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stacy hope

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stacy hope says:

Re: how can i get my confidence back on a hack with my new pony after i had a accident on the road?

hi i am really sorry but i am finding it hard to relax when bobby spooks :(

i no i have got to relax and not dig him with my heels but its really hard, and i am embaressed to say but some times it makes me cry, i no that is stupid and that, but i feel like i may not be able to give him my trust, but i trust him in the arena and in the field and most of all i even trust him at a show, so i dont know why i can not trust him,

im so sorry!

thank you xxxx

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Marian Pinches

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Re: how can i get my confidence back on a hack with my new pony after i had a accident on the road?

Yea I've heard that Richard Marx song, not sure bout White Horses though? Do you have a riding instructor? I really think you should do what Kirsty suggested - have a 'hacking lesson'. x

xxxx Bricky Boy & Dukey Baby xxxx

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stacy hope

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stacy hope says:

Re: how can i get my confidence back on a hack with my new pony after i had a accident on the road?

 

yeh i have a riding instructor, shes the person who sold me bobby lol. i have gone out with her today, he was as good as gold , its hard to explain hun, but do u get where i am coming from on this?

i bet u think will she ever shut up

xxx

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Marian Pinches

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Re: how can i get my confidence back on a hack with my new pony after i had a accident on the road?

Course I don't think that, lol! I completely get where you're coming from. I'm glad she went out with you today. You must try and have more faith in him, he sounds like a little treasure. How did you feel today? I'm really confident when hacking on the roads but I have to completely keep my wits about me when I take him in a large field as he is sooo full himself and becomes a bucking bronco! He gets so excited. It can be quite scary actually as he means to get you off. He may only be 13hh but he has a habit of getting his head right inbetween his knees and really tries to get you off. I have his teeth and back checked annually and I am positive there is no discomfort there - he's simply naughty and full himself, but I wouldn't want him any other way! Lol! x

xxxx Bricky Boy & Dukey Baby xxxx

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stacy hope

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stacy hope says:

Re: how can i get my confidence back on a hack with my new pony after i had a accident on the road?

i felt really happy today because i while i was hacking my boy out, we was chating and laughing at random stuff lol, but the thing is hun, is i do trust him, but i dont want the same thing to hapen to me, because i still have flash backs even to this day :( i dont no if thats  normall or not, aww he sounds really cute :D my old horse used to do flying bucks with me, id stop on till bwt the 6th n then i lost my stirups n then id hit the floor :P. but bobby doesnt do that  hehe!

xxxx

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kirstyndshaky

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Re: how can i get my confidence back on a hack with my new pony after i had a accident on the road?

course its normal!!it will take time, be patient and persevere, u'll get there in the end!!truly madly deeply by savage garden is "our song" so i sing that if i get sick of katy perry (i dare u to try it, just once!!its so funny!!) or singing the alphabet gets some fab looks!!

 

keep going and dont be scared to admit your scared (if that makes sense) it sounds like you really want to trust this pony, so dont give up just yet!

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stacy hope

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stacy hope says:

Re: how can i get my confidence back on a hack with my new pony after i had a accident on the road?

thank you kirsty and every one for all your advice! yeh i will try katy pery song and see what looks i get lol and i will let you no :P, thanks yeh i hope i will get there soon hun. because it can be anoying, if you get what i mean? i really want to trust bobby because hes a brilliant and gawjuss pony =),  i  will let you no how i get on

thank you xxx

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Jenny LH

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Jenny LH says:

Re: how can i get my confidence back on a hack with my new pony after i had a accident on the road?

Hi, i had a fall off my pony a few years ago, i was out in company and the other horse spooked at horses running in a feild, they both went galloping off and my pony turned a 90o corner and i fell off so did the other rider.

After this is took me a long time to get my nerve back, i went out with a friend, who had a really nice safe reliable horse. And she made me talk and sing all the way round or when i got scared to take my mind off it and in the end i leant to trust him again.

I kept him as i knew it wasn't him, he spooked because the other horse spooked (he is now retited), but i think you did right, as it is not worth it if you are that scared.

 

The lesson hacks sound a good idea, good luck and your new pony sounds really good.

Jenny

Scout, my beautifull little boy

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stacy hope

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stacy hope says:

Re: how can i get my confidence back on a hack with my new pony after i had a accident on the road?

thank you jenny, i am glad i know that some one else has experienced something, that can relate to my problems, so did the singing/talking work? i might have to try that then, my pony is only 6 so hes only a baby really, so hes bound to spook at things, if you dont mind me asking did you suffer from any flash backs?

love stacy xxx

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Jenny LH

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Jenny LH says:

Re: how can i get my confidence back on a hack with my new pony after i had a accident on the road?

Not flash backs as such but when i got to the place were it happened i was allways nervous to go by and wondering if the horses were going to be in the field and still am a bit to day. But i knew when i went by that point, (Scout) my pony didn't care it was just be who worried, and talking and singing did work.

 

As i didn't ride him for a few weeks afterwards as i broke by wrist as well, he was very liverly and i hated the feeling of being out of control. They all spook through even the old ones, some just worse than others, but as you get to know the new pony you will start to know when he spooks. When was the last time you went out on him?

Scout, my beautifull little boy

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