Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Somewhere out there in UT
Okay, hi there! This will probably be kinda long. Ok, so I've been taking barrel racing lessons for about a year now. It would have been more if my instructor hadn't been in her horse accident. But she lived and is going strong! Anyway, I love her and her horses (most of the time.) but we have to drive really far to get to lessons. She just picks me up after school. I finally got some bumper spurs, so now lessons are starting to get better again. My grandpa has four horses and was talking to my dad. There's a lady out near him, and closer to me too, that teaches almost everything. I want to try a little of everything, western events and even jumping she she teaches that too. But never over a foot at least. Anyways, my grandpa said I could have one of his horses to ride, so it would practically be mine! But I'm kinda worried. This horse, I think he's a foxtrotter arabian mix, is about 17 years old. He's been used for a trail horse, and I love him. But he hasn't been ridden for like forever. Maybe two times this year.
But the lady said she would ride him for a month and refresh his memory on barrels (I think he used to run barrels). But I don't know if that will be enough, or if he'll die soon, or I'll hurt him. I don't want to hurt him! And, the lady it take lessons from now is family, and I don't want it to be awkward! Ugh, I don't know what to do. I defiantly want to go to the other lady, but what do I do with my other instructor? And what about Buck, the horse? Ahh, I need help! What's your opinion? Thanks to anyone who helps!!!