Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Alberta, Canada, North America, The World!
^^I love that.
Oh boy, you don't want to hear my first stories! There was this really old Paso Fino gelding we'd gotten for free (and he was nearly blind on one side) and I would saddle him up with some help from my sis, in the beginning, and then was left to my own devices. After the first couple days I'd take the poor old guy off the yard to a cattle pasture and just gallop him the length of the field. I wanted speed, that's about it lol. He didn't let me push him too far though, he was real opinionated and head strong and if he didn't feel like going out he would plant his hooves, hold his head steady, and nothing I could do would make him leave. We both got so frustrated so often. But I loved that pony. He was usually up for my crazy idea of fun, and once he was finished he was going home, with or without me lol.
ETA: things I wish I'd been told in the beginning: it's not all about speed even tho speed is pretty awesome. And also I really wish I'd been started with lessons, not left to my own devices like that for my horses sake. But you're good there :)
Hold on to what makes you happy! If it tries to buck you off, just hold on even tighter!
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