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post #1 of 6 Old 12-14-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Bad horse mom?

I went and rode Romeo two nights ago (His last day of training) and I realized I don't know as much as I thought I did (in a good way) I kind of feel like a total beginner again... I have had Romeo for 3 years and had just kind of gotten used to how he worked, like having an unbalanced canter, not knowing any good manuevers like Roll backs, and stopping on his rear.
I thought I knew a lot, but I found out I didn't, I am not saying I thought I was the best rider around (far from it) but I thought I was doing well... I am kind of glad that I have stuff to learn again, I want to keep progressing and I want Romeo to also.
I just feel bad like I was in a way holding Romeo back... He learned how to pick up both leads on the first try, and do roll backs, and stop correctly.
I am just thankful that I sent Romeo to my trainer, and now I have stuff to practice, even though I feel a little (Ok maybe a lot) overwhelmed.
I am going to continue taking lessons with my trainer (She is the one that trained Romeo) and hopefully we will both be doing wonderfully soon and both be productive members of the Equine, and horse-person society =)

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-14-2011, 06:33 PM
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There is nothing wrong with feeling a little behind, as it gives you reason to learn! And no, you are not a "bad horse mom" for having more to learn. If that was the case, we would all be bad horsey parents.
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-14-2011, 06:48 PM
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You weren't holding him back :) He was just stuck, and now he's unstuck, you guys can just go for gold now with what he's learned!

You're a great horsey mom :)
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-14-2011, 06:52 PM
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The mere fact that you worry about messing him up and sent him to a trainer screams good horse owner! Think about how boring riding horses would be if we knew everything and didn't have anything to work on.

You just have to see your don't have to like it.
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-16-2011, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys, you don't know how much better that made me feel. I am really trying hard for him and me. I still try to set myself up for his really crappy canter, but then he is on the correct lead and cantering nicely but I am still trying to brace against it (I know bad) but I am slowly trying to teach my body to relax and enjoy his canter.
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post #6 of 6 Old 12-16-2011, 10:24 PM
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You'll get there, and then you'll just feel so wonderful and you'll only go up from there!
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