. Any one that rides a horse enough falls off every so often. Either by losing balance, the type of experience you took place in, or miscommunication between horse and rider. Either way, I would not worry while riding him, keep a good grip, make sure you are on constant alert of things that may come off as being "threatening" to the horse (even though they can spook at anything, being alert certainly helps the horse know you are in control, and makes him feel better and safer in return). I hope this helps, and keep your chin high!
Happy trails :)
10-27-2003, 11:59 AM
I'm glad to hear you have gotten back on him. Just take it nice and slow. Is there anywhere you can go away from traffic or anything that could spook him again? Sounds like your on the right track. Keep up the good work!
10-27-2003, 06:18 PM
with semi trucks or vehicles going by. She decided the problem was 'shoosh' sound they makewhen they past by. When she knewthere was one coming especially from behind she would start making a similar shoosh noise getting progressively louder as the truck approached. It seemed to make him alot less nervous. Also try not to tense up in anticipation of a problem. Staying as relaxed as possible sends the message that there is nothingto worry about. Good luck. Give your BEBE a kiss from me. (i can't ride anymore, but i used to!)
10-27-2003, 08:48 PM
Why can't you ride anymore, crazeemama, if you don't mind me asking?
10-27-2003, 08:57 PM
five years ago this past summer, I was hit by a mini van. I was a pedestrian. So... Now i walk with two canes. There is alot of nerve damage in my back and it affects my feet and legs. I also had a broken pelvis. there was also knee damage (3 surgeries on the left, now they are looking at replacing both!) shoulder &arm damage - ripped bicep tenden torn rotar cuff. blah blah blah.....
Lets just say sitting on a horse is no longer an option. But, I am not in a chair and i am grateful for that.