I'm confused, you've only been riding for 6 years?
And 5 of those years were with "olympic trainers", in the plural.
For the PAST, (not passed) 2 1/2 years all you have ridden is green horses? Was this with the "olympic trainers"?
I would wonder why, if you are so experienced, your trainer feels you need to learn the basics? Could it be that you aren't as good a rider as you think you are? Is this one of the "olympic trainers" that is telling you this?
Honestly, this doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me. I can't see why anyone would be told they need a 21 year old horse to learn the basics from, unless they were needing to learn the basics.
And in today's market, even within the past 2 1/2 years, the prices seem off a tad too.
Not to mention, if you are having to have your parents involved, you must not be very old, and the whole thread is a bit iffy to me.
ETA: Just found the thread you did on being only 14 last fall, so are you trying to convince us, or yourself that you have broken and sold horses for several thousands of dollars in this market, and you weren't 13 at the time, and last fall, you said you'd been riding 4 years, not to mention the "olympic trainers"?
This is a friendly heads up. Just because people are on a forum, and you think they will not ever meet you, or run across you somewhere? You would be wrong. The horse world is a very small place, and just because, for instance, I work with WP horses, I know many people of all sorts, who work with all breeds of horses, as I am sure many of the members on here also do. And not backyard people either, but people who DO compete and train with the best of each discipline, as well as some who DO train with "olympic trainers" in real life.
I'm also a member of another forum, where we had a 13 year old girl do a thread one night on how sick her horse was, that it was dying, there was no vet within 100 miles, and that her parents wouldn't help the horse, or call for help.
By early AM hours? Members of that forum had not only contacted the former breeder, former owner, they had also managed to get the law involved for animal investigation into possible cruelty, and several of those members were in other countries too. Great wakeup call for her parents as to what their child was up to.
Horses make me a better person.
Last edited by Palomine; 06-18-2012 at 10:13 PM.