Okay I was nine when my dad thought I needed a two yearold fifteen one filly. The ladey that sold me Raven said "This is not a childrens horse, it need emense training and always has to be ridden in an arena" (because I was so small). My dad being an old cowboy thought that this is a perfict challange for a young rider...
So my dad enrolled me in 4-H, the first year was hell. No one saw that one comming, a green horse with a green rider. So Regionals came and that was my first and worst horseshow ever...the horse was so bad I cried in a few classes, always the first out. By the end of that year I was far from a confident rider.
The next year my mother found me Missy, an retired 4-H horse. She was a life saver 19 years old at the time she was the perfict confidence booster. She taught me alot and I thank her dearly. For the next 2 years I rode her but then everything has to come to an end... She was lame and old. So at age 22 she retired a second time.
My father not wanting me to sell Raven (who was barely rode in the past 2 years and was now and still is dangerous) to get a new horse. So for this past year of 4-H Raven has bean my new mount. Nervous in the begining, I slowly got used to riding her. (Oh, and so you get an idea why I was so scared about riding her; on countless occasions she's bucked in my face, charged, crow hopped and bucked underneath me. Also I was a witness to her throughing my father off.) Raven was starting to slowly show promise, until she kicked another rider when loping. After that me and everyone in my group started fearing that horse. The next ride (this past Saterday) I was more than nervous about riding her, but all went well. She only bucked once when I whipped her with a crop. Before that ride we had an presentation from a horse theripist and I found out that her bucking and kicking was mostlikley bc of my wintec saddle. So the next day we loaded her in the trailer (a two person job) to go and get saddle fitted. She was very good for the lady who helped us and we got a new bit and saddle. With good spirits we went home. The promise of a new start was almost too go to be true. Sadly it was too good to be true.
Yesterday convinced by her good behavior I caught her (with no problem) and proceded to brush her while she ate. I planned to take her for a trail ride in the good weather. She was a little pushy as lead her to the trailer to tack up. Tying her to a ring a walked over to the tack shed. That's when she suprised me and swong around and almost nailed me between the shoulders. She proceded to swing her but around and kick everytime I came near. So I ran to the house asking my parents what to do? They didn't have any good ideas so I went back to Raven armed with a whip! For the next hour I wanked up her her and whipped her sorry but evrytime she lifted her heels to me or shoved her but in my face. That was the first time she really tried to do some damage close range! What should I do her attitude is getting worce. I feel as though I might have to pull her out of 4-H if this keeps up!