I've recently been given an opportunity to ride an amazing little green OTTB. He's so smart and SO willing to learn. I believe the lady has kind of been screwed over being told he's being "trained" but for being in training for two months, I couldnt even get him to circle nicely, bend, walk calmly, trot nicely, just basically, I feel like im riding a completely fresh off the tracker... I worked with him walking, circling, serpentine's, and trotting in circles and transitions, and he finally started to calm down and get it after about 30 minutes of walking and 10 or so of light trotting with lots of transitions. The trainer WONT give her a schedule that he comes up and the lady has no idea about horses... basically I'd have no idea when the other guy is coming up, and its a two hour drive for me to get to him to ride, but im ok with that because its near my family and id be able to stay here. Yadda yadda any ways, turns out she didnt want to pay me, and she wants me to ride him three days a week...
Moral of the post? Should I do either one? I really want to ride, but I don't want to spend the money on gas to get to option two, for nothing other than a ride, I could go spend it on a lesson.... but id be doing what I wanted which is working with a project.
I just don't know if its stupid of me to do either one... I do need a job that pays... but I want so badly to work with horses. .
Edit! She also says that when the guy does come up and ride he rides for 15-20 minutes. And!!!! Disclaimer I am in NO way bashing this trainer or anything. I don't know the deal or anything that's going on. Its just my opinion.
Should I do either one? Or just go take lessons and work on me more?