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June 22, 2011

How do i calm my pony down?

Filed under: Info — Tags: , , , , — kktrax @ 12:00 am

Tomorrow I’m showing him, and I just found out that I’ve been to this place before. Last time I took him there, near our trailer was a group of girls jumping on a trampoline, which I find irresponsible on the kids part, if not the parents. This completely freaked my pony out, and I couldn’t calm him down when we got into the ring. We placed last in all our classes, and more importantly, he almost dumped me, and I was scared that he would end up hurting himself. While riding him, how can I calm him down?

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    1. Rather than trying to fix the riding problem, look back at other factors, which most likely make up the problem. what are you feeding him? Is it a heating mix (Does it cause him to go hypo)? Does he have too much grass? Could you use a softer/stronger bit? Have you ridden him enough, or was he just excited because he hadn’t done anything in a while?

      I use this stuff called Alleviate, I use it on my ex-racehorse, it works wonders! I tried to provide a different answer that focused on the horse, and not you, because you weren’t the one who got the fright from the trampoline. Good luck, hope I helped!

      Comment by Koug — June 22, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    2. Talk to him soothingly. You know you could get these special remedies to calm him down. I think its called water rescue remedy or idk!

      Comment by TwilightGal — June 22, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    3. i find that talking to my horse really helps when he’s nervous. you may feel weird doing it, but its like a reassurance. its like "hey, you know me, you know ill keep you safe. im up here! you’re okay". try it out 🙂 also show him "scary" stuff before hand. flower pots, flags, children on trampolines, strollers, etc.

      Comment by lyla — June 22, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    4. talk to him don’t get anxious
      horses can read our emotions if you’re nervous or anxious your pony will pick up on that and get nervous
      but if you stay calm and talk to him soothingly, pet him
      when i go to places that my lease horse isn’t used to i bring something for him to play with
      like a jolly ball or a hand held lix it
      hope this helps

      Comment by Katie — June 22, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    5. DO TTOUCH BEFORE! it helps soo much!

      here is a video on how to do it!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkb_K0xvmZI

      Comment by Madison — June 22, 2011 @ 12:00 am

    6. u can use lavender oil and massage it into his muzzle or body. it i s calming for animals and people

      Comment by 8belles<3 — June 22, 2011 @ 12:00 am

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