Last Saturday my horse chipped into a LARGE swedish oxer resulting in him literally crashing through it. I flipped over his head and ended up with a mild concussion. However, I got back on and attempted to school him over the darn thing a couple more times. But he wasn't having it... he refused and I was too shaken and ruined to do anything about it.
My trainer explained to me that, whenever i'm ready to start paying for a couple schooling lessons, she will get on and tune him up for me.
Now, I like to think that i'm a pretty good rider. When he came to me, he was hot, rude, and out of shape. Since i've had him he's learned a ton... as have I. But then something like the Swedish Oxer happens and I freak out and think of how much i'm NOT doing for my horses training.
I don't know it all by any
means. But on Thursday I paid my trainer to school him, and today in my lesson he was a different horse entirely. ENTIRELY!!
He was even, and responsive, and brave, and willing, and... the list really does go on.
So while I am going to work six jobs to pay for any extra schooling lessons I can possibly afford from my trainer, I am wondering if any of you folks out there have the same sort of situation?!
What is it about an honestly good trainer, that makes a horse a honestly good horse?? Especially when i'm running around thinking i'm an HONESTLY GOOD RIDER!!