One Red Horse posed a good question on my last post:
Just wonder, what do you want with your boy?
What do I want? It seemed simple two years ago when this adventure began. I want a horse I can safely trail ride on, either alone or in large groups. That was it.
But these days I've learned so much more, I've added considerably to the list.
I want that pocket pony kind of horse. Lily is not big on affection, Cibolo is big on it.
I want a horse that I can lead. Too alpha a horse and I'm probably not going to be a strong enough leader.
I want a horse without significant holes in its training, because I don't have the skills to fill them.
I want a horse with a generally calm nature. Every horse will spook, but some do so more than others.
I want Cibolo to be this horse. I think we have a connection. But I have to be good to him too. A poor match of horse and rider can set back a horse - I've seen it happen.
This week our trainer is going to evaluate him and see what she thinks. I didn't think he was that green, but maybe I really need an older horse. Or maybe he needs a more skilled rider.
Or maybe I can get there.