Nine napping fixes
Jason Webb’s solutions
1 ARE YOU READY TO TACKLE THE ISSUE?
If you have a nappy horse, it’s important to be mentally prepared to manage the problem. Make sure you break the problem down by asking yourself a few questions. What do you think is causing this behaviour? Nine out of 10 times there’s a logical explanation but you might need to look at it from a horse’s point of view to understand what’s going on. Can you manage your horse’s direction effectively? When was the last time you asked your horse to make an effort? For example, this could be pushing your horse into a canter. Are you making the right thing hard and the wrong thing easy? Nagging and being inconsistent with your aids is a main contributor to napping. Can you control your thoughts so you think, ‘I will do this and not ‘what if’. Having a plan keeps you focused.
Being clear and confident with your aids can prevent napping