Hey all, I recently moved my horse to a new barn. The old barn was terrible, unprofessional,and had a bad instuctor. I learned nothing in the whole year I was there, really. So Of course I was SO nervous, I had been taking lessons at this barn for a couple weeks and decided its good.
So im loading Rose up to go, I am SO nervous. Is she pretty enough, is she to fat, she's to dirty, they wont accept her. I've never thought stuff like that. I know Rose is beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Those are the thoughts in my head the way there.
Then when we get there all I can really think about is getting her to calm down, and my goodness. When a horse is alert and watchful I swear they grow two hands:) She was towering over me, I knew she would never ever ever hurt me. But I was nervous, she wouldnt stand still. I get her in her stall, she calms down fast. She's checking out the barn and talking to her next door neighbor Comanche.
I had a lesson that day and expected to ride Comanche, but no, she wants me to ride Rose. The last time I rode Rose she had SO many issues. Falling into the circle, trying to be a saddlebred with her head carriage, not listening to my woahs, running at the slight touch of my leg.
We get in the arena, and im not going to tell all about the lesson. Just that all her "problems" were MY FAULT. I was shocked, yet happy I have this instructor to tell me. Its my fault she bucks, my fault her head is carried high, my fault she runs at a fly touch, and doesnt listen.
But when I fix MY issues, and ride the correct way to ride HER. OH MY GOODNESS SHE RELAXES, LOWERS HER HEAD, SLOWS DOWN, COLLECTS, STARTS BENDING, STOPS BUCKING, IT WAS AMAZING! I wanted to share that I am SO FREAKIN GREATFULL to be at this barn Why it took me a year to move her and me, I don't know but I am over the moon with happiness:) I smiled the rest of the lesson. Rose was so happy that I've "come to the light". Im happy just writing it down:) Sorry for it being so long if you read it. I couldnt keep my happiness to myself. My parents know nothing about horses so I can't really tell them. Just that im great full:) I have many many happy years left with Rose. Its about time I learned to ride her. Thanks!!!