Okay, as many of you know I ride Little Mr. Sunny; he's adorable and I'm learning and having so much fun with him.
Anyway, his owner has another horse, Bullwinkle (let's call him Bull). Bull needs to be ridden, and get started again. He wasn't in the same situation like Sunny, that I know of (Sunny had not been touched in 3 months - he was/is a little buck-a-roo and kids were scared of him...luckily I'm small enough to ride him!). I've talked to the owner, who's very nice, and she told me he had experience in fox hunting, dressage, show jumping, and he loves trail.
Bully's older, I believe 19 or 20 and he's an Appendix. I really feel bad for him because he sits in paddock with Sunny, eats and then that's pretty much his day. Lately I've been turning him out in the arena and letting him gallop around and have fun.
I've been seriously talking to my friend about riding him for his owner (she too wants someone to get him back in track). The ideal situation for Bully's owner is that if she gets Bull back on track, then she could give him away. My friend is taking this seriously, however she (like me!) has a very busy week.
Now my question for all of you is: Should I ride/lunge him 1-2 a week, although I have two other horses to ride?
When I say two other horses, I have my mare that I usally get her lunged once a week (the weather is really hard to ride or lunge in, but I get out there on the weekends).
I think I could do this for a while, because I'm not (thank god!) in any honors classes, and my homework load isn't bad.