Background to the thread:
A response to a question I asked on Facebook this morning.
Rules for joining in:
This is a generalized thread, NOT I repeat NOT intended to be personal, but a collection of thoughts in one place.
OK, my beautiful Emmy, who I posted about on a local trainers board this morning.
I have a gorgeous arab mare, well started a few years back under English saddle, but has had a couple of years off. She is highly reactive, read scaredy cat, but is getting better as we work together on the ground. I would like to start her again western, and am debating the pros and cons of sending her out to be restarted, or working with her myself with a trainers help.
I think it may be better for us to keep building our relationship, but am only to well aware if my shortcomings as a rider. IF I do decide to send her out it would need to be the right person, this girl is basically kind and willing, and I wouldn't want her to be pressured in the wrong way.
Talk to me of trainers that may help her start again and get confidence in herself, or the pros and cons of her and I working with someone to get confidence in each other.
one of the responses I got included this.
Also there is *******
My current full time working student that's amazing as well but has her hands full with ours right now.
Trying to get ***** Out here!
Then we can take on more
Also has this mare had a foal, cause this can really settle down mares.
I did have to point out, that while I would love to have a foal from her, and I already have a stud picked out for her, the fact that I have a youngster already, and don't need another means that I don't want to breed her for a keeper foal. I also can't see that she has much to add to the current market, I would rather breed her IF she achieves something than just as a way to possibly calm her down.
Oh, and I can 60 days under saddle for her just for the cost of the stud fee, without all the other costs involved.
What others get to you?