Okay so my little brother wants to ride and I suggested that next year Phantom will go into semi-retirement I think he's feeling his age and he does have a little arthritis is in back legs. I was thinking of having me do leadline work with my brother on him in the shows. Aiden loves the idea...BTW he's almost 5. He loves riding in front of the saddle with me and he likes trotting the best LOL. And on the weekends when he can't come to shows I would ride Phantom in the show. There is only one problem..... I kinda don't want to share my horse Lol I mean I even get jealous when someone else wants to ride him for a few minutes.....I don't know why I get jealous but when I see someone on him it's like I'm looking at another girl kissing my boyfriend. And then I make some excuse on how I don't want him to get tired so they'll get off him quicker. I don't want to sound selfish cause I want my brother to ride ....I think it would help curve his energy a bit (he's very, very high energy)...but I just don't want to share Phantom but there's no other horse that I know that is as calm as Phantom or even available to be ridden.
Do you think it's a good idea for me to let my brother ride Phantom? And how can I get over my jealousy issue when other people are on him?
This picture is oldish from 2 yrs ago but that's when aiden really started to "ride" with me.