What direction to go? opinions and ideas welcome
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

What direction to go? opinions and ideas welcome

This is a discussion on What direction to go? opinions and ideas welcome within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-09-2013, 06:41 PM
      #1
    Foal
    What direction to go? opinions and ideas welcome

    I was in the market for a new instructor this past month. (I officially signed up with one today) This one question came up over and over again when talking to potential instructors so I think it is time I start thinking about it. "What direction do you want to go in?" This was normally followed by something like "I can do hunter/jumper, reining, western pleasure ect. Ect. " Right now I am doing just generic w/t/c lessons. I have been in the horse world for ten years on and off, so I think it is high time to start figuring this out. I haven't gotten into a specific discipline before because I used to be a VERY nervous rider and trotting was an accomplishment so no one bother to prepare me for anything specific in the future.

    SO. What should I do? My instructor can do anything and I can take my horse in any direction, he just wants me to decide (of course I can change later, he just wants an idea on what to work on)

    I am currently riding in a western saddle but I am just about the same level bareback. I want to do something fun, maybe like mounted archery (my instructor has connections to mounted archery peoples)

    Feel free to give your opinions or try to sell me your discipline.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        07-09-2013, 07:01 PM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Are you wanting to do something in the show ring? Or are you riding because of a love of horses in general? Are horses a stress reliever and maybe recreation for you or are you wanting to compete at some kind of speed event? Do you own your own horse? Or is that a goal in the future?
         
        07-09-2013, 07:31 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Cacowgirl    
    Are you wanting to do something in the show ring? Or are you riding because of a love of horses in general? Are horses a stress reliever and maybe recreation for you or are you wanting to compete at some kind of speed event? Do you own your own horse? Or is that a goal in the future?
    Never been into showing and it has been more for the fun of it, but hey showing might be fun too. I do own my own horse but -within reason- I am not using him to decide what discipline to go into. I don't plan on going to the top or getting extremely competitive in anything particular and he could be trained to do anything at the lower levels so I don't really want to use him as a deciding factor in what I do. (he also doesn't have any previous training in any discipline so I will have to train him no matter what I chose)
         

    Tags
    direction, discipline

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Needing opinions/insight on what direction I should go when looking for my first TwistedSerpent Horse Talk 17 10-20-2012 01:10 AM
    Need material ideas/opinions for permenant turnouts Brookside Stables Barn Maintenance 10 02-02-2012 04:43 PM
    Need Opinions on which direction I should take my horse. Lakotababii Horse Training 0 12-09-2010 03:21 PM
    Worming issues? Opinions/ideas? Plains Drifter Horse Health 10 10-23-2010 06:12 PM
    advice, opinions, ideas needed HELP mramsay Horses for Sale 16 09-30-2010 02:31 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:27 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0