Taking on a challenge Named Honey.
My name is Dani. I have been presented with an opportunity that has a long list of pros and cons. Here is a little back ground./
I was raised very country but never around horses. I love them and i am comfortable around them but inexperienced. I work for a great company that provides an amazing opportunity to their employees and their horses through a horse club. They have a huge pasture and a herd of at least 30 horses with endless trails to ride on. Through the club everyone looks out for everyone but i am relatively new to the campus. The doctor i work for has 3 horses, 2 of which are at the pasture and one he boards. In the club you are only allowed to have 2 horses and he would like to have all 3 up there. Here is where i was presented with the opportunity... he offered me the horse said she would be all mine if i just kept her at the pasture with the other horses. Honey a 15 year old painted quarter horse, she is very sweet to me and said he would still be there to help train me and help with any vet expenses and such, if i would spend the time with her that she needs and ride her. The horse is well mannered and good with the other horses but he has had a lot of difficulty with her in riding. She just stands there. When she is riding with other horses she will follow but never lead and if alone she will not move! He has gotten into the habit of using a crop on her and I have seen him get her going a little but not much. I feel like I have enough patients to sit on her day after day and work with her but at 15 years old am I wasting my time? i have watched video after video after video about horses not moving and how to work them. A few members said they would be willing to help but i will have my hands full as she does not listen. Any advise wold be greatly appreciated!
Thank you so much Dani