|KatieStanley ||01-06-2009 04:57 PM |
Addy's first week at the trainers...
Well Addy has officially been at my trainers place for a week now. Things seem to be going well. My trainer is really pleased with her movement and thinks she has tons of potential in the dressage ring. We just need to work on ground manners. She is a bit pushy- seems harmless enough though...she is only 4...but we are gonna nip it in the butt. So thats first priority. We have also learned that she has obviously never been cross tied...that was an interesting event. But in the arena she is all work, no play- so thats a good thing. Love the mare to death- underneath her baby habits she is a sweet girl. It makes me a little sick to my stomach though...b/c I was told by the farm that I bought her from that she had nearly a year in training (off the track) and with some tune up training would be ready for the training level dressage shows this spring. My trainer says she has had no lateral work! Ugh! I have had horses since I was 6, but have just recently (6mo ago) gotten back into it and have gotten serious about the dressage path...but I am still very green at dressage...so of course how was I suppose to know? I feel like I paid way too much for her (they were asking 5500, but I paid 3000)....but we will work through that and hopefully start showing in the summer...but that may be pushing it. I'll keep you updated on her progress and hopefully get video of her soon! I go out tomorrow for my 3rd hands on training session with her.