I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally be able to say this: I am getting my first horse on Thursday!! Yipee!
I have dreamt of having a horse since I started riding 20 years ago but only now that I work full time do I have the opportunity to buy one for myself.
I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all and I hope you can all be patient with me as ask 101 questions a day until I know what I'm doing
Summer is a 6 year old chestnut mare and I have ridden her 5 times in a variety of circumstances. She is a good horse but seems a bit nervy from time to time. I think she possibly picks up on my nerves as I'm not overly confident in the stable or leading her. I'm ok riding her but I suppose I lack stable knowledge. Also my mum had an accident in a stable when she was younger which has always made me nervous when going towards the hind legs. Luckily the barn owner is very experienced and has said he will help me in my first few weeks until I get more confident.
So, I have taken Thursday off work to collect her (with the BO) - what should we do when we get her back to the stable? Will I spend the day with her? I ave read that I should wait at least a week to ride her. I'd be grateful for any first day tips and any confidence / stable management tips.
Thanks in advance for all your help!