Originally Posted by Gidget
Okay,so my eldest sister is down visiting. I am out riding my horse when they show up and was running around having fun. Anyways,I asked her if she would like to ride her. I had my endurance saddle on so it was nice and secure incase she needed something to hold onto there is a pommel/swell. Everytime she is down she never wants to ride Gidget. Never. I'm not sure why. I have worked with my horse for quite some time and she is only getting better. I know she wouldn't take off with her and she would be fine at a walk. My mom won't even ride her but that's because she doesn't like how bouncy my horse is
Brian rides her on occasion but not really....I want people to ride her so Gidget can get use to other people riding her but no one will ride her....I don't get it. I don't want my horse to be a one person horse to be honest. She's really attached to me and is a one person horse....i need riders!
Honestly, after the experience I had getting on a strange horse and immediately getting my @$$ handed to me coated in dirt, I'm a little wary of riding other people's horses "for" them.
Are your sister or anyone else you've tried to persuade to ride Gidget horse people? If they aren't, it can often be intimidating for non-horsey people to ride a horse for the first time, especially one that's not falling asleep as it stands there. Some people are fine with it and take to it well, but a lot of non-horse people are extremely intimidated by the idea of sitting on a roughly-1000lbs animal with a mind of its own and only a piece of metal in its mouth and a piece of leather in each hand to control it with. Those of us that are around these horses regularly tend to forget that.
Just my two cents.