Reply To: Relaxing a hot horse

ShilohsGirl Original Poster ShilohsGirl
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That’s the thing though. You can run this horse off his legs on the lunge line or around the ring, amd he’ll be perfectly calm on the ground and a lunatic under saddle. I’m a quiet rider, that’s why I always ride the greenies. He goes better after he has had a few days off, but gets excited to work because he loves his job so much.
We just started riding him in a multi ring double jointed snaffle with a flash noseband, which he really likes. I think he likes having things on his face, he’s insecure and likes being wrapped up. (Like swaddling a baby) I don’t like using a flash, but he likes it.
He’s a weird one, it seems like he goes against all the normal things you would do for a hot horse.

"Think of riding as a science, but love it as an art" ~George Morris