So upset right now!
I just need to vent for second and my parents are getting sick of me. I was at my horse class today with my gelding. It was about 5 hours long today instead of our normal 2. Well, last week me and my sister skipped class to go hunting and my instructor wanted us to make it up. Okay no biggie right? HA!
The first class we started the horses on walking and trotting circles around cones. Come the second class (our make up class we joined in on his second class) He told us we were going to do a reining pattern. Like a real reining pattern at the lope. We had 20 minutes to practice rollbacks, stops, spins, ect (things we haven't ever done before) in an arena with like 15 other people on horseback.
I expressed my concerns about my gelding having hock arthritis and being expected to do these moves. I was accused of making excuses for my horse! And told that everyone else does what needs to be done without a word and I should to.
It came my turn to do the pattern and it was a mess! (I wonder why?) His circles were everywhere (im just thankful he picked up the correct leads) his spins were more like little circles, and his rollbacks were him turning in an arc. I was embaressed as heck, because everyone was watching me, I was riding in a halter (forgot my bridle and he decided to be a pain that day) and we completly screwed everything up.
Is it just me or was it a little unfair to ask my horse to perform this knowing full well he couldn't do it? And I still can't get over the whole making excuses for my horse.
Okay, my vent's over.
Never forgot the horse that taught you to be fearless (Braveheart RIP) the horse that taught you to stay strong no matter how bumpy the road is (Caesar) and the horse that always had to test gravity by throwing you in the air (Cali)