I am 15, just to clarify.
I do respect my parents, this post was just to ask why she won't let me help?
The post on my dad - I was super upset that day, I know I was stupid. I would delete it - but I don't know how.
I am in no means trying to be bratty. I was just talking about our horse and asking a question.
I wouldn't be training him alone either - my mom will not let anyone in the stall with him or let any horses get close to him, yet. Soon he will be pastured with Golley, but until then she says for no one to handle him without her being there. Which I agree with that because I don't know what he will do if something surprising happens. We have only had him for about five days.
The horse was to be shared. We have always shared our horses and she said that we will share Chocolate too.
I am grateful for what my parents do for me - everyone has their days and I do apologize for being rude about my dad.
When we groundwork our horses, it's to get their attention on us and listen to us - and correct any bad habits they may have. Brisco has a problem with crowding when he circles around you - but I have fixed that and he doesn't do it anymore.
Chocolate is scared about backing out. When he were unloading him, he got both feet on solid ground - but then he just got right back in the trailer. They poor guy was shaking - but I will let my mom handle the trailers. I am not completely comfortable with going in trailers yet. But I am getting better at it.
Chocolate's previous owner always let the horse decide how he got caught. That is why he never let the previous owner - who had him since chocolate was 6 months old (he is now seven) - catch him from even walking up to his side. The owner had to touch his hind first and work his way up to his head. When we were taking him home and trying him out chocolate did this both times.
I have led the horse and pet him and be around him - that's all my mother will let me do. But so far Chocolate has been very curious. He is really good about his new home - he is quiet and he acts like he ha been here forever. He is a very calm horse and lets you do almost anything to him - I've watched my mom with him.
I know I have lots to learn, but I also do know a lot. But I don't know everything. Everyone is different, but everyone does have to learn more, always. I realise that, and I understand that. And like I said before, I do respect my mom and my dad. I do everything they tell me to do and I do respect them.
I know what gaited is - they replace the trot with a different gait that keeps them moving but almost always have his feet on the ground. I saw a video of a Paso Fino - man, they look hideous, but they are so smooth to ride.
I share my horses with my friends too, but I only let them handle my horses when I am around - which is why I understand why my mom doesn't want any one else messing with Chocolate while she isn't around.
If your horse takes a bite of your hand thinking it's a treat, then you need to correct that. But horses grasp food with their lips. If you put a few treats in a bucket of marbles and gave it to them, they would eat all the treats and not a single marble. That's the beauty of their lips. :) There was a word for their lip movement like that, I forgot what it was. But I will say it when I remember.
I have asked my mom about it and she just said that I ma not allowed to. She didn't say why or anything. That's just weird.
This isn't a personal issue - my friends and my boarder knows it too. They know I am on this forum.
Me and my mom are the only ones in my family who like horses. My dad just wants my mom happy, which is why he doesn't say anything about it.
I don't want gaited horses to trot - I like the gait better than a trot. I guess I must have miss-typed something because I know you shouldn't let gaited horses trot. It's basically like gaited horses have no trot. Lol.
I do watch videos, and I have books and I actually takes notes on the books and videos too. I take them with me when I ride in case I need to look at something - and I also ask my mom.
I don't get an allowance and I do my chores. I know I have a lot more stuff than some people in the world - The point of my original post was to ask to see if anyone has any ideas on maybe why she won't let me help. I thank you for your posts and advice as well.
I do everything my parents ask me to do, and everyday after school I do two or more chores. My mom said that soon I will be able to ride the bus to our boarder's house (my friend also lives there.) so I can help my friend with her cleaning the stalls and afterwards go ride.
Thanks for the advice - and ideas.
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