Originally Posted by Snizard93
From Monday I am loaning a 3 and a half year old Friesian. His owner doesn't have the time for him so I will basically be the only one working with him and riding him. Being a Friesian, dressage is obviously an option! I will also throw in jumping on the side for fun, but dressage is where he is expected to excel!
I have never done dressage before, only jumping and cross country. How would I go about getting into it?
I REALLY think you need to get organized and focused on one thing at a time.
You are FREE LEASING ( NOT LOANING) a 3 year old.
You don't know how to lunge or do in hand showing and I am wondering about your basic riding skills based on what you have posted so far(other threads).
The horse in question was broke at age 2 ( canter also..even if as was stated, unbalanced at the canter) and developed a splint...gee I wonder why. Although this was not your fault as you were not in the picture at the time. This horse needs to properly heal and taken back to the very basics.
This means ground work in hand and from your posts you don't have the skill set yet.
To me this all just smacks of an owner..the leaser..not you, using someone to get their horses started and not have to put any effort into it.
I can just see a year down the road with the owner taking this horse back and telling everyone how great he is and blaming any "faults" on you.