Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
Always-- If I let him cruise, sometimes he will slow down or speed up. Honestly, at almost every show, we add or chip in going away, and then either get the striding coming home (or get super fast and leave out strides). So I do have to do a little bit of managing, but probably not the amount that I am doing. Sometimes it just depends on the day.
MudPaint-- You are right, it is easier said then done. BUT, if I was keeping my leg on, I wouldn't have to urge as much, which would make me quieter.
Allison-- Thank you! He is really a good school horse. He puts up with the more advanced beginners, but still has enough quirks that as a novice rider, I have to watch out for. Sadly, I will only be able to finish out the year showing on him, as this is my second year in Novice. Supposedly, and who knows if it is true or not...he is said to have been shown at Madison Square Gardens. But I have never seen proof, so its all heresay.
As for the roaring, I don't think it has ever been addressed since he got to the barn. The BO can be a little cheap sometimes. I am sure (and would hope) that if it was causing him distress, that she would have it looked at.
Thank you Always, MudPaint and Allison for the critiques and questions. I greatly appreciate your input.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus