When to finally get on my horse~ Can't decide, need imput
As some may know I have been working hard with my horse on the ground. We have finally gained some ground with the lounging and "ho"
My horse was in pasture an not ridden for a few years. Since the end of May this summer I have been working on getting his feet better and now that this is better we have been working on the lounging.
The dressage trainer at my barn gave us a groundwork lesson and told me that my horse needs more muscle along the topline. She said she would not get on him for a while.
My riding instructor (at another barn) told me that it's not like my horse has "never" been ridden and I should put a saddle on him and let him get used to the stirrups hanging etc. and get on him before the weather goes south and it becomes to cold and wet.
Now, I understand where both of these people are coming from.
I had decided to start training Tiny from scratch because I am not sure what all this woman my Dad had sent him too really did. He was there for 3 months when I could not ride and Dad says she rode him all the time.
I did however ride him in one of my Dad's pastures for about 20 min on two occasions before I had my car accident
So what would you all think?
Should I or shouldn't I get on him???
Now I would not be getting on and doing anything to over board. Walking mainly.
How long do I need to do the lounge work before I get on if that is what you think should happen???
I do not own a saddle but my riding instructor has a ton of saddles and I am sure we can find one that fits.