SueC- Thank you! Wonder would agree. He is really quite an arrogant, conceited horse. It cracks me up, he's very pleased with myself. NO lack of confidence. I remember we had a German shepherd dog try to attack us. A normal horse would turn and run, not Wonder he stood on two legs and came after it with boxing gloves.
you get it! I absolutely agree. When youíre a mult-colored bird with a lot of dimensions and esoteric (great word choice btw, I didnít know that one) itís really hard to find someone who fits you that way. And can find other multi-colored birds where you may sink up but it not be a healthy dynamic. The more unique you are, the harder it is to find a fit. Because the pieces have to line up so perfectly and finding that is so very hard.
I need someone who stays fit and likes adventure to go hiking into Norway and Sweden or the alps. Likes to travel and go places. An emotionally strong and confident man, a strong man. Maybe more practical/pragmatic than me and can keep me engaged and challenge me as on a mental and intellectual level and can understand me emotionally and I relate to as well. Prefer a Scandinavian, they have an ethical and moral code I really admire and I like the culture. But it'll be a while. I think you are right and I just need to be on my own a while and if it happens, it happens and if it doesnt then that's how it is. I truly do not expect it to happen. I hope but I doubt. I figure I'll just leave a door open and if/when it's meant to happen, it will.
I think you and your husband are a lovely fit and it's nice when it's two colorful people who people say well I cant picture either of them with anyone else because you need such an exact fit, you cant just mesh with anyone.
whisperbaby- thank you. I hope so too. Im up and down. Thank you for caring and supporting us
Just note the saddle pinches him and he was really hard to get his hind legs to connect. Nicolai (GP jumper, ridden his whole life but not a professional) said he's much harder to ride than he expected and so [email protected]
strong, so f%cking strong. He's a lot to ride straight and he doesnt just ride in a line, you really have to ride him every moment and really ride and organize his hind legs. He takes full concentration. Nicolai is REALLY good. It's not always pretty but he rides the horse so they respond correctly and this is not an easy horse. Wonder is also hard to keep back which Nicolai was trying to keep him on his stride and not let Wonder make his own. Not always pretty but important part of the training. Im honestly super impressed by his riding and how much Wonder's jumping improved in one session. He did a great job!
I got on him and we jumped the same jumps, it's the first time I've gotten on Wonder after someone else and he not try to run off or lock against the leg because Nicolai did a good job of keeping him with the rider and making sure he respond when the leg is applied. If you dont make Wonder respond, he'll just push into your leg or hand and lock against you. He is so freaking strong and he just wants to take over, which Nicolai felt today and said it's really difficult to keep him with you because he just wants to take over and do his own thing. He's really lovely and fun to ride, he's hard but it is always such a pleasure with him. Nicolai loves him and they're a really good team. Getting on him after Nicolai was good because he didnt let Wonder get away with his usual antics.
I should have asked for video of me jumping Wonder. Im actually not bad at it, my eye for canter the distance is off but I stay in balance and out of the way. I just dont have Nicolai's feel or timing to make Wonder jump better. He is hard to keep centered down a line. I think because the saddle pinches his shoulders. Basically he's a hot, tense, strong horse with previous injuries. I also hate my voice and "my trainer" is the one I had in the US. We still talk.