Wanted to say hi! There are a few post I need to catch up on but felt the need to post first. I am a bit depressed and discouraged. I took my mare out on the ranch two days ago and seemed all she did was jig! Gah, I hate that. So the whole ride we stop and started, stop and started!! I guess we all have bad days.
I got her last October and first ride out she stepped on a stone (no shoes and we need them here, thought I would try barefoot, I knew better), and could not ride her until mid Nov. Well, then the cold set in, very cold for Oregon Dec and Jan was. Anyway, she is for the most part awesome and I know I just need to get her on the ground and yielding to pressure, now to just do it!
She is one of those less reactive types and she is big! About 1700lbs, not totally sure, need to weigh her. Anyway, she is big and less reactive, and if you know that type of horse they are always in your space. Even when she gets scared, I swear she wants to jump into my arms. Soooooooooooooo, I am just sharing here and motivating myself to start working with her on her ground manners and yielding to pressure. I think it will do wonders in the saddle.
Here is a bit about her from the woman I got her from..............
• Beginner-Safe Horse
• Dressage (Shown/Competed/Performed)
• Husband-Safe Horse
• Kid-Friendly Family Horse
• Lesson Horse (Finished/Proficient)
Very nice mare, anyone can ride. Has been used for level one dressage lesson horse. Wonderful to handle, easy to shoe. Ties, trailers, loves attention.
Last owner had her about 5 years, rode western, I think she was not ridden much and had two foals in that time. So, maybe its me??? Gah I hate that.............. the moment in an argument where you realize................ your wrong!! Bah ha ha!
Thanks for reading my babble. I will go back to reading the rest of the posts.