help with new exercise horse
ok so my dads customer has a horse her and her husband want me to ride because the don't really know how to ride and they never have time. Ok keep in mind they know barely anything about horses. So I went over there today to ride him. Of course they were there with me.
So they have a bridle that's too big even on the last notch its loose.and the bit isnt really good on him.its a snaffle.i odnt know what type of snaffle exactly but its a snaffle.haha. So I was riding and I knew it was loose but I didnt think it was really that bad. He's fairly head strong and likes to go. He hasnt been ridden in 3 months and he's only 5. The bridle was screwed up bc it was loose so I basicaly got on and tried to walk around and got off. Bc he wouldnt walk he just jogged. He's got tons of energy.
So does anyone have any suggestions?
I was thinking im deffinately lunging him next time to get some energy out. And does anyone know maybe what type of bit I should try? That's like a hugee weakness for me is bits.i never know what to use. The wife is taking me to tractor supply so I can help her get some stuff. I mean they didnt even brush him before they tacked him. They have like a hard and soft brush.thats it.and a curry.
So im going to have her get a lunge line, mane+tail comb, and maybe a new bit.or try the snaffle I have.maybe a headstall too bc that ones huge.and a pain in the butt.haha. Cheap headstall for now though until summer or else ill let her use one of mine.
If my horse doesn't like you then I don't either.Deal with it!