Oh no! I'm glad you are ok
Good grief, secuono! So sorry to read of that experience! You must feel miserable but hopefully not for long!
You have a good training plan in place and cannot go wrong with more ground work. Earlier this summer, I was going to put my driving pony back to work after a few year hiatus, with a quick ground refresher. Here we are in September and we’re still ground driving!
Partly because I am just enjoying refining communication through patterns and walks!
Oh no!! That was terrifying. How are you now? Glad to see your adorable horses to the rescue though.
Would you be relaxed riding on him again?Weirdly, I realized I wasn't afraid while he was freaking out. Just afterwards when the pain hit. Pun intended. But, unfortunately, I also could not think while he was bolting, so...ugh, that's no good! Lol.
I'm okay, trying to learn my new limits.
He appears to have a short mouth; I've heard that they have a harder time than horses with a long mouth. I've had a couple of horses with short mouths and it does seem to make a difference. He has an interesting whorl on his forehead. What a character!His new, smaller bit arrived.
It fits much more neatly!
Going to get it a soft hobble/curbstrap, as he flings his head around because of bugs and then the rings somehow whacks him & that further upsets him. Idk, he's so weird. The little nubbin, idk what it's called, that it hangs from seems to help slightly with the flopping of the rings.
But I asked him to back up several times, from the ground next to his side, and he was much more quiet & willing. So, that's a good sign. Wasn't able to drive him today, though, ran out of time.
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