Ok, im going to try this again...
A bit about me and my horse~
Hi, im Lizzie. Im 18 and have been riding since I was 7.
After 10 and a half years of riding lessons I think my parents realised it wasnt a phase, lol! And so in oct 2009, I was able to get my first horse Country Man a.k.a. William (Willie, Willy Wonka, Will, Wills... lol depends), he responds to William though
He is a bay, 11 (nearly 12) year old Anglo Arab (50%TB, 50%Arab) Country Man Angloarabian Tb
When we got him we considered selling him on again as he became suddenly aggressive and I was not confident enough to ride him without any horse savvy people around me. He has bitten me twice badly leaving me with a scar on my arm and tissue damage to my leg, he had also hurt my dad by head butting him :(
After a 2 or 3 months I started riding him about once a week on a very short trail, he was not spooky or anything and wanted to explore more :) so I was very happy and had a boost of confidence.
Just before Christmas we managed to get a good deal on a trailer! So now I take him for a lesson every week (or at least every other week). We started off with private lessons to see what he could do in the school. We jumped on our second lesson and he had lost all confidence in himself and me (since my trial jump with him before I bought him). He refused trot poles
and then small cross poles and even when he jumped them, he wouldnt go over a filler :(
Last night, I went for a group lesson (our second ever with a group) and he jumped everything including a (very small) filler, but he jumped it! And with an excited buck at the end lol!
I have competed him once (jumping) and came first in one out of three classes! So proud of him now :)
He still bites a little but that's ok, we have a lot more to do, this is just the beggining...
1st day (the morning after he came home) 1st day (2).jpg
1st ride at home 1st ride.jpg
1st show :) Easter Show '10 (5).jpg