Which Horse for a Clinic?
I'm attending a clinic in a couple weeks and I have a horse dilemma! I am very lucky to have several horses available for me to ride, but I've having trouble deciding which one to pick.
Horse #1: Young, (5-6yrs), gelding that is starting to come along nicely. Definitely has his moments, but has been wonderful lately. Lead changes are pretty solid. Very wiggly going towards jumps, but will jump from anywhere as long as you make him.
Horse #2: 4yr old mare. Has been having meltdowns lately about the terrifying trees next to the arena. Not as responsive as I'd like about picking up leads when asked. No lead changes yet. I ride this mare a lot, so I'm wondering if riding her in the clinic would help me gain some extra insight into furthering her training.
Horse #3: Older teenaged gelding. Been there, done that show hunter. Very easy to ride so I could really work on myself.
Horse #4: Young, (5yrs), pony mare. Gorgeous mover, super smooth, easy to jump. Lead changes are there most of the time, but could definitely be cleaned up a bit. I'm not that tall, but I still look big on her so I don't know if she'd be appropriate to ride in the clinic...
Overall, I'm not quite sure if I want to ride one of the greenies I normally ride and get some extra help on them or if I just want to focus on myself. These are not my horses, so making great progress with one doesn't mean he won't be sold and gone tomorrow! Since I ride a wide variety of horses, I'm wondering if working on just myself would be best; however, I do ride a lot of young, green horses so maybe riding one of them would be quite beneficial also. From what I've heard, the clinician is very kind and patient, so riding a greenie wouldn't be an issue.
Any advice as to which horse, (or type of horse), I should ride?