Originally Posted by JustDressageIt View Post
Your choice, made easier by a few questions:
- do you have the money to put into trainers?
- do you have the time and patience to work with a trainer through these issues?
- do you want to wait a year of more to have the partner that you were hoping for?
- are you confident enough to work with this horse, with a trainer?
Ultimately it is your call, 110%. I would say it may be best to sell unless you have the time and money to put into him.
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Thank you both for your replies. It breaks my heart to have to think about this.. Because I thought I bought the ultimate horse. He follows me around like a puppy dog. On lunge, and on the ground.. he's perfect with me. No one thought that he would be a different type of horse under saddle. Here are some answers to your questions.
I would probably have some funds to put in to training.. but the type of training that he would require (2 lessons a week.. and a training ride once a week).. No I wouldn't have that type of funds.
I have the time it would require.. and (I would hope) the patience. Although I can feel the frustration building every time I ride because I'm not able to accomplish what I want.
I'm a little bit selfish.. and I'm even more impatient. I like instant results (don't we all). I'm willing to take the time it needs.. I just don't want a year to pass by, and still not be able to canter him, or enjoy my horse.
I think that if I had the funds, and the trainer was willing to really work and understand me, I would be able to accomplish my goals.
A part of me just feels bad if I let him go to someone else. It's not his fault. He wasn't trained.. so he doesn't know any better. And he also doesn't deserve to go from home to home. He should have a good solid environment where he can be comfortable and be loved.