Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Diegosmom, that is a lot to handle for a green owner (I realize you've ridden before but, as you said, only made horses). The advise I would have given you was to look for a different first horse to own ... but you are committed at this point.
All the advise you will get here can be helpful but having a trainer with you at first (and along the way from time to time) is really what you need. Someone who can assess the horse and give you a track to run on. I've seen horses like this become bold, safe horses to be around and to ride. I've trained a few myself over the years. Doing the wrong thing at this point can set his training back to square one. I suggest keeping up what you are doing but get someone in to teach you.
Good luck with Diego!
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
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Last edited by iridehorses; 07-28-2009 at 01:29 PM.