|Michigan, 3 year old TWH with Professional
Training ridden in snaffle and wintec dressage in small outdoor arena,
trails by advanced beginner.
Question: I own a 3 year old TWH. This gelding is very friendly,
with lovely gaits. My problem is when my horse spooks at new or unexpected
things, he spooks violently. I mean jumps over about 3 feet on the
trail. I've been able to keep my seat so far, but
From Panelist Liz
Your horse is still so young and had so little time going undersaddle.
Each horse can react to the unexpected in many different ways. With one
that is doing this I would spend much more time in contained area to work
in right (ring) now but also make it interesting with
From Panelists Carol
I feel that the thing for you to do is to study a complete training system that addresses your horse's two big issues: fear, and lack of control. Pat Parelli, John Lyons and many others have complete horse training systems that address the big problems like this. I think that it's best not to mix systems, pick the one that is the easiest one for you to understand and follow it.
Carol Camp Tosh
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