Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Grand Lake, Oklahoma
After riding him today on the trail with another horse again, the other girl and I have decided it's probably a mix of spring fever and their herd, since they're so conveniently placed on the trail. Yes, out by himself, there's probably some barn sour in there, too. Both of our horses are pastured together, and both threw the biggest fit. We had to fight to get them to go past the pasture. They both crow hopped, bronco-bucked, reared, and just all around gave us hell, but we stayed on and showed 'em who was boss and managed to get out there. Once out there, Butterscotch did well for me, but the mare (Willi) spooked needlessly at everything when she'd done just fine the other day.
I think I'm just gonna have to work him every day I go out there, train us both to know each other, and then I believe he'll eventually do what I want him to. He has wonderful potential, he just needs someone as stubborn as him.
Today, my new friend and I basically MADE those horses go. It was a private rodeo, but hey! That's what makes riding fun when you're beyond beginner, but not yet an expert. I don't show anymore, so I like to ride horses who can keep it interesting but work well once I get them under control.
Last edited by Stoddard; 03-03-2012 at 07:11 PM.