I really wanted to get this out in ONE post.. because I feel like everyone is getting mixed info and going off others, or maybe old posts when I was angry/frsuterated. But hers the full story basically.
For those who want to bring up Chance in most of my posts
I KNOW I've had problems with her and still do, I don't deny that. But everyone who rides her mentions how smart she is and how much horse she is [her and her 14.3H self
]. I get complimented on well we work together when she's being good. She's a hot breed, and was abused/neglected from the day she was born till I got her even a few weeks afterwards..by me
. I was still EXTREMELY unexperienced, and scared by this mare.. and I was still at the barn who was abusing her.. so they way they told me to lunge her and lead her around was by 2-3 chains in her mouth..it was to teh point where she tounge bled when lungeing.. but to them it was teh only way to keep her 'in control' I hold NO pride in that.. I make mistakes, everyone does. Im not saying im perfect in anyway or know everything. But I HAVE learned a lot from the horses I've worked with, the type of horse barns I've been at.
I DO get defensive, not making excuses here, but I've only ever gotten hell for owning Chance. Even my mom is asking me to sell her because of how many times she just "snaps". But now knowing there could be something physical changes the whole story.
When she does "snap" It is ONLY in teh winter.. I think that's the part people are missing. In teh summer she show ready basically, 100% trust worthy. In the winter she turns into a spooky flightly horse. But to do what I have in teh warmer months is what keeps me wanting to work with her.. because I never thought i'd EVER get to where I have with her. She's 6 years old and only been broke a year and a half. I know I can get her past that huge road block.. I've gotten her past most of the stuff she's run into. Im sure others could do it faster then I could but I want to be the one to finish her. Keeping the safety in mind of course.
I have reached out to people in the past to help, barn owners, trainers, friends.... she was only called names, told me to put her down and that she was worth nothing. They only made her worse, so I decided to stop trying to have others do it and figure it out myself... People who see her now in my videos.. are absolutely amazed and doesnt believe its the same horse.
Pictures to show what I can and have done with her[riding wise] IF your interesting. http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...hele/jumps.jpg http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...ichele/069.jpg http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...ichele/009.jpg http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...Picture2-4.png http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...e/DSCN0300.jpg http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/e...esternpony.jpg
So YES we've had some down, but A LOT of ups to make up for it.. so don't just base me on the bad, most of the posts I've made were defensive.. and based on frusteration... I've made some posts mostly when I was angry and frusterated.. only because my mom wouldnt listen and only would want her gone.. so I posted only to get things out ... but I forgot to post teh postivie.. so that's my fault.
So go ahead and reply :) I hope, maybe, I cleared some of it up????