New horse... first week.. help!
IF I get passion flower (who is a 6yr old hano mare) I would be bringing her home next week. I have had 4 horses before, but I don't remember a lot of what I did with them on their 1st week, plus I want to have this horse be my life-long dressage/jumping competition partner and I want to start off right! NO mistakes (well, obviously there will be many along the way, but I really wan to start out right). So any tips for the first week? When do I start training? When can I ride for the 1st time at the new barn? What should I do on her 1st day? Any tips for any, all or more of these topics would be SO AWESOME AND HELPFUL! Thanks!
I <3 you Magic!
He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.