I have a bit of an issue, I have two horses one of which I do everything with but being 25 now, she isn't keeping weight on and I need to begin to ride this other horse. I have alot of confidence on my mare but after a series of bad falls I am very nervous on a new horse, especially when I have no one to come out and ride with me.
The other horse (Bart) is a 15hh ex-riding school horse, so he does everything that I wish to do including jumping and mustering; however he will not go out on his own, he becomes to attached to my other horse and I can handle him until he continually backs up/bolts/rears/etc. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what I could do to get him out on his own so I can ride him instead of buying a new horse? He is perfect to lead, on the ground, float and ride with another horse, it is just on his own that we have issues
Any suggestions are welcome, please help (:
P.S. Also if anyone knows any ways I can keep weight on my old mare would also be appreicated, I'm going to start to slowly bring her out of work for retirement ):