I may sound insane, but I've been riding for 3 years... And I recently got an offer for a free horse... Who is not broke to ride. I'm not going to list all the things I can do, all I'm going to say is I've always rode horses who were naughty, meant for experienced riders, but I jumped right into riding with a great coach who has taught me so much. Not just riding but how to fix bad behaviour, lunging green or naughty horses. I've watched her ground drive, and she is currently training a foal who I've been involved with (teaching it to lunge and lead). Anyway I have a great instructor who has taught me so much. I recently switched barns and am now jumping, and I've learned a lot from my new instructor as well, watching her work with green horses. At my old barn I leased a pain in the butt named Chevy, he taught me about how to sit bucks and rears, making sure saddles fit, problem solving (there was always something wrong with him so I had to figure out what that was) and how to tell if horses are lame or sound. My instructor said she was impressed with how well I can pick out exactly what foot is lame and what the cause could be. I've had problems with Chevy cantering, and know just how to fix all that. I know a lot of you are going to say that I'm being crazy, and that I can't ever train a horse yet, I'm much to inexperienced. But I have all the patience in the world, and I am soooooo determined! I'm not afraid to ask for help if I need it for sure.
So the horse I've been offered, is a 6 year old standardbred, over 16hh and off the track. Has been lunged and sat on, but that's where her training ends. She is sound and healthy, but in need of a home. She is free. I've always wanted to adopt an off the track standardbred, it's been a dream of mine, and she is so precious. What do you think? Is it possible to an inexperienced rider to start a horse if they read up on it A LOT, (I already have a great idea of how I'm going to start) and seek help if needed? Thanks please don't be rude, even if you think I'm crazy.
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