[RC] [Guest] Not really endurance but ... (kinda long) - Ridecamp Guest
Sorry this isn't strictly endurance but ...
I have a friend who has a 8 year old TB/Appaloosa that was broken in when he
was about 2 or 3 and then not been ridden or worked until about 3 months
ago. He has always been stabled etc so has plenty of human contact. She
started off just jogging him behind a truck to get him to lose weight and
has been riding him around the roads now for about 1.5 - 2 months solid, as
in 6 days a week. The problem is he shys - and i mean badly! He doesn't
just stop and stare - he slams the brakes on (no matter what speed you're
going at) and then tries to turn around and run home! He's been going
around these same 3 blocks for the whole 2 months and i just think enough is
enough! What do you guys think? Will he ever quit it? He's even getting
slightly worse i think - even to the point of shying at grass moving in a
breeze. Has anyone got any suggestions? I'm afraid it was me he'd be down
the road - i know it's only 2 months but he's dangerous!
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