Hi all --
I'm in need of some advice. As most of you know, I bought a horse about a month ago (site unseen -- I know.. mistake #1). He's everything I could want as far as personality, looks, temperament, ect goes. I had one riding accident with him about 2 weeks ago, and since then, have been taking it easy and concentrating on walk/trot. Today, I had my trainer ride him while I watched. I finally got the answers I needed. He's a lot greener than we all thought. He charges forward and runs in to the trot.. and he's not able to hold the canter for longer than a few strides. At first.. I thought it was because of my weight. My trainer is probably half my size.. so it's definitely not that. He wants to do the work... but he's just clueless on what exactly we're asking.
On previous posts.. I read several people comment on get the horse that best suits you now.. not what he can be down the road. So this puts me in an awkward place. After spending years out of the saddle.. I may not be the best person to try to train him. Do I hold on to him, and hope that one day we can grow together and be able to have that nice ride that I dream of... or do I sell him, and look (and ride!) other horses that better suit me now?