What are the steps you use to train your horse? Ex. You have a green horse (knows how to go, stop, turn with reins). What do you do next? I ask because I'm a little lost with where to go with Soda. I think if I have a general plan (no timeline) it will help me to stay on track. Unfortunately I cannot swing a trainer, so I'm doing this all myself. Right now I find myself working on one thing... then switching to another... then another.. then back to the original. So I need a game plan if you will.
My end goal with him is an all-rounder for myself and possibly at some point a learner for my neice. Next summer I will be starting lessons (assuming I find a job when I graduate). I'm leaning towards dressage/jumper (just low levels with him, unless he excels) and some speed events for fun (barrels, poles, maybe cowboy mounted shooting). Maybe I'm asking too much of him? LOL, alright sorry this is so dis-jointed. Its been one of those weeks.