I have been wantin a new horse that I could trail ride-- pretty much already 'knows the ropes'-- I can train a young horse from beginning to end-- thing is.. I don't want too. Lazy? Maybe a little. It's just, im tired of having to train a horse, I just want to be able to cruiz when I want to with out a fight..i used to just be able to hop on our mare and go whereever I wanted, whenever I wanted, with out her even caring about the other horses, or what they were doing, she didnt fight me, and we had fun together-- she ended up passing away a couple years ago, and riding isnt the same for me anymore-- I do not enjoy it anymore.. it feels more like a chore, instead of a joy. When I was stressed, I could hop on my mare and go ride for 20-30 minutes and feel relaxed, and stress free.. now, im more frustrated, and angry than before I got on. I think, I hate riding now? I sure dread having to ride anymore.
We have 2 horses, and the one is just a pasture pet, and the other my bf doesnt want me riding, because hell end up with a surprise reining horse. I joke.. he wants to be the one to train him, and show him things. It was cute at first, because his horse (just like all animals-- and people) loved me from day one, and he was totally jealous. Kinda annoying now that he doesnt do anything with him, yet im not allowed to either. :\
I just want to be able to enjoy riding again.. is that so much to ask?
Im leanin more towards an older experienced mare.. they seem to be cheap around here anyway, with papers, and neg cog..
What are your opinions on getting an already trained older horse?