Today was going to be a good day, the first intro test for Ben, but I knew we were no where near ready Rather than staying away I hauled him over yesterday and today, and had a lesson after classes each day, ad gave the boy a chance to look around. We had been having trouble getting him loaded, so I was very pleased with the fact that he loaded with very very little trouble each time.
Now why do you need a trainer, well I was honestly thinking that Ben and I weren't getting on so well, he was so great when he came back from trainer, but things were falling apart so quickly I was getting discouraged. Well a couple of lessons, and I feel so much better, there wasn't actually a lot wrong, a couple of problems with my body language on the ground, and a couple of basic mistakes in the riding. I really hope I have gained the knowledge I needed to turn this all around, as I say, it scared me how quickly things were going south. I know that trainers are expensive etc etc, well some times they are invaluable, with the money I spent on Ben, and then putting 60 days on him, it would be foolish not to have lessons with him. Again, if your horse is smart, like Ben, he will get the upper hand and a few short days if you are not consistent and knowledgeable in your approach, so seek help sooner rather than later.
Oh the shameless brag, Mr G and I were high point champs at our club for the second year in a row
Ben and Willow have big hoof prints to fill.