Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Please please please Do NOT get a young horse.
I've got over 25years of owning, riding, schooling, competing and retraining experiance (that is well over 15k hours possibly even over 20k) and it is only in the last few years that I have started breaking youngstock.
In breaking youngstock I've been badly hurt several times and that is even with my knowlege of how to fall properly and my ability to read a horse!
Heck my newest lad managed to kick me in the head on friday thus I spent most of the evening in A&E, had I not read the situation and moved instinctivly out of the way, it is very likely that it would not have been just a glancing blow and it is very likely that I wouldnt be here typing this now! My insitinctive jerk sideways saved my life and with less than 50hrs of contact time you will not have those instincts that are vital to keep you safe with young horses and triply so with young wild horses!
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT