Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Well, I grew up riding Western and competing in rodeos and such...and I loved it. But then we switched barns where they didn't have an arena big enough for rodeo events and no one there did rodeo events, so I kinda switched to Western Pleasure, which I didn't enjoy. Then, I saw dressage and decided to try it out. I've been riding Dressage for a little over two years now and it no longer holds my interest. I want to go back to my rodeo days, but I'm not sure if I can.
My horse, he's not really a western horse. I bought him from an abusive owner and when I tried him in western, he hated it. So, we switched to dressage and though we still had our fair share of problems, he isn't angry when I ride him dressage. And there's no way he could ever be a speed horse, it's just not him. But, I don't want to sell him because we've come so far and I'm afraid if I sell him, he'll go back to his old habits or won't be treated right and will become unsafe again.
I just don't know. I guess this was more of a spot to try and get my thoughts out, not really asking for advice. I just know that I'm losing my passion for dressage very quickly and it's making me reluctant to go out and ride cause I don't have fun in it anymore. I don't know. =/
Thanks to all who bothered to read this!
To see the wind's power, the rain's cleansing, and the sun's radiant life, one need only to look at the horse.