I nearly forgot to introduce myself, because I´m so busy with reading everything
But now T thought of it, so: hello everyone! I came here because of Romys very interesting diary in another forum and i´ve decided that i want to read more
I will probably read a lot more than wirte things down... i dont like to write, when i allready know in my head what to say, and while thinking of it i often find some answers for myself. But we´ll see
Just don´t wonder if you won´t read a lot from me.
Now to myself. I come from Germany, Lower Saxony an have a German Riding Pony which is 11 years old now. I have her since she´s 4 years old and at the beginning we were riding the classic way, dressage and jumping, a few turnaments... she is my first own horse (I´m 26 now) and i always wanted more than just the riding thing... so i started searching and we´re still on our way. I began with groundwork an al little bit of parelli trainig sessions a few years ago... maybe 3 years ago. I went on to Clicker-Training maybe 1 year ago and now I´m here
a stopped riding everyday since my horse has the chance to go to the pasture everyday. 1,5 years ago she moved to a stable where the horeses went outside in a big herd (22 horeses) everyday. But in the winter ist was only for 4 hours, so i decided to move again, and since the beginning of 2015 i´m in a new stable. Since July she is in a free stall barn, but I´m not quite sure if she really likes it. The other possibility is to be in a big box for a few hours and be on the pasture (in summer) or paddock (in winter) most of the time (at least 10 hours in winter). So I don´t have to ride everyday because she could move on her own. With that I made the experience that my pony is really happy just being with the others horses and does´nt want to do something with me anymore.
Now I´m thinking about riding (because I really like it!) or not and what to do instead... going for a walk ist mostly eating grass and other time being afraid of being alone.
I already started reading Allas diary and it kind of made me happy that I´m not alone with a horse who prefers beeing in the herd and not interacting with me. I´m just not sure if i will be happy with that anytime. But I´m not through with the diary yet, so i´m interested in how it goes on.
I´ll keep reading and thinking everything over.
Yesterday it was just raining so I went to the stable with an umbrella and clickered my pony not beeing afraid of it. She came to me on her own after the other two horeses where bored and liked it to getting food for coming under the umbrella. So this worked well.
Now I´m looking forward to read a lot in here and getting inspired