I am torn!

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

I am torn!

This is a discussion on I am torn! within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

Like Tree3Likes
  • 2 Post By Endiku
  • 1 Post By Northern

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-19-2013, 02:24 PM
I am torn!

I have a BLM mustang that I originally bought to train for the Mustang Millions competition but due to a family illness, I pulled out of the competition and I have been super lax on his training (mostly lots of groundwork and light saddle work).

As things are starting to go smoothly within the family, I am slowly getting back into working with him and have decided that I need to choose a path in his training so I can prep him for sale.

So, now I am completely torn as to where I want to take him. He'd be fine for trails and endurance, but he has an absolutely beautiful trot/extended trot and collects himself naturally; I think he might be a perfect Hunt Seat pony.

Originally, I was going to prep him as a Western horse and put tons of miles on the trail on him and maybe some basic reining moves, but he just has that natural English look to him (if that makes sense at all).

What makes this so hard for me is that marketing a BLM Mustang as an English pony is rather hard in my area and they are best suited for Western/Trail. I would just hate to see his talent wasted.

Perhaps prep for English flat work and enter in a couple local shows? I think this may be the first time I have ever been at a loss...

I am hoping that hearing thoughts from others will help me have a more clear line of thought and be a bit more decisive in choosing a direction to move with him.
Sponsored Links
    09-19-2013, 02:35 PM
Teen Forum Moderator

If you think he has the build and conformational aptitude for English, hunt seat, dressage, whatever...and you are confident in your ability to train him for it...I'd say go for it. Not every horse of one breed is the same or has the same abilities!
Cherie and Bagheera like this.
    09-19-2013, 02:59 PM
The mustang I ride is the cutest little hunt seat and jumping pony! Such a shame that I can't ride English worth a darn!
Posted via Mobile Device
    09-19-2013, 03:10 PM
Aside from his "look", or even his gaits, find out what he enjoys doing!
Bagheera likes this.
    10-08-2013, 01:25 PM
Katniss showed at Mustang Million, AND she is going to her first 3 day event in a few weeks. Katniss also won a first in a hunter class, with the judge telling me to keep training her as a hunter as she said she saw a bright future for her. Mustangs are good for anything, not just western! As long as they love what they do, it doesn't matter what breed of horse it is.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Torn ruxpinsam Horse Talk 8 11-29-2012 07:48 PM
So torn. Jore Horse Talk 8 08-19-2012 10:51 PM
I am so very torn right now.... Cinnys Whinny Horse Talk 20 05-30-2012 08:40 PM
I am so torn, samc230 Horse Talk 15 09-09-2009 05:38 AM
im torn between........... mell Horse Talk 4 03-26-2008 11:16 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0