Greenie moms (and dads) I need some encouragement
I'm riding a greenie who belongs to a friend of mine. He was started pretty late (backed and doing groundwork since 4 but he's now 6 and just started "real" under saddle training). He has a lot of natural talent but he can be pretty pig-headed. He's been at the trainers for almost 4 months and I'm riding him 3 times a week in addition to full training so I can keep working him after he comes home. He's not dangerous or bad, it just seems like he takes forever to "get" stuff. How long did it take your greenie to start to be more consistent under saddle? This is the first time I've worked with a horse this green for this long, and I know it's going to be a process, and I have the help of several professionals..... I just really want him to start to put the pieces together and not feel like every time I ride it is going to be a remiedial session of "ok this means stop" "this means turn" Etc.