I have been kinda sidetracked for the last few months ..moving , getting married etc..and it has been taking me away from the time I need to spend with Mustang gelding.
I had girl who was riding him for the last several months but she stopped the end of July and since then he has been ridden maybe 2 times.
I have owned my Mustang for 3 yrs and he has come such a long way as far as thinking and not overreacting and his ground manners are wonderful I think. I have used Parelli 7 games and it really has done wonders for me and he is much happier too I feel. He still meets me at the fence : )
I have been working alot more with our other horse because my daughter has taken an interested in riding and wants to show in 4H so I have been focusing more on him and my daughter.
I really want to start riding my mustang again but I don't feel confident as he has some spooky tendencies under saddle and can be really unconfident . Lately I feel as if I am not adequate enough to ride him , I don't know if it is because I havent been riding him lately or because others have made other comments about how I am not confident , or he is too much of a horse for me ....etc...
2 summers ago , I was riding him about 3 times a week /ground work and we were doing very well. I did send him to a trainer before that summer for 60 days where they used natural horsemanship training .
I love this horse and I don't want to sell him but I am not sure where to go from this point and now with winter approaching (no indoor) I feel as if I am starting all over again with him or me! Nothing really bad has happened when he spooks, he is fast and jumps sideways and it can catch you off guard.
I need some opinions on where to go from here, should I sell him to someone that could do more with him ? I am not looking for someone to tell me what to do I just want some insight from others who may of been in this situation.
Also , what are some things that I can do this winter when riding may not be an option......I feel kinda stuck because everyone else is "riding" their horse at my barn except for me, but I feel just fine riding my Paint who is very laid back .
I thnk I need a swift kick in the rump!