Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: south central coastal FL
• Horses: 0
I’m not exactly new to horses, but I am ignorant. My last real horse experiences was 30 years ago, and my training was to not yank on the reins and hang on to the horn, if necessary. I worked at a dairy, and part of my job was riding a retired cutting horse, blind in one eye. One day, I accidentally found “buttons”, and fell in love with horse riding. (I’m an animal lover in general, but that was when I started loving being a rider, vs passenger.)
I’m here, lurking, reading tons! And watching and listening to questions and answers. Hard to know what questions to ask when you know nothing, so thanks to the people asking and answering.
My goal is to work at a local horse rescue this summer after my youngest graduates. I want to be familiar with the basics of biomechanics, common health issues and behavior issues, even though I only plan to be a laborer.
I really appreciate everyone’s voices here, and have been led to great resources. I have also learned that my Catahoula is actually a horse (a comment only a Catahoula parent would understand).
Thank you to everyone who asks, everyone who answers and everyone who takes the time to talk about their discipline and philosophy. And the mods! I am learning SO much!