Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
Sorry, been out!
Okay, I have completely decided against small horses for reasons you've stated - If I'm too big for Diamond, I would have no place on a still-developing horse's back. I was just being stupid trying to go that way.
I have also decided against taking horses in, thanks to Dreamcatcher :) It had skirted my mind, the economy, but I turned the switch off, not wanting it to be true. But all well.
I am a decent rider, Golden Horse ;) I would label myself advanced for my age. I have taken Cowboy from racing habits - leaning hard into the turns, pulling through the bit (still working on that, it's coming) and charging around to a decent little prospect. Not to pat myself on the back! I stated 'for an advanced/intermediate' rider because I did want to mention that a beginner can't ride her. A beginner couldn't slow her down, make her what they want. I said that she could be slowed under those circumstances because it would be more in my head that they would have her and only her, or maybe one other horse, and have the time to put into her. Sorry for the confusion!
For kicks, I'll post a video of Diamond. It's not one of significance - it's just me tworking to get her onto the bit at the trot. But it shows a little of how I look on her, and why we aren't a hunter team.
She has excelled in Eventing - a good time in XC and ShowJumping, clear in both. She had a good Dressage round, but there was a plastic bag that flew by the arena that was coming to get her. The reason I don't event with her is ... well, I just don't like eventing. Never enjoyed XC. Something about those rock solid XC jumps ...
~ When I Die, Remember Me By My Horses ~
* Because They Are Responsible *
.: For Letting Me Live :. (c) xJumperx