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rachelha

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rachelha says:

updates on the ginger one! beware beware the chestnut mare!!!

i cant remember the last update i made on here was.. so thought i'd post!

 

well its not been too good tbh! she is absolutely full of herself at the minute and the bucking, scooting and bolting only in canter has now become whenever she feels like it. she can be walking along all lovely one second and then she just snaps and goes crazy.

it never bothered me before but it really has started to affect my confidence.. i dont feel confident enough to ride her independantly anymore, she has to be clipped to a lunge line..

the other day she barely even broke into canter when trying to bolt and i just started crying my eyes out.. thats not me!

we have changed her bit from a french link snaffle to a waterford snaffle as she was just leaning on the french link and totally ignoring it. she much prefers the waterford and goes much lighter in it and it gives me that little bit more control when she does try to bolt. i also feel like i can be a lot softer with my hands - so far its been really good!

shes going to be a nightmare to ride tomorrow too as she has had 3 days off due to horrid weather :(

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJgmzfHohU8&feature=player_profilepage

{vid from the day we changed her bit :)}

 

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brook

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brook says:

Re: updates on the ginger one! beware beware the chestnut mare!!!

Ooops ! She's defo full of beans, piccie number 1, that's a very impressive buck ! I'm glad that you are getting on well with the new bit. I hope she's a good girl for you during the weeek. XX

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: updates on the ginger one! beware beware the chestnut mare!!!

I realy feel for you as I have a 17.2h Chesnut Mare ex-racehorse who spent alot of the time at first spending alot of time rearing, was warned about not to use an eggbutt snaffle as she would rear, she was rearing without any bit only a head collar, but changed to a french link eggbutt snaffle which was accepted now leads out in hand but rears when she gets jealous of me talking to any females oops help!

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Samantha24

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Samantha24 says:

Re: updates on the ginger one! beware beware the chestnut mare!!!

Glad your getting on better in the new bit, maybe she is sensing you lack of confidence atm and just trying it on even more. Just stick with it, you ride her very well and hopefully when she is turned back out will release a bit of energy,

 

Know how you feel mine is the same at the moment, have her on boxrest for 2 weeks, had an abcess so recovering, however yesterday (box rest for 1 week) my mum shut the gates and let her out in the yard area while she was mucking out for me as i was working and she almost badly hurt my mum when she went to put her back in, reared up, spun round and booted out at her had a paddy jumped the gate and bombed off with the rest of the horses and had great fun in a massive puddle splashing about in the field while my poor mum was in shock. Now Paris is crabby but never seen her anything like that beggining to wonder if shes a bit of an actress coz could hardly walk a few days ago!! horses esp chestnut mares who would have them!!

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: updates on the ginger one! beware beware the chestnut mare!!!

I know you have probably had everything checked but personally i think i would have everything rechecked just to make sure. Do you lunge or freeschool her before you get on? Also have you ever just let go of her when she goes to bolt and let her canter around and then keep her going when she has had enough, this works with some horses but not all of them. i did this will a pony that was a bolter and he wore 2 riders out and he was still full of running!!!

The other thing i would be thinking about is letting her have a few weeks off and then set about rebreaking her. Hope you get your confidence back soon, i know how hard it is to get going again when the confidence has gone.

If it makes you feel any better i watched a video that you put on here a few weeks ago and you were handling her brilliantly. It gave me a kick up the bum to go and start riding Charlie again as he was like riding a time bomb last summer, he was very explosive at times!!!

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katz

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katz says:

Re: updates on the ginger one! beware beware the chestnut mare!!!

 Sorry to hear that your having a crisis in confidence but like madz has said its amazing that you havent had one before Ria is very much a tricky horse to ride and you have done a great job with her! Riding her on the lunge will help you both, I tried this with sky but my sis who was lunging us keep pushing her out right up to the fence and i ended up with a sore knee lol but it does make you feel better as you can concerntrate on riding not directing her around the school im sure if you keep doing this you will gradually rebuild your confidence and im sure anyone who says that they have never had a tearful moment when riding is a liar xx

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rachelha

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rachelha says:

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i have been chatting to sue palmer, a physiotherapist & behavioralist (if thats the word?!) and she is going to come out at some point just to make sure shes okay.. she wont lunge or free school which is annoying so hopefully she'll be able to help with that too! she is currently in the middle of a week off (havent decided how long i will give her off yet though) and shes just mental!

i have had a little breakdown before, but my YO wouldnt take no for an answer and would even ride her first to get rid of the fizz lol. then i just got used to it and it didnt bother me... shes just getting worse now and its not nice!! YO is going to start helping again too.. have put ria on a calmer now and im trying to give her as much turn out time as i can so hopefully that will help a bit too!!

we'll see!! thanks for all the kind words, i feel more confident already! :)

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