Originally Posted by LoveMyDrummerBoy
Thats so cool for you!!
I remember riding my horse for the first time about a year ago and it was a really, really exciting! Its nice to be able to do all the training the way you like :)
How long have you had your mare?
Oh and by the way, she's super pretty!!
I've had her since the 19th of February... she had been in a field for 6 months when I bought her, and not worked with in over a year. She was "green broke". I was going to wait a little while to ride her, but she progressed so quickly with her groundwork that I thought I'd see how she responded in the saddle. I'm excited that we can start doing saddle work now... in my comfy dressage saddle next time, LOL. Not diggin the western. But she did look pretty cool, I think ;)
And yes, the feeling of being able to train her MY way is fantastic. She's really started to trust me. It made me feel really good when she was relaxed while I rode her. My boyfriend taped it (and he did Crocodile Hunter narrations too) so I'll post the vid soon :)