Jacks Journal, training, rebuilding my confidance, the start of a new relationship.
Yes, this is long like a book, but if you can get through it, and follow along I think you will see an awesome story of growth of my horse and I as a team.
First off a little about me. I am 27. I have been riding for almost 20 years. I have shown for years, gamed, worked on ranches, worked under trainers, and learned a lot. I have my share of ribbons, trophies, and belt buckles. I use to start colts, and tune up problem horses. 5 years ago at an event I had a serious wreck. The ambulace was called. Hurting but ok, I got back on, and was thrown hard a second time, I thought I broke my neck when I landed, ambulance called again.
Since then, plus the fact I have had kids, gained weight, ect. I have some serious fear issues, and my riding has really regressed. Some horses like Pj my old man, no biggie, I will do anything with him. Others I get a bad feeling about, when I don't know much about them, and I am terrified, what if they buck? What if I fall off? What if I can't stop them? ect. I have lost my edge.
In comes Jack. My first horse PJ is 31 this year. He is awesome, and I still compeat and win in sorting, trail challenges and gaming. But he is old, and will not live forever, he has been my go to horse for everything. I need a horse that will be at least half as good as him, for when he passes away, or is no longer rideable.
I got Jack 6 weeks ago. He is a 3yr old appaloossa. He came in with a group of horses I bought. \I do rescues, and resale project horses. Over the last several years, I have met many horses I liked, and I have several forever horses. Chaquita my appendix mare , my hubby has claimed her. PJ, he will never leave, and Cricket on of our slaughter rescues, she is the best kids horse, but I have never met my horse soul mate. Pj is as close as I have come, and I could not have asked for a better horse.
Untill Jack came along....
The lady I got him from told me about him, and sent pics, he was cute, I figgured he would be a nice resale project.
What can I say, I fell in love with him. I think I love him more than my husband...lol. Ok not really but..
How to explain it? we click 100%. He is only 3 yet I have confidance in him, he does not scare me, and we seem to have some type of bond. IDK, it is weird. Kind of freaks me out a little to.
I have done some ground work with him, saddled and lunged him, and got on him for the first time 2 weeks ago. He looked at me like ok... now what>>?
I have not had time to go to the pasture and work him. Kids, laundry, lack of baby sitter, ect. So my AWESOME hubby made me a pen here at the house, and we used our carport tent as a shelter.
And thus begins our adventure!