Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
My idiot Thoroughbred was six when I got him, and he was a complete basket case. I was scared to death to get on him and I came close to getting rid of him a couple times. But then I found a good trainer and I think it was a mixture of him aging and maturing and me becoming a better rider that made it all work out. He's ten now, and is a lot better behaved. He still throws tantrums now and then and he's still an idiot, but I learned how to deal with it and he doesn't scare me anymore. His "TB moments" are annoying at the most, and I'm happy to tolerate his quirks.
I don't know that your horse will ever be dead broke. Most Thoroughbreds aren't, even with all the training in the world (at least in my experience). But she'll probably mature and become more reasonable with time. It'll also help if you have a good instructor. That way, you'll improve, and you'll be able to handle your horse a lot better. Once you're more confident and know what you're doing, Molly will sense that and be more secure and cooperative with a firm, confident leader.
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