Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Valley of the Sun
The horse I used to lease was the dominant horse in the herd as is my horse, Willow. I seem to get along with them best.
Both are confident, forward moving, social and thinking horses. Both enjoy work, their people, and puzzles. Both are ruthless when cornered.
I'm a confident rider in most situations. I'm not good at faking things though so when I'm nervous its hard for me not to show it, but I know what I know and trust what I can do. I'm firm, but non confrontational and more apt to redirect than push.
My lease horse and Willow actually enjoy doing, being with their people, and puzzles. Even when I had problems with them I felt like we were a team working towards a common goal.
I don't get along with Mona as much. She's a follower, not confident, would rather be left alone, and is lazy. She has a strong flight instinct and will always run 1st before her brain kicks in. She thrives on routine and could probably do the same thing all day with no issue. But when you get her out of her comfort zone, she sullys up and is a bear to get going again. In those situations, she'll do what you ask but she really makes you work for it.
So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.
Last edited by flytobecat; 09-27-2013 at 10:22 PM.