Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Grand Lake, Oklahoma
Been a Slacker, Hoping to Fix That
Ain't been on the forum in awhile. Haven't rode my horse much at all. My horse is fat and lazy, which he tends to be anyway, but more-so now. Unfortunately, my life has been a roller coaster as far as living situation and mental health. However, after recent changes in my relationship status, I am now working on the slow, hard road to recovery. My horse is "homework" as recommended by my therapist.
So, I've decided to try going from scratch with both of us. We're both really out of shape. I lack any proper training spaces and have figured that some nice long trail walks via halter and lead would be a fair starting point for us. He's nothing more than a trail horse. Showing would ever be limited to "fun shows."
My plan this far is to get a good farrier who am actually bring his feet back to a proper shape. He's too far on his heels. I'm also going to see about having his wolf teeth removed, body checked for physical problems, and eventually save up for a saddle totally custom for us both. Briefly I thought of trading out for a calmer horse, but have decided against it because I love this horse and his problems are my fault. We can work through it, but I need assistance.
Experienced equestrians, this is where I need you. I'll be digging around on this site as I used to for some new knowledge. I'm going to attempt getting a half-decent camera to record so I can check my work by sharing it as it happens. I'm not a professional, but I'm not a beginner. I'm willing to take ANY advice. I'm not asking for customized replies. Know or have a good post written on here? Please share the link.
Ideas for training would be bet right now. Again, I don't have appropriate equipment or spaces for the most standard training and until I'm ready to really dig my heels into getting up back to where we used to be, I won't be borrowing what's available down the road. There's a huge pasture of flat ground and a lake where we are. Fun exercises to keep up both occupied would probably be best to start us.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read. All help is GREATLY appreciated.
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