Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
MHFQ what a beautiful horse!!
I was told by an old instructor 'there are people who can ride who don't have money (me) and people who have money and can't ride. You are the first, and you will never do anything on that old horse of yours.' This was my 16yo WB I'd just bought/removed from a friend's lack of care.
In May, when I sold him, I'd done up to L level, not competing because I didn't have my tests. But L! (we go E, A, A*, A**, L, M, S, PSG) so you can imagine how chuffed I was!
With Duffy... you will never ride her in an outline, you will spend a year getting any weight on her, she's too big, she's dangerous.
I was riding her within a month, gently, she comes in to a lovely outline and is holding it herself now rather than relying on me, and she has never once shown an ounce of being dangerous.