Truth be told me and daisy have had a ruff last month! I got daisy in the middle of June!
I have wanted a horse all of my life, but that was a quick no and I couldn’t talk papa into one because he is allergic!
In 2009 I really asked for one and that was the time of the ice storm and I got one lol, a statue. Haha
We had no power, I had to cancel my birthday party and was upset. Papa made me a cake on the grill, iced it and put a horse on top, and that was the closest I got to getting a horse!
I LOVED riding with friends, and was ready to just get a horse of my own. I was planning to get a horse as soon as I got a farm.
But the opportunity came a little early, and I jumped on it! Daisy is a 19 year old Tennessee Walking horse!
I knew she would be a project horse but I have and was willing to work with her!
But recently she has started bucking, before getting on and continuing as your on! Or opposite she will ride a bit then when she decides she is done she tries to get you off!
Daisy stands to be saddle and was leading with rider on her well! We had just began bit and no lead, other than in round pen!
The problem I’m facing:
I’m stubborn and so is she, I do not want to give up on her! The people I bought her from suggested for her to be a broadmare. But she saddle so easy, I was like we are going to re-break her!
Last month I was so annoyed, I put her up for discussion/sale! It was a ruff day and followed with a lot of bucking and stubbornness!
This week she has a vet appointment to see what is going on, to see if it’s something like an adjustment in her back.
Hoping this is the case, because she was doing so good!
At first we thought it could be the bit (maybe needed her teeth floated) but she didn’t do it before when we rode her and now she is doing it with and without a bit!
Here’s to hoping it’s a simple fix, and not just a bad habit. I want to keep her! But being very honest I get very nervous when she bucks, especially because she is not as steady on her feet.
I wish I could say I was a badass, and didn’t get scared and ready for the NFR. But that would be 100% false.
You know bad habits aren’t easy to fix, trust me I have plenty like biting my nails.
If the time comes that I do need to sell her if it is just a bad habit. I hope she goes to a loving home whether it be to ride, or a broadmare! If we cannot fix the bucking she needs a more experienced rider. I just have grown attached in just these few months and. I do not want to give up yet!
Here’s to chasing challenges this week, and hopefully overcoming them and not giving up!
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