Ahead of me LOL I have never had lessons!!
My mare was real spooky when I first got her, anything moved and she spun/ran for the hills! Me just working with her in the round pen for a couple months benifited for both her and I with confidence in each other.
Maybe you should have one person come along for the first couple of times, it's all up to you whether you and her both trust each other. I know I rode with others for the first 3 or 4 yrs. And then I finally ventured out on my own.
Sounds like you have confidence in her and you.......
Originally Posted by Jore
I've had her since the start of September and I've been riding for almost eight years now. I started out with one lesson a week, moved to two and I leased a few years before I got my mare. As of right now, I ride her at least five times a week and she's been improving greatly each week.
I'm pretty confident and my trust in her is growing.. she's a relatively chill mare, despite being a Thoroughbred. The seller had told me that she's rarely spooky and so far she hasn't batted an eyelid at anything.. not even when my instructor's dog came tearing down through the arena, while we were walking, and killed a pigeon.
I'm just wondering if getting another rider to come with me on their horse might be of benefit. She's at the bottom of the pecking order in the group of mares so I don't know if that will impact how she reacts. She seems really confident by herself but put in the pasture, she's very submissive and avoids conflict.
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