Originally Posted by HorsesAreForever View Post
Savvy I do not understand you at all. You have never me nor my horse. And you have NO idea what type of bond me and Chance have. Everyone who ever sees me and her work together has complimented on how great we are together and how well I read her and do what she needs to suceed. SO unless you have seen me in person for at least a week dont say we dont get along. Sure we clash but we are very close.
Sorry was on my fiance's computer which needs a good whack with a stick.
I was simply saying that from all your posts I always had the idea that you and chance don't get along that well. I never said that you guys don't have a bond, or that people haven't complimented her...but that doesn't mean that you necessarily get along.
Going back in your post history I saw another post almost like this, but yet you stick to jumping. Reading different posts you said that occasionally that Chance kept jumping and jumping and would offer the jump. Now you are saying she hates jumping?
I agree with RiosDad because it's going to keep coming back to haunt you. You seem truely into jumping and when someone gets that way they never fully give up that discipline.
But I also believe too that if you are doing things over and over again and not motivating the horse, that the horse, especially the horsenality Chance appears to have in the videos I've seen of her, the horse is going to hate it more and more. And that's where I think you are going wrong. I have talked with different people about this (2 people really) and both have agreed that Chance is LBI and I just don't feel that you have the want to motivate a LBI. To me you would be better suited for a mild LBE and one that is the "pick me!" type personality not the "whats in it for me". Just my thought and opinion...you asked for an opinion, do expect some that you won't entirely like.
I have sold one horse because discipline wise we didn't match and neither personality wise. I'm definitely an LBE when it comes to horses, and my LBI is still a struggle but as long as we stick to trails, he will gallop all day long....but hit the arena and I have to use different stratagies. The horse I sold was an RBE and I had to admit that I didn't have what it took to work with that horse. I wanted to do dressage with her (she was a Warmblood) but she was scared of the judges, the crowd, and everything....but she was more of a Cross Country Horse. As long as she wasn't kept in a huge arena she was fine. I am not a Cross Country person, tried it for a month, and never went back...I don't like jumping too much and only will if there is a log in my way. I worked with her for 1 year to try to work with her on the dressage, but we'd get somewhere, and then we'd slide back (like how you described what happens in the winter), but this was just randomly...normally every 4 months. I finally admitted that I was not the person to own this horse no matter how much I loved her. She was the horse that would gallop to me in the pasture and whinny to me. I sold her to a lovely lady and her daughter. She is now doing cross country and the occasional updates that I get make me not regret that choice.
Just something to think about