Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: knee deep in spring mud
• Horses: 0
While I don't recommend "The Hard Way", I DO appreiciate its deeply and eternally ingrained lessons. Been there, done that when I was young and new, too. I learned the most from the horse himself.
Jazzy, those are precisely the "points along the arc" that have to line up for green/green to truly work: proper horse, attentive student, qualified advisour. And it IS no piece of cake no matter how much skill is involved AFTER the fact.
My emotionally disrupted and currently not for the unskilled black horse came to me from a weak intermediate who prides herself on her self-proclaimed and imaginary PSG skills and greener than grass husband (very nice guy, poor dude). Her statement to me when I asked why she took on such a horse for her husband was this: " Oh HE won't care, he's never ridden. He can't appreciate a smooth ride yet so I can teach him on anything." (Horse has dressage -coveted, LOFTY gaits, need say no more).
Long story short: Horse is mine for life : )
Good on you, Jazzy, for taking on what you did with what you have, and making it work to the best of all involved. It CAN be done, once in a great while .....carefully : )