I'm a beginner you could say. I rode when I was younger but that's been many years ago and my confidence is long gone. I feel like I need to learn to ride again at least for balance and hope to take lessons in the spring.
Now to my situation. We have 3 mares, one is Jazz who's stubborn but otherwise easy going. The two I'm not sure about are Grace and Sugar. Grace is the paint walker who's 6 years old, 14.3-15 hands and she isn't really spooky but nervous is the best way to describe her I guess. Needs miles for sure. When we took her out with the other two she wasn't sure about the signs on the street or things she'd never seen before. I just don't want to get hurt and her being nervous makes me nervous.
Second is Sugar. She's 3 and been trail rode all over. She's buddy sour though and won't go out alone and I can't always ride with someone else.
My first thought was to sell both and buy a dead broke horse. That's what I want a horse I can keep for years and years and take trail riding and ride around our place. Jazz is good for that, just wish we had a second that I felt confident to do the same. I need to build confidence and Jazz is the main one I ride right now for that.
I'd love some opinions on what to do. Should I keep one and send it to a trainer or should I keep riding as much as I can with Grace and take her out to expose her to more and more things or try to work on the buddy sour problem with Sugar? I am just lost. I never dreamed searching for my horse would be so difficult. I don't like horse shopping, its so hard to find a good person to buy from. People can be so deceitful.
Help Thanks in advance.