In around two weeks, I have my first riding lesson since camp ended. I'm going to call up the barn to request my horse.. and I'm torn.
My three choices are:
A) Zucchini. He is my favorite horse in the entire world, and I love to ride him more than any other horse out there, but he is owned. And if I were to request him and not get him, they would stick me on some random horse, so I'm not sure if I should ask for him. If I did get him, though, it would be a dream come true, since I ride him so rarely nowadays. He can do almost anything.
B) Gonzo, who most of you know. He is the love of my life. I rode him all summer and love working with him. He is getting small for me, and I don't think my instructor wants me to ride him anymore. I was good for him at first, but he's ready for less experienced kids, and a friend of mine has also been looking to work with him. I think if I called, I could discuss whether it'd be good to request him or not, just for my first lesson, with my instructor, but I think it may be pointless to ask for him. I just don't know if they'd give him to me. But I love this pony too much to give him up, and am dying to ride him. My mom also hates him (:'() for no reason and doesn't want me to ride him anymore. He has a lot of potential but is not ready to do much more than small crossrails.
C) Rupert, my old lesson horse. I rode him a little this summer again and now kind of miss him. He can jump the moon but can be hard to handle. I think now I can handle him better but we still do have problems. Although he can be a little stubborn he is a very, very safe mount and since I will be out of shape, he may be a good choice. He puts up with a lot. You could ride this horse backwards, no tack and he would just walk around. I also know him very well and love him. It will be hot out, though, and he has breathing problems, so we'd have to take a lot of breaks. I don't have a problem with this but don't know if I should ride him in the heat. :\
Which one would you guys choose? Or do you think I should leave the choice up to my barn?