Update, post 32, 2nd guessing future hunter,
Cliff note version:I ride hunters. My mare is athletic enought o be a 3'6 horse. Nice mare (6 this summer), athletic, great mover, but hot (QH/Trak cross, I rescued her at 3 months).
ETA: I put a pic of her as a 3 yrd old as my profile pic... She is on the smaller side still ( 15'3) but perfect size for me...
Never has tried to get me off. It takes her about 15-20 minutes to settle to get to work.In the beginning, she is a giraffe.
This is going into her 3rd year in work. We had to take some time off this winter so we are just back to a program. I have had her in just a plain snaffle right now. I have ridden her in a french link.
Yesterday the frustration hit me. I rode 2 other younger horses and they are much more green, but it was a quiet, soft ride. Heads and neck NOT up at every little noise and wind.
Unlike the giraffe. I am getting ready to either send her away to be tuned and start up with lessons w/ local pro but now I am second guessing.. Is it worth it w/ her? It's not like I have a lot of disposable income (single mommy) but I have training money to use for lessons and since I took the winter off of training, I COULD send her out.....
I have 2 other who are soft, quiet, greener but less of a fight when I am on them ( coincidently- not near as athletic).
I guess I just needed to vent. I really need to have the local pro evaluate her and go from there. Yesterday was just like a wall for me with her... :no:
Hitting my head on tack room door........... sigh.