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Posted 2/3/2015 4:20:41 AM


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So ever since august, when i fell and lucy ran me over, she hasnt been the same...
I think it might be a confidence issue with her and me, its come to the point to where im scared to ride her.
Within 5 minutes of our ride, she's throwing her head up, bolting, rearing etc. just generally trying to get me off, and i thought it was the cold, but now im not so sure as its been going on since august(actually its now worse...)

One of my friends, who went through this with her mare, thought it was a confidence issue in both of us. She said lucy seemed to be scared to hurt me again and is trying to get me off because she doesnt want to hurt me again.

Its like theres a wall between us, and i cant break it...

Im gonna try to get a video, but it might be like saturday or sunday, so you guys will have to wait....


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Posted 2/3/2015 5:34:18 AM


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There might be a confidence issue with you, but definitely not Lucy. If you're scared every time you ride her, she's gonna know that and think there is also something she needs to be scared of, or just knowing that she might be able to take advantage of you, so she does. I would first get the vet out, then possibly a chiropractor, and have a experienced horse person check your tack to make sure nothing is rubbing/pinching. If she's fine physically, and her tack is fine, I would recommend for you to get lessons on a lesson horse to build your confidence back up in riding, and then maybe have lessons on Lucy.



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It could also be Lucy saying, 'Aha, I misbehave and I don't have to work! This is brilliant!' As my mom used to say, once they know how to dial your number, it's hard to delete it from their contacts. They know how to get you off and it's hard getting them over that.



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Check your saddle/other tack
she sounds like a tester, is that correct?

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Ash (2/3/2015)
lucy seemed to be scared to hurt me again and is trying to get me off because she doesnt want to hurt me again.

That is a whole load of bs, not to mention that makes literally no sense

If you're scared of her, you're not going to be riding her as well as you normally would so that's contributing to the bad behavior. Also, because you're scared, she thinks there's something to be scared of, so obviously she's going to act scared/want to get out of there.

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[quote]Ash (2/3/2015)
lucy seemed to be scared to hurt me again and is trying to get me off because she doesnt want to hurt me again.

That is a whole load of bs, not to mention that makes literally no sense

If you're scared of her, you're not going to be riding her as well as you normally would so that's contributing to the bad behavior. Also, because you're scared, she thinks there's something to be scared of, so obviously she's going to act scared/want to get out of there.

-Hannah[/quote]
Im not scared of her, im scared tor ride her...

ANd she's perfectly fine in the round pen/arena/whatever you wanna call it, its only when we ride outside of it she starts acting up.


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lucy seemed to be scared to hurt me again and is trying to get me off because she doesnt want to hurt me again.
That is a whole load of bs, not to mention that makes literally no senseIf you're scared of her, you're not going to be riding her as well as you normally would so that's contributing to the bad behavior. Also, because you're scared, she thinks there's something to be scared of, so obviously she's going to act scared/want to get out of there.-Hannah
Im not scared of her, im scared tor ride her...ANd she's perfectly fine in the round pen/arena/whatever you wanna call it, its only when we ride outside of it she starts acting up.

Yes, you're scared of her when you're riding her.

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[quote]Ash (2/3/2015)
lucy seemed to be scared to hurt me again and is trying to get me off because she doesnt want to hurt me again.
That is a whole load of bs, not to mention that makes literally no senseIf you're scared of her, you're not going to be riding her as well as you normally would so that's contributing to the bad behavior. Also, because you're scared, she thinks there's something to be scared of, so obviously she's going to act scared/want to get out of there.-Hannah
Im not scared of her, im scared tor ride her...ANd she's perfectly fine in the round pen/arena/whatever you wanna call it, its only when we ride outside of it she starts acting up.

Yes, you're scared of her when you're riding her.

-Hannah[/quote]
Yea...u thought you meant scared of her in General.


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Posted 2/5/2015 6:13:55 AM


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Your horse can sense that you're nervous which may also be causing her to throw her head and bolt when you are on her. What are you doing on her? I know that at my barn when horses do this generally they go to the chiropractor which helps a lot in the way they perform.

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The reason she is having no problem in the round pen/arena/small lot or whatever is because you are probably a hell of a lot more calm in there. Outside she can bolt and go as far as she wants or buck you off and run to the moon and you're afraid you'll never see her again. Dana is right too. She's thinking "oooh this is easy! All I gotta do is act up and she'll leave me alone! You should probably spend about 80% of your time with her on the ground re-establishing that YOU are boss not her. She knows she is bigger now and she needs to forget it.

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