Originally Posted by Kelli
Could this change in him be due to the fact that he is now a healthy horse and finally feels really good and wants to get out and go go go? Am I making a rash decision??? Safety is my number 1 priority, I don't want anyone getting hurt by him. He is going to a more experienced home with a young lady in her 20s that knows his vices and will treat him well. Anyone have experience with this type of thing? I'm just so confused about the last couple of weeks.....
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Yep, he feels better and was never finished. "Finished" in MY dictionary, means that a beginner will always have a good ride/experience. Sounds like it wasn't a good match. It also sounds like you don't realize the hours and hours and hours that it takes to get a horse broken in.
I suggest you look for a well trained slowpoke to help you get your confidence built up. Plan on working said new horse a minimum of 5 days/week, better 7 days/week, for at least one hour every workout. Better yet, look for a school horse that can't jump high enough, do barrels well, is too slow--you get the picture.
Owning riding horses is all about a horse that you can depend on. TOO MANY horses are out of the market that have the education of a 2nd grader, yet people want them to perform college algebra (and sometimes, nuclear physics). THEY NEED TIME. Please remember that.
I'm sorry for your loss.