PIGROOTING!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!

by lilylovespebbles
(Australia)

Hi! I have a lovely 13hh Appaloosa mare named Pebbles.

She is beautiful to tack up and groom and to lead and just to do anything with..... as long and you are on the ground! I have just started schooling her instead of bush rides and she is not happy!!

When we canter she starts pigrooting (jumping on all fours) and at a trot she throws her head around, at a walk she is fine.

I have fallen off because of her silliness and I NEED HELP!!!! Her saddle and teeth have been checked. We will set up a dressage arena so that she doesn't bolt off to the other horses.

PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jan 10, 2014
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Hey there.
by: Anonymous

Have a friend come in and ride with you for the first few times, and gradually ask her to come, and leave, and come, and leave.

Dec 09, 2012
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pigrooting
by: horse trainer

you could try being more firm with her, firm but gentle too.

Dec 04, 2012
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She does!!
by: lilylovespebbles

Pebbles does respect me, she only does it because she has separation anxiety.

Nov 29, 2012
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respect
by: horse trainer

i think the first thing you have to do is teach her to respect you.

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