that's a good idea, I'll probably do that!
I guess the bigger question is; is it worth it?
She hates arena work and becomes barn sour, hard to catch and just plain difficult after a few days of arena work. Nothing spectacular just walk, trot, and attempted canter.
Under normal cirmcumstances it an annoying but not so difficult thing to fix, but because of my back and shoulders the pulling from her or me leaves me sore for days. Should I send her to the trainer for something that you probably would never notice if you were just doing trails as she would prefer?
Before I got her for nine years or more she only knew trail rides on sundays, that was it. Now she's in the arena riding everyday (when my back permits) and hates it.
I really want to get into classical dressage and she's got stifle problems and when I got her the vet said she had torn and pulled tendons, that she would never be able to jump and would need bute for heavy trails. She even neede tryrids for everyday. She got 6 months off and doesnt need the tryrids anymore but, could training for dressage trigger all that stuff again she still get sore pretty often.
If another horse would help we probably could afford 2 horses and then I could go on the occational trail ride. Right now I can't take her on trails alone.
"I can do all things through christ who strengthens me"~ Philipians 3:14
Sheez a "Beauti" - grade QH registered Palomino
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