Let me tell you, as an Arab person, Jynxy has me worried
I know she's young and I know she's not fit, but her utter lack of stamina alarms me. I know she's going to be very different from my Arab, but I AM used to riding horses like Dove (Mustang/Appaloosa) or Justus (Welsh/Mustang/Appaloosa) and while they can't hold a candle to my Arab for sheer stamina, they have ZERO problems keeping a good pace on a long trail.
It only takes about 10 minutes of round penning/lunging or about 20 minutes of medium work riding (almost entirely trot, little canter, a lot of walk) to have her absolutely drenched in sweat and panting HARD. Even Eve, who's a Clydesdale/TB and the same age and fitness doesn't seem to struggle as bad - Shay-la works her probably harder, and she'll be drenched in sweat but not breathing hard.
Is this normal for a young unfit Paint? I have ZERO experience with the breed, her background is mostly racebred QH. The idea of her completely a 5+ mile trail ride at anything but a walk seems laughable.
Will her stamina improve with fitness? Or am I destined to walk everywhere to save her energy?