Ok, so I have two QH mares. They are both ridiculously attached to one another and after a summer of being moved to a new farm, and this girl not riding them (I could make up a million excuses, but my biggest was that I got a job. It really got in the way and stole a lot of my time. And I got a bottle calf, which is super exciting, but I have to feed the little guy 3 times a day!)
Anyways, after someone told me that I should get on them again, I brought all of my tack over to the other farm, cleaned it up, and I thought today (it's a pretty beautiful day) would be a wonderful day to ride. The sad thing was, was I couldn't get the one that I usually ride out without the other one rushing out behind her. And when I tried to take the one that kept rushing me, she made it a few steps away from the fence, heard the other one and about took my arm off trying to get back.
It's been a big problem ever since we got them, and we kind of already knew that they were attached to one another.
Now, the biggest question I have is this... Do I separate them purposely, and see how it goes? Or, do I sell one of them?
Pros and Cons of each horse...
1. More potential. As in, easier to work with (sometimes).
2. Not easily spooked.
1. Worst of the two when separated. So, how long would it take for her to get over the fact that we sold her buddy if we went with selling the other?2. Has attitude problems. But I really think that might change if she were all alone. She gets lonely, so I think she would enjoy riding.
3. Never gets ridden cause she's kind of scary.
4. My dad would never sell her. Ever.
1. I know her better than the other. She's been my baby since Carrie is fast and obnoxious.
2. She's slower.
3. She's a lot better without Carrie. She's sort of the "pack leader" of the two.
4. She's a smoother ride.
1. She's terribly spooky. I find this a big problem with her.
2. My dad would sell her if he would sell any of them.
I guess I want a good opinion.
If we sell one, one less mouth to feed, right? I would miss that one terribly, but if it's going to work out.. I don't know.
I'm young, 15, and I don't have a lot of experience under my belt because I've had more bad experiences than anything. It's not really my decision to sell either one because my dad did buy them for me, so they're technically his.