Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Western Australia
Rose is off to the trainer
Rose, the nervous pony we've had for the last five months is off to the trainer, who is also DD riding instructor, in two weeks time.
While I feel like I've come a long way with Rose, she needs more time and expertise than I can offer at the moment.
The trainer will put some miles on her, and if its safe, the other kids at the riding school who are more advanced can help get her more accepting of new people and riders. Once DD has had some more lessons, she can do some of her lesson work on Rose.
It's a great set up, for $80 a week, Rose gets trained daily, DD gets a weekly one hour lesson, and DD and I can go over there twice during the week to hang out, work with Rose and/or ride, play with or groom the riding school ponies, all supervised by the instructor/trainer.
Silly thing is I feel a bit guilty, like I've given up too soon. I know in my head that this is what Rose needs to take her to the next level. She needs to chill out with other people, not just us, she needs regular riding, which DD is not ready for yet, and she needs experienced hands to get her there. Just wish we could keep her at home while we did it. I'm going to miss the silly booger!