We are one of those green on green cases. 5 year old, from what I know had one month of training with a trainer before I bought her. Was a 'kids pony' good for beginners. I wasn't exprienced enough at the time to realise that just because someone says a horse is quiet doesn't really mean she is.
I have had 4 years riding experience at a riding school. We were taught how to groom, wash, lead, rug, tack up, ride ect....I have stopped going there for personal reasons and also don't have riding lessons, but a lady that keeps her horses next to the Abby's paddock was nice enough and gives me a few tips if she see's me out there riding.
I have owned Abby for around 5 months now, I had to give her a couple of days off of work because she had girth sores that were pretty bad. When those were all cleared up and we got tack that fit, I started to ride her again. I understood that she had a time off and was still getting used to me so I expected that she was going to play up, but when she did I lost all confidence in myself and ended up not riding her for a couple of months. My uncle helped me start her back up last month and we were going really well, but she was still misbehaving but nothing I could handle. I even had a small walk outside of the round yard and she listened to my leg cues to get off the track when a float was going past, she didnt spook either!
Now all of a sudden she is misbehaving again.
I was thinking maybe me being inexpreinced and nervous was the reason she is playing up again. She has had her teeth floated, farrier is due (will be calling him up tomorrow), no pain, tack are good fitting. Should I wait and see if she still plays up when the farrier comes out? I just want a horse that I can enjoy riding and learn more.
Sorry for the novel!