|And the horse has been so good lately, you guys.|
And so far, it's been just fine. We've had hiccups and we've had moments of uncertainty, but we've been able to show a steady stream of progress and we've been able to overcome things. All has been good in that respect.
But part of me is still strongly considering training with Trainer K at the end of the year.
Not because Annie is a bad horse, or because we are having some issues I haven't disclosed on my blog. In fact, she is a pretty solid citizen for the most part.
So why am I still considering it?
I guess the simplest answer is: I am not a trainer.
|I am a professional shit scooper tho.|
So, I have that going for me.
And none of them are wrong.
Having being stuck (not by choice) in the DIY category for most of my riding life, what seems like an attainable thing (ie. lessons) is not as simple a feat for someone who has a working life, lesson commute (1hr each way), and (always at the most inconvenient times) a very small pocket-book. I constantly fall in and out of the lesson cycles due to things like weather, work, or no later ride times, which makes me short-listed on various occasions (regulars get first dibs, as they should!).
I am quite fortunate to have my own trailer now and a verrry understanding Boyfriend (any lesson I need to commute to, I am gone 4-5 hours of the day, usually at dinner time lol).
The whole sending your horse away for training thing is a hot topic, and I am kinda stuck in the middle with all of the mental brain-games that go on. Self-doubt and being impressionable really sucks! Altho, as a good friend said - "You need to stop being so hard on yourself! This is literally one month of training, it's not like you are going to have her in training for the rest of her life!"
|This guy did two months training before|
I brought him home.
And if you have sent horses for training, why was the reason the horse was sent for training? Is it a situation you could've resolved yourself? How long was the horse in training for? Would you send the horse for training again?