More Come­back Sto­ries

Horse & Rider - - We Hear You -

“Set­backs and Come­backs” (From the Ed­i­tor, Novem­ber 2016) re­ally hit home. Your ad­vice to your son about get­ting back on the horse is right on the mark, but lit­tle kids take spe­cial en­cour­age­ment. It also helps nur­ture horsemanship if the horse be­longs to the child so he can un­der­stand the part­ner­ship that comes with tak­ing care of his an­i­mal.

And when one of your chil­dren gets dumped or has a run­away, all you can do is watch and pick up the pieces after­ward.

KARLA CHRIS­TENSEN, Mon­tana

I got thrown from a lesson horse and broke my back. I de­cided that rid­ing

QOur Ap­paloosa geld­ing had a beau­ti­ful mane and tail as a wean­ling. As a yearling, his mane and tail thinned. We showed him with a roached mane that sea­son. His 2-yearold year, we tried a small tail ex­ten­sion, but by mid-sea­son his tail had thinned to the point that we were barely able to braid in the ex­ten­sion. What can we do?

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