I'm a little disappointed and disgusted that I don't have the proper facilities to train my horses in. I was wondering if I should continue training my horses in my yard and out on our 'never' busy dirt road, or if I should just save up the money and send them to a trainer. I've been working with them in their pastures and in my yard, but its hard to keep them focused when they want to eat everything, so I take them on the road. I've got the ground manners up to par, and i've been working on saddling and bridling as well as standing tied, and whoa, as well as leading properly. But I don't have any help when I want to do any mounted work, and nowhere really safe to work them in by myself. I've been waiting on my husband and his family to build me a round pen/small arena in the yard, since they own a saw mill and can get the lumber, plus we have some good locus posts stashed away. I just can't build one by myself, nor do I have the strength to do it myself. So i'm in this dilemma. And i'm tired of waiting because its hindering my work and training process. I know and commend many of you on here for training your own horses, and I know to take the time it takes for each horse. But I think by now my 4yo soon to be 5 should be able to be ridden quite easily and out on the trails. In turn I think not having the proper facilities and tools has hindered her training or slowed it immensely since I can't work her when all she does is want to eat.
Any thoughts would be great...
P.s. I'm not trying to whine or sound like I don't have anything, nor am I trying to sound like I don't have the stuff for my horses, I don't have everything I would like, but I make the best of it. I'm just disgusted that I can't advance any farther in our training because we have no where to work and no help.
(posting pics of the 2 horses that i'm considering sending to a trainer, don't mind how bad the pics are :))
First is my 4yo mare
Second is my coming 2yo colt