Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
There are so many things that could effect her behavior. You've handled one, her teeth, but there are several others that were mentioned and some that haven't been.
Saddle fit, bit type, the amount and type of feed, whether she is stalled or turned out, right down to a horse that is pretty smart and knows how to take advantage of a newbie or how a new rider handles her. From what I've read, I don't think that your trainer was the best choice as either - sorry.
No matter what the reason, and she may just be a horse for an experienced rider, she is the wrong horse for you - which you already know. If you can't sell her through advertising, you may want to wait 2 months and send her through an auction. In the meanwhile, try getting a good rider to work with her.
BTW, many auctions have riders who will ride your horse through the ring for you and show the horse in a good light.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 01-22-2010 at 10:01 PM.