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Posted 10/27/2014 8:05:01 AM
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Hi
So I'm having this issue with my mare...about 2wks ago my mare bolted when I was working on barrels. The problem is my pattern is set up in an old wheat field so she has over 100 acres of running space. Anyway she was unstoppable for a while until she leaped sideways and I fell and sprained my wrist. Took her out there again on Sunday. While she took off again this time the other way and I pulled my back out almost flying over her shoulder. It isn't the barrels as I was not even doing barrels when she took off last time. It is when I push her and she is hot and ready to quit. She only does this in this particular place and it is really unsafe as all of a sudden she just goes. I can probably turn her but I don't want to turn her into the field as she might run out to the neighbours. It is not safe and not fun. We are also 1 farm away from a major highway and I don't need her getting hit on the road if she gets loose. Any ideas? She is a sweetheart the rest of the time and she is great at doing barrels in the pasture and trail riding.

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Posted 10/27/2014 10:55:57 AM


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Turn her in the smallest circle you possibly can. In that area, don't ride her at a canter or a gallop for a while, but work with her at the walk and trot.

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Posted 10/27/2014 3:06:11 PM
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eventing_tough (10/27/2014)
Turn her in the smallest circle you possibly can.

If she's truly bolting, there's a decent chance you'd pull her right off her feet if you did that.
Try an emergency stop (plant one hand in her neck, lean back, and pick your other hand straight up and back hard) and if that doesn't work, turn her in a big circle and spiral in smaller as she slows down. Never use two hands at once to try to stop her; all she'll do is lean on you because you're giving her something to pull against.
If you can feel when she's about to bolt, spin her in a circle before she bolts.

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Posted 10/27/2014 3:57:48 PM
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I was worried about pulling her over as well. I'd rather ride her out then be fell on. I will try those ideas next time I work her! Thanks


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Posted 10/28/2014 2:23:20 PM


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#HereWeGo (10/27/2014)
[quote]eventing_tough (10/27/2014)
Turn her in the smallest circle you possibly can.

If she's truly bolting, there's a decent chance you'd pull her right off her feet if you did that.
Try an emergency stop (plant one hand in her neck, lean back, and pick your other hand straight up and back hard) and if that doesn't work, turn her in a big circle and spiral in smaller as she slows down. Never use two hands at once to try to stop her; all she'll do is lean on you because you're giving her something to pull against.
If you can feel when she's about to bolt, spin her in a circle before she bolts.

-Hannah[/quote]
yea,dont use 2 hands to stop. my mare leaped out,around 6 feet from the ground.


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it might help if you learn how to ride ;)
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Posted 11/3/2014 4:05:37 PM
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[quote]barnrat (11/3/2014)
it might help if you learn how to ride ;)
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Maybe it would help if you weren't an ignorant troll (;

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