Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Pumpkin is my first and only horse at the moment. He came with our house at around 5 or so years of age while I was only 2.5 years old. It was only when I was about 11 that I started really working him, getting him to lose weight and start being ridden.
Since then we have come a long way but we still have tonnes left to do and improve on. He is now around 18, so a lot more care will be needed soon for joints and such.
There is one principle that should never be abandoned, namely, that the rider must first learn to control himself before he can control his horse. This is the basic, most important principle to be preserved in equitation - Alois Podhajsky