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brook

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brook says:

Tuesday night the rescue remedy is coming out !!!!

I need all of your good luck wishes for tomorrow, we have been having problems riding Tilly for quite some time now as she has learnt that rearing up is a very effective way to scare the hell out of the rider and she can then get her own way ! Obviously we have spent several weeks checking her tack, teeth, back and just  about everything else, we have also cut her feed right down and stopped giving her haylage, this has made a hugh difference to her behaviour but she was still rearing in the arena. An experienced friend has now hopefully ridden her through this and I now need to carry on the good work and start hacking her out again. 

 

I'm really scared of messing things up and undoing all of the work that's been done with her. tomorrow I'm going to take Tilly on a short hack in walk only with a friend riding Tenor, I know that I need to be firm but I really don't know what to expect from Tilly as she can sometimes back up and then rear if asked to go forward. Maybe a double brandy would be better than the rescue remedy lol !

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LeannePip

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LeannePip says:

Re: Tuesday night the rescue remedy is coming out !!!!

 you dont need luck! you'll be fine!!  just make sure you put some brave pants on and get a good song stuck in your head and sing away untill your hearts content! you may sound a bit crazy but it helps no end - i find it helps to pretend to be a cool dude - thats how i think about - and then i just shrug everything off - when pip has a tantrum the first toy to go out is the rearing so i just sit there like. yeah okay thats cool - you rear and then we'll carry on, k? it sounds mad i just ignor the rearing and she gets no reaction she'll go up upto ten times but they always give up if theres no reaction then we carry on - i have numerous videos of this! being a cool dude also keeps you relaxed so shes less likely to rear if theres no tension! good luck im sure you'll be fine - is it the same friend coming out with you as who has been riding her?

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leannemccabe

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leannemccabe says:

Re: Tuesday night the rescue remedy is coming out !!!!

 hi brook - sorry that was acctually me - above - had no dea i had two accounts! :L

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Tommytank

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Tommytank says:

Re: Tuesday night the rescue remedy is coming out !!!!

 Good luck Lyn, I know how hard it is to do, but think happy thoughts and imagine yourself as fearless with a big smile on your face doing exactly what you want to.  Try not to have any "I'm afraid thoughts" at all.  Think positive and ride positive - says she who's had moments in life where her legs have been like jelly at the thought of getting on Tommy 

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Tuesday night the rescue remedy is coming out !!!!

Thanks Leanne and Sam, a cool dude it will be then !! I know that they can sense it when you are nervous but I guess that i'll just have to fake it until I make it ! as the saying goes. It is'nt the same friend riding out with me tomorrow but she is very calm and so is Tenor so no problems there hopefully XX 

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TruStar

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TruStar says:

Re: Tuesday night the rescue remedy is coming out !!!!

I was told to stop a horse from rearing knot bale twine in the end of the horses tail take the twine between the back legs and tie the end on to the girth. The horse can`t rear because he needs his tail to balance. I never had to try it so I just hope it is true.

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lauralou15

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lauralou15 says:

Re: Tuesday night the rescue remedy is coming out !!!!

 Good luck :) 

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Tuesday night the rescue remedy is coming out !!!!

I'm sure things will be fine, Lyn,  rescue remedy before you start, and then lots of deep breaths during.

And yeah, the singing helps as Leanne says, as it makes you breathe properly, but whether you can actually think about singing in those circs, I don't know.

Grouse did rear with me a couple of times, but oddly enough only when I'd stopped to chat to someone on the road, and he thought we ought to be getting on with things, so in his case it was impatience ! And he never did it in company, only on his own, so probably a little bit of insecurity there as well.

Trudi's thing about the tail - yes, I can see the logic there, but I don't know that I'd want to try it !!

Good luck anyway, will be thinking of you and keeping fingers crossed :o)

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Tuesday night the rescue remedy is coming out !!!!

Thanks everyone for your support, I took Tilly out for her short hack earlier, we just walked around some stubble fields, I just wanted to walk her this time and not ask for anything ! She was very good and really interested in getting out again, no napping. I hope that we have the old Tilly back at last ! Next time I'll ask for a short trot and take it from there.

 

Trudi, I don't think i'll try your tail idea lol, sounds very interesting though !!

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: Tuesday night the rescue remedy is coming out !!!!

Glad it went so well Lyn, all that positive thinking obviously worked !!

Good luck for the next time and a bit of trotting :o)

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jenhavocmanny

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Re: Tuesday night the rescue remedy is coming out !!!!

Glad to hear all went well, hopefully she'll behave now!

  Good luck with the trotting.

Might try Trudi's rearing remedy on mine?  I usually go home if he starts!

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