More Comeback Stories
“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?