Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
MHF it takes a hell of a lot to scare me, my current pony is a project of the highest order and has repeatedly drilled me into the ground but he has never scared me.
I've ridden youngstock, rescue horses and projects but none have scaared me so much as that young mare did.
I made it clear to all buyers that I was buying for a disabled lady, aiming at para nationals but who had SERIOUS core stability issues and a wandering left leg.
I've seen horses that, whipped round, that bucked if my leg went even slightly backwards, that paniced if I touched it with a stick (lady rides with sticks at a replacement for her legs and I informed them of this). I've had one lady drug a horse (got to the vetting and something just wasnt right so I asked the vet to do bloods, it was doped to the eyeballs as it had navicular) I've had some very nasty characters trying to sell me a whizzy excitable, fizz ball of a horse with no brakes as suitable for a novice.
We were willing to concider just about any horse over 15hh, didnt mind if it needed schooling provided it had the temprement and ability. First horse I found her was a 12yr old ISH been there done that and an incredible horse who fulfilled her dreams and took her to the next level (Qualified for international competition when he unfortunatly had to be PTS). Then I found her a 7yr old ex race horse who was so laid back you could sit on her when she was lieing down in the field and pull her mane, unfortunatly the mare coliced repeatedly and had to be PTS after 18months. Finaly her newest horse is a 6yrold fairly green young horse who had an amazing attitude to life and has not been phased at all by anything thrown at him.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT