Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
My mare is 11, but she can be a handful. I often won't ride her if no one is around. She's getting better, tho, so she may someday go on the 'ride anytime' list with my geldings.
Of course, on the worst ride we've had in 4 years, having my daughter around to yell, "Her eyes are rolling like a slot machine!" wasn't REALLY all that helpful. I could tell by all the diarrhea she was spreading around the arena that she was scared...
"Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing...well, ignore it mostly."