Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
I appreciat all of the comments from every one. Your concern is genuine. The people who own the stable where I board are helping me on the ground work with my girl and helping me know what to do and how, and reinforcing me when I do right and helping where I need to improve. They have 25 years experiene each with horses and it is obvious that the horses all respect them the moment they touch them. No fear, just respect. The stable has 15 horses and we are kind of like a family with a mix of experience, but the same love of horses. Eveyone is very supportive. I just posted the question to see other views. I am making progress with my girl. She is smart, and she does do what I ask most of the time, but like any 4 year old, she tests. She is learning that I am the "boss". She is a good girl and very smart, and I look forward to working with her every day. I am not in a big panic to run through the field at a gallop with the wind blowing through my hair, I just enjoy spending time with her... grooming, lunging, riding, walking... and I do make sure to end every session on a positinve note. So thank you everyone, for your input, and I will keep you posted.