Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: In my own little world;)
Who knows, lol. I have a feeling I'm just in for longer "teenage" years with this one :/
I'm pretty sure A LOT of it has to do with the fact that as a mom, I know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! And that she really is the smartest "dumb blonde" there is, haha. That's just who she is, always has been. My guess now that I think about it, is that with my horse she learned quickly that she had to problem solve instantly, there was no other choice. Whether it was a good solution or a not so good one, she had to make come up with something NOW.
It wasn't that she was afraid of my horse, or even that he was unsafe for her, he just challenged her. And she learned VERY fast with him, if you let him get away with anything just once he'll do it every time without fail. The had to learn very quickly to be the boss, which is completely opposite of her personality. She will ignore issues because she doesn't want to deal with them, she's very passive that way. When she was working with my horse she understood that she couldn't be that way.
With the pony, she see's less of that type of challenge. The pony is more forgiving in that she lets you make a lot of mistakes and doesn't hold it against you. She allows the Princess to be to passive again. Because the minute she's doing anything with mine, she's right back to being the boss.
We only got the pony 2 weeks ago, so I'm crossing my fingers that it gets better and she just hasn't been challenged enough yet. I'm sure that next spring when we start getting ready for show season and she has to teach her showmanship and show a 17 yr old pony that may have never been shown before that more assertive side will come back out.
Unfortunately, she had to learn to ride backwards, lol. She learned on the challenge, and THEN got the teacher.
I just have to duck tape my mouth shut until then.
"Just because I don't do things your way, doesn't mean I don't have a clue"