Hello Everyone. I thought I'd start a journal to help keep me focused and consistent with my training of Buck, my daughter's 14 year old Cremello gelding. He's a Tenessee Walker Cross with Paint . . . I think :) I bought him for her late last Spring since the horse I had at the time was a fireball not suited for beginners. I have since given him to my friend who owns a beautiful ranch where he had a job working cattle.
My daughter is 11 and a total horse nut. She did Saddle Club last year and had so much fun, but Buck had never seen most of the events they perform there. They do poles, barrels, and other stuff I'd never really seen either. Buck was a trooper. Oh and it took her about a week to learn how to lope on him. She was so excited! (I however was scared to death. But didn't let her see.) My goal is to get but in shape for her this year and responsive so she can move him a little faster with "power steering"! Right now she rides in a bosal till she gets a better seat but I'll be giving her lessons in a briddle soon. Since we're not working cows and just looking for fitness I ride him in a bosal. The last 30 days I'll look to move him in to a bit so he can get used to it.