Sorry for for all the ??, but like my user name says I haved dreamed of being a horse owner for a long time. I have been talking to the hubby about some of ya'lls suggestions and he agrees with a lot of them. He thinks I need to find someone to train me and me work on the ground with Molly over the winter to build my confidence and her trust. He thinks that she could just be my horse and we could buy the kids a pony in the spring. He agrees that to give up now would be an injustice to her and me as well. He thinks a little professional help for the both of us would be the best. So, I've decided that I won't give up on Molly until I've exhuasted all my options, I can still lead the kids around on her until we buy them a pony and put them into riding lessons. So if you will help me once more today.
1. What do I need to be sure and ask to find the right trainer?
2. Molly has a fast pasted walk. Can I slow that down?
3. I see horses drop their heads when a rider is on their back, how do you achieve that?
4. And for the trail riders out there is a fast walk a problem for trails? Just pleasure trails not competive trails. (Trails and campouts are what I would like to be a regualr part of life in the future.)
5. When we bought her we also liked the idea of using her as a broodmare. Mostly for ourselves, but I wonder if selling a colt would be an option? She is a mostly black B&W paint. She however is not registered and with her having been a rescue we don't have any clue of her bloodline. What do you think? For us we just love the animal, in ready some seem to love the bloodline? Would it make a differance to breed her to pedigree?
Thanks to all of you. You have really been so much help. I know I will being coming back everyday.