...not for words, of course. I don't think that has ever happened to me. But the words that keep coming to mind are not very nice. So this post may be littered with foul language. Sorry in advance. The weather is B.E.A utiful today! The ground is still partially frozen so we don't have terrible deep mud. All would be right in the world if my horse would not try to kill me when I rode. I am pissed at him for being such a dick. I am frustrated at the thought that there may be some lurking problem that I have yet to discover. There is his mouth, or his legs, or his feet, or his back or who knows what else could be the problem. All I know is that the amount of times he bucked today, threw his head up to avoid the bit to run off, offering to take off into a canter when not asked and bucking like a dick head when I ask for a canter, is enough for thoughts of the legalization of horse slaughter come to mind.
Like the title says I am at a loss. Do I continue to ride and hope and pray that one of these stunts doesn't get me hurt? Do I just give up on the idea of riding for the next month and a half and let winter pass? Do I tackle his shitface attitude and work it out of him...lol...it is not even possible to work Steady until he is tired and gives up. But anyone who thinks I am wrong I would LOVE for you to come ride him and prove me wrong. He is being a bastard and I am not happy with him. On one hand I like to tell myself mentally that this is not my horse and if I can just get through this I will have my rock star back come May. But May is so far off and I want to live to see it. One thing I do know is my horse is a "One Upper". You say work he will gladly work faster and longer than you care to find out. You piss him off he will piss you off. He thinks he knows every thing and will gladly tell you to buzz off if you don't go along with his program. You cannot out do this horse and it is beyond frustrating. But when the words, 'one upper' come to mind I can't help but think of the worlds best 'one upper' I have ever seen.