Does Your Horse Secretly Hate You?

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Does Your Horse Secretly Hate You? - Quiz

When you walk into the stable, you want to be greeted by a welcoming whinny, but more often than not, you'll just see your horse snort. Is he just being a horse, or is it something more? Could he secretly hate you? ? ?

You May Get

Uh-oh! He might hate you!

Based on your results, you seem like you're being too tough. You might be the kind of rider that is a little bit too hard on horses. It is important that the horse knows that you are the boss, but you need to remember that horses have feelings too. We know you love your horse - it's up to you to make sure that he knows too! With some work, though, you could be the rider that horses love!

He LOVES you!

You seem like the kind of person that horses love! Horses enjoy confident riders that they can trust not to hurt them or put them in danger. So not only does your horse love you - any other horses will too! Great job and keep up the good work!

He LIKES you!

According to your results, horses seem to ignore you. So he likes you, but he doesn't love you. Horses get worried when unsure and unconfident riders are on their back, so try not to worry! As long as you have confidence in yourself, your horse will too. Also remember that it’s okay to be a little bit rough with horses. They're stronger than you are. As long as you boost your confidence, you’ll be loved and adored by all of horses in no time!
Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You arrive at the stable and you're ready to ride! When you walk up to your horse's stall, what does he do?
    • A. 

      Prick his ears and pick up his head

    • B. 

      Walk to the back of his stall and swish his tail

    • C. 

      Snort and nudge you with his nose (looking for treats - as usual!)

  • 2. 
    When it is time to ride, how do you get on your horse?
    • A. 

      Bring him over to the mounting block, tighten the girth, adjust the saddle, and then mount.

    • B. 

      Hold the reins in one hand and mount from the ground. Once you're up, wriggle the saddle into place if it shifted when you got on.

    • C. 

      Make sure that your horse is standing still, which usually takes a few seconds because he is fidgety sometimes. Then ask your instructor to check your stirrups before getting on.

  • 3. 
    When you're riding your horse in a group lesson, what do you focus on while doing flatwork?
    • A. 

      C) I always focus on going into the corners and steering my horse the right direction – precision is key!

    • B. 

      B) I like to keep my horse going at a brisk pace – and I know that it is important that he knows I am the boss!

    • C. 

      A) I work hard to keep a good distance between the horse in front of me and the horse I am riding.

  • 4. 
    What do you think when your instructor tells you that you should start using a neck strap when jumping your horse?
    • A. 

      C) I’ll try using a neck strap. Anything that will improve my jumping will make me happy! I can’t wait to see if it’s a success.

    • B. 

      A) That’s a good idea – I certainly wouldn’t want to jerk my horse in the mouth because I’m pulling on the reins.

    • C. 

      B) Why would I need a neck strap? I doesn’t matter how you get over the jumps, as long as I am able to tackle the really big and exciting ones!

  • 5. 
    What kind of horses do you like to ride?
    • A. 

      A) I love to ride a new horse every so often to switch up the routine and get used to different kinds of rides.

    • B. 

      C) I like easy-going horses that will listen to my commands – I find that most horses seem to ignore my aids to slow down or speed up.

    • C. 

      B) I like fast horses most of the time, but I don’t mind the slow ones, as long as I have my crop in my hands!

  • 6. 
    How do you put your horse away after your lesson?
    • A. 

      B) I will un-tack my horse and then jump in my mom’s car to drive away before someone makes me wash him or something!

    • B. 

      C) I can never un-tack correctly, but I still give my horse a small treat for putting up with me.

    • C. 

      After un-tacking, I give my horse a treat if I have one and spend a couple minutes grooming and brushing him.

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