Originally Posted by tinyliny
four months of riding a couple of times a week is nothing. It takes a long time to really know your horse, especially if your overall experience wtih horses is still young.
Can you do some trail riding? Can you have someone show you how to free lunge in a round pen? These are things that help build a connection to the horse. Also , sometimes hanging out in the field helps.
HOw do you know you are not connected? What are you expecting to feel?
I've had his owner show me how to free lunge, and have done it quite a bit. I also trail ride a lot, as where he is boarded there are some great trails. I've also spent the weekends just doing ground work and spending time with him. He just seems to have a very strong bond with the woman who owns him, as with anyone else including me he pins his ears quite a bit and it might sound ridiculous but I just don't feel he has any trust with anyone but her. He'll come up to his owner when she arrives, and just seems very bonded to her. Again, I don't want to make the wrong choice and I'm not sure how to begin or if this is even the right horse.