dressage or barrels? feeling pressured
Im really struggling with this.
Im 17 and bought my first horse 6 months ago she was drugged and the first several months were hell!!!
We are finally getting through it after working with her daily and I even managed to bring her to 4h camp this weekend!
My goal is to someday train her on barrels but during camp I had 2 well known local dressage trainers pull me aside and told me that my.horse has unbelievable potential in dressage.
One even offered to buy her. When I said no she asked if I would be willing to let her train her for free in exchange for being able to bring her to shows?
I mentioned this to my BO and he got really excited and told me I should have her trained in dressage and get a different horse for barrels.
I also go to school with this girl that jumps and does dressage, we dont
Get along well but she too has been pestering me to get her in an english saddle.
I can't afford 2 horses. I've never ridden english, and have no interest in dressage....
But I feel like as a horse owner I should want to bring my horse to her full potential. And after everything we have been through, after all the nasty things I have been told about her, I just want her to excel at something.
I've been told she belongs on a truck headed to Canada, that she wasnt worth the bolt it'd take to shoot her, that she had no potential....
I don't know what to do....
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