I wanted to let some of you know how Jacoby is doing. (For those who don't know he is a 2yo RMH that I am training as my first horse!)
Yesterday I rode him around the field and got him into a PACE and a trot! He is really eager to please and even though he is still just a babe and acts like a dog most of the time he is really coming along nicely.
I can clean all the feet, he yields to all quarters, gives to pressure really well and walks, whoas, backs and paces on the lead line! A big difference between now and June when I started him!
Although I was intimidated at first and had to learn an incredible amount of into in a short time it has been so worth it. We have learned a LOT from each other and I am so glad that I did it.
My question is about the saddle. I think it might be too long. It is a gaited saddle but when I was on him, he had a hard time staying in the pace. Granted it wasn't a long time and it was his first time moving that fast with me on his back, but should I keep trying, or just ride bareback until I find a better saddle? He wasn't complaining about it, no pain or reaction, just not much pace...