Join Date: May 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
The thing I feel most guilty about is that I started my first 3 year old filly in a curb bit. I had NO experience, she'd never been ridden...and thank goodness she's the saint that she is or I might not be around! On the bright side I taught her to neckrein in the first 3 months of riding and she never was a "fast" horse so whoa power was never an issue! I still feel bad about it though, knowing what I know now...
One thing I have to quit doing is having such high expectations. I have 2 11 year old mares that KNOW what their job is. Know how to stand for grooming, tacking up, mounting, behave during our ride, and stand again for untacking and stuff...so now when they get twidgetty and I find no external reason for it I get upset! Then again, it may be these standards that make them stand so nice for 99% of the time!
Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly