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Re: [RC] help with trail shy gelding - Barbara McCrary

I now have a nice 9-year-old gelding that doesn't spook.  It's so weird to discover that the horse I'm riding doesn't spook. I became to used to it and so defensive.  I'm too old to crash and burn; it hurts more than it used to.
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Paus
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] help with trail shy gelding

Agree and agree.
I've had my 19YO horse for 10 years. He was a major spooker than and he still is now. After years of riding like this, I can tell you, it is so nice to ride my mare or other gelding who are not by nature spookers. The older I get, the more important it is to be able to just get on a horse and ride down the trail with no issues.

Barbara McCrary <bigcreekranch@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
  My observations:  1) Sometimes it is not possible to take the spook out of an individual horse...they're hard-wired that way. 2) A confident rider has better luck than a timid or fearful one.

Chris Paus

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Re: [RC] help with trail shy gelding, Chris Paus