"My son's first pony was a "freebie" from friends within in the horse community. He was 4, she was in the 30+ range, about 13 h, POA, vanilla with caramel spots and really BIG hair. Her little girl had outgrown her and she needed to go…"
"I bred a mare I adored and am still riding the result. HOWEVER, it has been very much of a bittersweet journey. Would I do it again - not on your life!!!!! Your statement that what you get will be "YOUR" horse and you will ride it for its…"
"My horse rarely or never drops to pee. I have owned him since birth and he is now 14 and has never (knock on wood) had any kind of bladder/kidney infection. At a very young age, I taught him to pee on command (whistle). When I worked at the…"
"Yes posture is so important! And your point that if you can't sit on a chair for an hour, how can you ride dressage correctly is also a very good point. However, sitting on a moving horse is much more difficult to do than sitting on a chair.…"
"It seems to be a worn-out metaphor these days, but I AM enjoying the journey with my horse more. I am more likely to listen to what my horse is trying to tell me - we're working on our changes and I have realized that I really to need to be…"
"I used to go to shows to win - I am very competitive by nature. Now I go to shows FIRST to have fun and a weekend away with girlfriends and uninterrupted time with my horse. I challenge myself to a personal best - if I've been struggling with…"
"I'm actually an over-50 rider who never really stopped riding. I've modified what I do with horses - I no longer event or jump as I too have discovered that one no longer bounces but breaks!
I now ride dressage and have invested in a…"
"1. I don't think any of the Army Boot Camp type instructors will respond. By their very definition their approach is domination and control, not learning and adapting. But hey - I hope I'm wrong! Anybody out there????
2. It never ceases…"