Hey there! Yeh I have very rarely come across somebody that lives here in the uk! Hehe
Shame you don't know of soembody that can help.....never mind
Iridehorses - Yeh I am 100% sure there is nothing a can do to change how it is on my own. Its just a case of finding somebody that can help and not make the situation worse. Which is so tricky!
That's why I love geldings also!! Which is why I was thinking of selling her and getting a nice 8,9,10 year old gelding that has done it a little more and willing to help me get back to top form. Its frustrating as I know I can do it but she only goes so far and then seems to just throw the towel in and say NO. I should be doing so much more than I am but feel almost held back by her. Which sounds horrible but it is how I feel.
I had a day with a friends horse some time ago. He is an ex grade B showjumper. A massive hannoverian gentleman and I took him to a local show. At this point I was still very scared of jumping. But he took me round a course of small fences and before I knew it I was confidently correcting his strides and riding him round a course of 3ft9 clear and happily, which is what I know I can do. I was buzzing afterwards! Hehe He was useless with traffic but they all have their flaws don't they!? And that flaw I could deal with happily!