Lazy Horse Alert
I have been back into the saddle with my english riding lessons and I've been enjoying it!
Well, I only have one problem. At my barn, we get "assigned" to lesson horses. I usually ride a horse named Keanu, and he's a young thoroughbred that I love to death and I feel as if we have a special bond. He listens to my natural leg aids easily and I make sure we work as a team.
Now my trainer took Keanu to a show for the weekend so I had to ride a horse named Ed. He's only 1-2 years older than Keanu. The thing is, he's lazy. Very lazy. Unfortunately I forgot to bring my crop yesterday and I tried to use any aids I could, but he wouldn't listen. I knew I wasn't confusing him, since the trainer that was filling in for mine told me that I was doing fine. He's just a lazy boy. Won't trot for more than 10 seconds, likes to walk and he stays behind the rest of the group in my lesson. What should I do? I have to ride him until Keanu comes back, which won't be for a few days. Should I try the crop, ask for a different horse, or just go with it..? Please help!
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