Arabian Western Pleasure
we got our daughter a coming 4 year old Arabian mare who has been extensively trained to be a wp show horse. She's a great young mare. Great personality, full of try...and loaded with patience.
I am looking for a local arabian trainer/instructor who we can start working with. Arabians aren't big in our area, so i'm not sure how long it will take to find the right trainer.
I have experience with arabians and half arabians. Problem with my experience is that it's not in wp. It's dressage and saddleseat mostly, with some h/j. I haven't done anything wp since I was my daughter's age. When I ride the mare, things are slowly coming back, but I can't help feeling that this mare deserves to have a rider who knows how to use her training to the fullest.
I wondered if anyone had any seeds of wisdom that they could share, while I search for a trainer?
We have just started to ride her...easing her into her new life with us...and riding as weather allows. I have gotten very nice, correct circles, side passes, really nice transitions...but only working in walk trot, right now. I can not seem to get her into her wp jog. She is easy to get into correct frame. I was messing around on her, while I sat on her in the middle of a field...her first time there...and I did manage to get her to spin. Not a tight, reining spin, but I can't help but feel that if I asked her to, she would have tried. Mmm...trying to think of what else... we really haven't done much else, I don't think.
I would be every so grateful for any words of wisdom that you have to offer!!
Thanks in advance.