Originally Posted by Horse Dreamer
See here's the thing. I don't believe she's crazy and uncontrolable. I just came in form working with her on the ground, which is about all I'm really comfortable with doing at my level. She caught and haltered in a 60 acre pasture not problem. I led her around and after 3 corrections to stop walking after I did she fell in line. I didn't even tie her I just through the rope over her neck and brushed her entire body including underbelly, and hooves down. Again untied I also had her lift both her front hooves, I'm not really brave enough yet to do the back. She didn't move a muscle. I and the trainer really think that there is just something in her past that says stay out of my saddle. I can even put a child on her tied and she's fine. The trainer really just felt that we need a more docile horse. Molly has a lot of spunk and speed for what we are wanting right now. I would like to have her trained because we think that she would make a good cow horse with how we've seen her move on her own, I just don't have that $$ at this point and I have 2 little ones who want to ride and myself. I think after what I've heard from everyone is that breeding is really a bad move, so I guess I will continue to advertise her honestly but if I come into the funds I will see about having her retrained. Thanks for all ya'lls opinions they really help.
ok. This is annoying me. What I bolded, that is. Here they are in order of bold:
1) if your not comfortable with anything on the ground, how do you expect to be comfy in the saddle? Do you have any prior horse experience?
2) If you aren't brave enough to do the back feet you shouldn't have a horse. I'm sorry, but they need their hooves, front and back, picked out.
3) You arent comfortable with her though you would put a kid on her? Even tied up, it's not a good idea.
4) You say you want her spunk and speed, but yet you can't ride her and aren't comfortable doing so? Doesn't that singnal you need a calmer horse?!
5) How could you think she would be a good cow horse?Have you seen anything that would make potential for one? A 16 year old unridable mare? Hmmm
6) you GUESS you will advertise her honestly? If you chose to stretch the truth about her, you won't be any better then who sold her to you.
If she was fine when you rode her, mabe your saddle doesnt fit, she doesn't like the bit, has the trainer checked? Post a pic of how the saddle is on her and we can judge it. Sorry if I sounded harsh, but its just MHO. BTW, if you don't mind me asking...how much did you buy her for?