Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Australia, Queensland
I guess this is just life
So I told you all about how I felt relieved over the fact we were going to sell muss and find something quieter? Well guess what, ironically now I am going to work with Muss by myself due to the fact my trainer that muss was going to go to hurt his shoulder 2 days before he was supposed to go and can't ride or work with horses for 12 weeks and now the other trainer i've been reccomended is going away for 6 weeks.
So guess what. Im bringing a 6 year old 16.1hh thoroughbred that is a spoilt mule I can barely control on the ground back into work either tomorrow or the next day. No lunging since everytime I lunge it ends up not workinf since I don't know how to do it right, no ground work coz I don't know how to do it. I'm just going to get on him in the round yard(yes will be wearing a helmet and protection vest) and see how he goes. Last time I bought him back into work he was naughty but okay, I've been on worse fresh horses. Last time he was ridden he threw both me and another person(he fell over with me riding him and he bucked my mate of as he had spurs on so its not like it was intention) but anyways I'm pretty frustrated but since noone can help me and all the trainers I ring and arrange things suddenly can't do it leaves me just this choice. I've contacted another trainer who may be able to work with him but im not sure yet as he's busy. Its ironic, I tell my parents how scared I am around him, they say we'll sell him, now one person says 'hes a good horse, just needs some work and has really nice legs and conformation' and BAM now I'm suspected to work magic on him, learn how to teach him over night.
I'm trying to save up money to buy a smaller quieter horse myself but so far have 300 dollars and need more like 5000. Ugh I can't do horse riding lessons on another persons horse since I got kicked outta the only pony club here and the other one is the trainer that's going away for 6 weeks.
Honestly I swear trainers are literally running kicking and screaming away from us.
Ironic thing i've noticed in the past day or so, if I lead muss around with the lead rope he's resistant. If I walk beside him, no pressure on the lead rope and say woah and put my hand up in a stop gesture he stops. I taught him that a while back but yeh he does better that way then actually pressure on his lead rope.
But yeh thisll be fun.
Horseriding- The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.