frusturated and need advice
I've posted before about the problems i've had as a rider with my horse merlin, and he's gotten worse i've tried new tack, and different styles of riding wth him
I rode him on monday and he bolted into a canter and almost had me off of him. also i loosen my reins and he almost pulls me over his head, he also tries to run me into fences or into his run in shed.
I'm at the point where i don't want to even try to ride him anymore.
so before you tell me it's my fault, as a rider i ride hunt seat and my trainer says i'm good enough to start showing this year. I do everything right in my lesson with her but when i get on my horse it's not the same. i'm not hard at all with my hands.
He's 17 and i got him when he was 9. over the years i haven't rode him as much as i should have and i blame most of that on my parents. Everything i try to do right as a horse owner like riding more,training, supplements my mom doesn't want to do. also when i got him he wasn't fully trained, he was used as a leadline lesson horse.But according to the lady i got him from " he doesn't know his left lead".
I'm at the point with him where he doesn't even want to walk without breaking into a trot and stopping him is another story... when i ride even at a walk he throws his head up in the air.
I love him more than anything and i would do anything for him, and i just want to have a nice ride when i get on him.
sorry for my rant..
Last edited by xxisabellaxx; 05-08-2012 at 10:26 PM.
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