For 12 years I had a tb mare who I had alot of fun with. She was the best horse I've ever owned.
Then in 2008,she passed away. :(
Oct.2008 I got a new horse. Kalypso.
From 2009 to 2011 I had okay rides with him.
The beginning of this year we switched him to new food. So he's been okay with it while I ride him. But now I have to work extra hard while riding him.
He doesnt move forword at the trot. He stops. So I have to wale my crop on him to get him to move. He just walks. Its hard for me to take him to a show if I have to keep wacking him with the crop(it just doesnt look good).
Meanwhile everybody at the barn has a better horse then me. They are all trotting and cantering. Here I am stuck with noplace to go. My boy is a stupid head.
I miss my tb mare sooo much. All I had to do was give a light squeeze with my legs and she trotted off. Then I asked her to canter and off she went.
My paint does not do that. You need alot of effort to get him going.
I was looking at my paint horse journal yesterday and they had pics fromt he youth show...theres a pic of a 9 year old girl who won champion in the walk trot divison.
Im an adult and I can't get my paint horse to move. This 9 yr old girl wins champ on her paint.
So I am not having fun anymore with my boy. Im sorry. I had to tell someone.