I ride mostly Dressage, and later will get back into some jumping. :)
Candi is going to be 5 in April. She was born to race and went to training for that. She did not race.
So she has little experience doing a lot of anything.
I was lucky to get into this trainers place when a gal at my barn brought her horse back to the barn after she went back to this trainer for a "tune Up" The reason for the tune up was due to an injury about two months after returning from him last spring. She was laid up all summer and had a bad attitude when put back into training. She is younger than Candi.
Anyway, Candi has been there for 30 days and will likely stay another 6 weeks. I have already paid for the second month. The trainer told me because of the weather situation he will want to make up some of the missed rides at the end of the next 30 (no Charge) he will will tally the missed rides and keep her a bit longer.
What type of riding do you do??
Since my girl has been gone I have basically put myself into "Rider Boot Camp" lol
I have not actively ridden every day for years so I need the "boot camp" We have almost worked out all my little positional issues and I have now gained enough confidence to produce the results I would like with a mount even when they get a bit Crappy!
I have gone to the extreem the last week and taken 2 lessons a day on two horses for 5 days. We will repeat that again this week starting on Wed. Before that I was taking 4 lessons a week.
Part of this is really important because my instructor has a health issue and is unable to ride at the moment. To get the other dressage trainer/instructor at the barn to ride my mare will cost a bunch more. SO my current instructor and I are really working hard to accomplish as much as we can in the next 30 days...
I cannot wait to hear all about you and your plans with your horse. Candi is about 1 hour and 15-20 minutes away as well so that takes at least a good part of the day!
In the end it will all be worth it. I have gone up to see her about 3 times in a 30 day period. You can see my post about her in the training section.
Last edited by HalfPass; 01-18-2010 at 07:02 PM.