Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Midlands, UK
I think (and this is my own personal opinion, and others may completely disagree, which is absolutely fine, this site is for peoples' opinions!) that with project horses, the bond is so much greater. To be honest, I've only had one horse of my own, and when I got her, she was traumatised and not ridable at all! But working with her to get her trust has done us both the world of good. A girl I know got bought a horse that was already perfectly broke, and was competing, but now she has him, she doesn't really want anything to do with him, which has made him turn naughty and nasty towards her. It's heartbreaking to see such a remarkable horse turn into a nightmare. I don't know if it's just coinsidence that he turned out like that, but they have absolutely no bond. :'(
I've offered to work with him for her, and I've done a few sessions just of basic join up with him, and when he has some descent one to one attention, he's such a lovely horse. But I've offered since, and she doesn't seem bothered what happens to him :'(
Sorry, went a bit off subject....