Sunday, January 17, 2010
Not a confidence building day
We went on a trail ride - I on Cibolo, the BO on the black TB - one of the two horses she's tuning up to sell.
My horse bucked. Five times. (clarification - just one buck, but on 5 separate occassions)
We were trotting and he wanted to canter. I said no. Buck
Didn't matter if we were in the front or the back, way ahead or far behind.
I know why he did it the first few times. He's been cooped up and wanted to run.
But that doesn't really explain the last 3 times. After I say no, that should be enough.
So my question is -- what the hell am I doing on the back of a bucking horse again?
And, more frightening, is it me? Am I turning a horse that was perfectly broke into a bucking horse because I don't want to canter? Can I just not do this? Again?
Husband wants the horse - actually all horses - gone. He thinks this is a lot of money to spend on something that isn't working out for the second time.
I'm pretty low. I don't know what I want anymore.
Here's my comfy, but ugly , saddle.
Here's a a picture of the appaloosa. More on him another time.