June 08 She came to be undernourished and trained but only by one person her whole life 7 yr old flighty gorgeous strong TB mare
July 08 started to gain weight and issues
Aug 08 cut on her side, off for a month
Sept 08 started to get wild, couldn't even lunge her
Oct 08 settled a bit, did only trails
Dec 08 a little ring work, was able to jump etc
Jan 09 trail riding and focusing on relaxing
Feb 09 to now, transitioning from trails to arena
June 09 first show, placed and did well
Current: I ride her, my 16 year old pony helper rider rides her and my endurance friend trail rides her (endurance training style)
I am starting to think its time I limited her to only me riding her. The 16 year old is good and fearless but is starting to have issues with riding her mouth and also with jumping.
The fast paced trail rides seem to encourage her TB streak and make her think running is right.
I think maybe its time I just rode her arena/ laid back trail ride and then get with a trainer and cut out the other riders.
I know each horse is different but lately I see her going backwards instead of forward. I loved having someone else ride her because she has so much energy and I can't ride her every day and my 16 year old helper is great because it gives me a chance to see what she is doing since I have no one to watch me.
But at this point I see a few bad habits and I think if we are going to move to next level I need to limit her riding to me for now. (or a trained professional which I am hoping to do soon)
What do you all think? Do you think letting some one ride her full out on the trail and/or a less experienced rider jump, flat ride her is an issue?
I think so but love to run this by my friends here.
Thanks in advance