Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: I'm an American girl living in southwest France
Congrats!! You did the right thing. Getting your own horse makes learning less stressful if you take the time to know your horse and he's a good one (patient and forgiving). Now that I've had my horse for a year, I completely trust her which makes learning easier. I'm improving much faster in my lessons as a result. Make sure you mix ground work with under saddle work, and desensitizing work with sensitizing work. It's the best way to avoid behavioral problems and have a real partner in your horse. He's gorgeous by the way!
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare