School horses - I am sick and tired of them
I just need some words of encouragement because I am getting seriously disillusioned with riding. I've started riding three years ago and today I just had enough.
The blasted thing just can't handle not being first and I know that. So I spent a half an hour half-halting and holding him back - very unpleasant. Eventually, my concentration lapsed for a split second and the stupid thing put his head down, dropped one shoulder and went for a mad buck-sideways-gallop-head-between-legs thing, I don't think there is even a word for what he does.
And every single school horse I have access to has some sort of dangerous or irritating vice, bucking, rearing, reversing into other horses to kick them, dead to the leg...Ugh! I am utterly sick of riding at the moment. I dread every lesson and even if nothing happens (which is rare) I go home grumpy and irritable from all the tension.
And my favourite mare, an angel, is off for a year to have her foal. I am seriously thinking of just chucking it until she comes back.
No questions, just moaning - thank you for listening :)