What is your definition of Green, Trained and Finished
I guess lately i've been hearing the word "green" pop up a lot more than usual. I don't know if its because the way the horse market is or what, but there seems to be an over aboundance of green horses.
And then I get to thinking that Bob's definition of green could be completely different than Jane's definition of green.
I think a green horse is a horse that needs work at all 3 gaits. Where the horse may be able to do them undersaddle, but its not the nicest looking. They get confused with simple things (turning as an example) and their movements look sort of disconnected from the rider.
To me, I have a finished horse, Gem, and trained horse, Vega.
I don't consider Vega green because she does have a solid w/t/c. She is obienant under saddle and is an angel on the ground. She's not finished because I haven't worked with her in a while.
I consider Gem finished because I guess of his temperment and what he knows. I actually have never thought about it before, but everytime I ride him, I feel that he has something to teach me and that's what makes him finished.. when he can teach his rider.
So what are your definitions??