rwtag

Meet the Moderators

Meet the Moderators of these forums

Meet the Experts

Meet the Experts in these forums

Presently, there are no Experts to meet.

Your Horse Forum and Community

Got something to say?

Got something to say?

You are in... Forums > Riding and Training > Hacking > Getting started again with hacking

Go to most recent reply

Ben's Mum

Joined:

Sep 08

Posts: 1113

Ben's Mum says:

Getting started again with hacking

Hello all.  Ben is doing fantastically well and so I've decided to start hacking him out.  Initially I was too nervous so my friend rode and I walked alongside but now I've started to ride with her walking alongside.  We're taking it slowly and started off just going a 100 yards or so up the road but now we're getting further away from home.

Hacking is obviously nothing new to Ben but it is new to the two of us together.  Before now Ben hasn't been ridden out of any yard for approaching two years because of his leg problems and op etc etc.  Ben is coping well with going out but is understandably nervous because he has been safe and secure in the yard and now he is being taken out of his comfort zone.

Does anyone have any ideas on how I can make hacking more enjoyable for Ben?  I don't think we're going to have any long term problems.  For example we had a cyclist come towards us today and he was on his toes a bit but didn't actually do anything.  The poor boy has had such a hard time that I just want him to be happy and enjoy himself. 

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~ Sir Winston Churchill

Reply to this Topic 

 
.(Mo!!y).

Joined:

Dec 08

Posts: 410

.(Mo!!y). says:

Re: Getting started again with hacking

Hi,

Well done on over coming your nervousness (is that a even a word lol) and going out,

could u maybe take a friend with you on her horse? or would that make Ben too excited, or would u rather go out alone with ben? x

 

Reply to this Topic 

Page

Post a message in Hacking

To post a reply to this topic, please Log In.

Terms of use

Use of our community areas and forums is subject to important terms of use. By joining our community and using the features you agree to be bound by these terms. Read full terms of use