06-18-2010, 04:24 AM
| || | Teaching Missy to go on the bit...
So I've been thinking. I got Molly, and she obviously hasn't been schooled or anything fancy, but I want to start teaching her new things. Fun things. We have started a little bit of jumping and stuff, but I want to start her from scratch. Like going on the bit, ground exercises, riding exercises, so when I saddle up and mount she enjoys what she does. Not hate it. So now my riding buddies gone it's really only just me and Molly. I'm quiet excited to start working independently with Molly. She isn't a fan of riding with just us, she's much better with her riding buddies. But that's what I want to change, so she looks forward to "Me and Mum time" Then, of course, there's out of the paddock riding and road work, she gets very ancy and im not confident out on the road with her, but im putting this first so we can both build our confidence. Any exercises that would build trust would be helpful, lol.
We have come a long way from 1 August 09, everyone doubted her very much, but I believed in her and we have come a frigging long way! Yeah, she aint perfect and far from it, and I can tell not many people around us trust her. They wont even let her near there horses, that brings me down, but when I think of back the first day I got her, I really didn't think we'd make it here. I even got a "She'll break your neck." remark. That set me off, hell!
I'm super excited to start her off with fun exercises, but I want to start pretty slow and get her used to riding alone a lot more than she's used to. I'm sure she'll get the knack of it, but any fun idea's will be much appreciated! Cookies if you read that!!