You will all be thinking that I am absolutely bludy insane and, yes I am. But, the horses I have taken on were due to be deployed up to heaven in all likelihood due to bad behavior. This is their last chance saloon. And for me, well you only live once and this is something I absolutely love doing. Its my passion, I work bludy hard so why not?!
I won't deny these horses are quirky and difficult but for me, I wouldn't have them any other way. If the horse I am riding doesn't push my boundaries, I get complacent and bored. I haven't owned a quiet hack once in my entire life (yet). Carl Hester once said that the best horses are always the quirky ones, and I whole heartedly agree with this. These types give their all to you and that is why I have them chilling quietly in my paddocks.
First Training Lessons will consist of:
1) Teach the slightly smaller bay to let his rider get on from the ground without pissing off = mounting and dismounting until this becomes an extremely dull process for the horse instead of a very exciting one;
2) Teach the much larger bay to move forward off the leg = forward fun work such as XC and hunting......hence XC training 20th Feb and hunting soon thereafter!
Updates to follow........