so the past two days, I’ve finally been able to ride my mare. my mom had her on the lunge line, and we were working on getting her to listen, and go forward without having a bitch fit.
guys, this is so fucking huge for me. for the past few years, i wouldn’t even work with her because she had shattered my confidence so bad. every ride was a struggle for us, because i would be so nervous, and she’d be done with my shit. she has such a low tolerance for everything, i’ve had to learn how to be so much more subtle and ask as quietly as possible. she’s extremely intelligent, which is most of the problem, because she knows how to do things, but she also has a shit ton of tricks to avoid doing what you ask. i rode her for the first time last year on a couple of trail rides, after not riding her for about 3 years. my mom had been working with her instead, while i worked with my gelding. sure, she’s still as stubborn as ever, but i think we’re getting some breakthroughs. this mare has so much potential, and could be my upper level dressage horse if we can just work together.
i love this mare, no matter how awful she can be. and to be able to ride her, even on the lunge line, and have her trot without her trying to launch me into the next hemisphere just because i asked her to…it was amazing. i can’t wait to see how things shape up this year with her.
my horse is an idiot.
if he thinks something is touching his nose, whether it’s a fly/fluff/wind/nothing, he flips the fuck out, throws his head like a diva, and knocks himself off balance.
while i’m riding.
which is really hard to freaking sit with sometimes.
i really need to get him or make something that covers his “delicate” little nose.. prissy little thing he is.