Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
If you want to show, then you need to find a way to work out getting there and either work out a system to manage all the work yourself or get the help you need to make it work, either from mom or from friends. However, if you don't want to show, then just tell your mom you don't want to show. If she wants to show, then that's her deal, not yours and she needs to work it out.
Now, I'm going to tell you something that you don't want to hear. I've been around long enough on this forum and I've read enough of your posts to have an idea of what's going on. You are trying to train these horses when you don't have the necessary knowledge. Because things don't go smooth and end up the way you imagined them, you are at a loss for what to do and you end up frustrated. It happens, even I've been there more than once. The difference is that I recognized I didn't have the tools I needed to solve the problem so I got hands on help from someone who did.
If you are interested in learning more so that you can be a more effective trainer/rider and spend less of your time frustrated and disappointed, then you need to sit down, stop lying to yourself, and recognize your ability for what it is. You're not completely lacking knowledge when it comes to horses but you don't have the experience needed to try to train them, especially if they have issues. Your entire horse experience will be much more fulfilling and less aggravating if you get some help from a trainer who knows what they're doing.
Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/