Rethinking my riding lifestyle
Okay, so lately I've been gearing myself a lot toward college in the ways I ride and such. I have recently been thinking a lot, and I've come to the thinking that there are really only 2 horses that I would be able to even think about taking to college and they're Buddy and Daisy. I don't want to take Daisy because 1. shes my brothers horse and 2. I feel like a giant on her because she's sort of short.
So this leaves Buddy for me, which I am just fine with. I really like him, seeing as how he was my first horse that I could call 'my own.' So far, he's had 30 days of professional training, but before I swnt him to training he would already do basic groundwork, willingly accept a bit, and had started learning a bit of the cues under saddle. Since he got back from training, I have been slacking a lot on working with him because i had been working toward the 4-H show and a few other things.
Now I'm trying to get him back into the swing of things and I'm just trying to figure out how to do it exactly. When we left off his training, he was a bi bull-headed at times and wouldnt trot without the tap, sometimes more, of a crop. When lunging, he sometimes has a hard time keeping a trot without going into his weird gaity-thing and liked to invade space when he went around occasionally.
I'm at about the same stage with Daisy right now, except she's more willing to trot under saddle , but doesn't lunge and she is a lot younger (she's 3, hes 5 or 6 I think, I have NO clue why I can't remember right now, lol.) Also, Buddy stands very well for the farrier, and Daisy has yet to learn though she isnt horrible, and Daisy loads but Buddy can be a pain.
So back to the original point of my post, tell me what you would do as far as which horse you would choose, and whichever horse you choose, please tell me where you would start with their training.
I'd like to get into English riding and jumping eventually, but right now I do western pleasure, halter, contesting etc. in 4-H.