Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: west palm beach, fl
my take on it sounds a lot like incitatus....lol my mare is a "cow". its been her loving nickname for going on four years. shes an opinionated gal. BF says he could trade me for the mare and it wouldnt be all that different except she doesnt talk....lol some days, i know i cant get on her. me being grumpy+her being grumpy does NOT make a good ride. but when theres a job to be done, shes all heart and fire. brave to a cow, a fence, or a hog. shes the best partner ive ever had.
then theres toby. hes a cuddle bug puppy dog sissy. only had him for a few months, and hes come a long way, but still needs miles and miles. he was scared of his own shadow when i got him, and so unsure of people he'd hide from strangers. and even a couple people he was familiar with. at first, he and i didnt really clock, he was just another restarting project...a timid one at that. but as we've progressed in our riding, hes shown me theres a big brave horse in there somewhere.
like the other day... i decided to take a long trail ride and pony annie off of toby just to get her out and get toby some experience with it. At one point annie got her mare game on and decided she was done being dragged around by the lesser in her herd, and planted her butt. well, toby did his job. at my urging, he dropped his head and threw his weight forward and DRUG miss stubborn butt along. i was pleasantly surprised, and very proud of him.
sometimes, its about loving a horse for who they are, not how well they match.