Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
There are many riders out there who are green, who take on green horses - and I personally feel that is a bad mix.
I am not saying you are green, but you are still essentially new to the world of riding, and are still learning and growing yourself as one.
If I were to choose a horse for someone with little confidence and still growing and learning as a rider...I would choose a horse who is more of a "been there, done that" mount.
A horse that can teach, be safe, and allow it's rider to grow confidence while having fun and enjoying themselves.
Now again, not every rider is the same. And not every horse and rider combination is the same.
I grew up riding "Been there, done that" mounts and I am very thankful for that, because they taught me allot - and gave me the essential tools needed to for when I moved onto younger, greener horses.
Riding is supposed to be enjoyable, fun and about the bond between horse and rider.
The ultimate choice is yours.
Maybe you can have your Parents drive you to a barn nearby for a riding lesson once a week on a mount that is older, more experienced so that you can take those tools home, and apply them to your mare?
I would hate to suggest that someone just give up a horse - again, the choice is yours - but you also have to put your wants, feelings and needs into factor as well.