Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: In a pond somewhere Australia, Queensland
• Horses: 0
Do i have enough experience?
I'm really want to start working and training young and newly broke horses. My instructor travels around and helps break in, re train, improve and work horses of all types. I'm sure she wouldn't mind me coming along, in fact she would love a personal stable hand. But do I have enough experience?
I have been riding for around 5 -6 years riding experience, have leased a horse for a few years, have regular lessons, and help people exercise their horses. I also watch, read and listen to anything horsey in my spare time and have picked up a few helpful hints about what to do when starting a horse.
But im super scared that i'll ride the horse and wreck it, that i'll stuff the horse up. That i'll not teach it how to collect it's canter right or jump properly. I'm pretty sure that this is just a thing in my mind because people often comment about my riding, and let me ride their green OTTBs.
What would you suggest? Should I wait until I have a few more years’ experience, then try breaking in, training and riding young/newly broke horses?