In the horse world there are so many options to choose. Even in the smallest communities and circles can produce multiple trainers, vets, clinicians, boarding facilities and no shortage of opinions...
As you know from my previous blogs I was suffering from a lack of confidence and had a very strong willed Alpha Mare.
Well I am happy to report that the past four months have been life changing for both of us. After working with a couple of different trainers in my circle I have finally found just the right one for me. She has given me my confidence back 100 fold! Ariana and I have never been better. We now have a great line of communication and are moving on to bigger and better things.
We are trial riding, wading thru creeks and playing in lakes. We have just attended our first show and competed in ten classes, didn’t bring home the gold but we had a wonderful quiet and incident free day together. She was quiet and attentive to what was going on. We were a perfect match.
All of this was possible due to finding the right person to work with the both of us. This trainer worked with Ariana five-six days a week for a full month and me once a week during that month. She gave Ariana the confidence she needed to have a leader aside from herself. But the greatest work was done on me. She gave me my self confidence back and the personal strength to take charge of Ariana and not let her push me around. The others I worked with were wonderful with Ariana but I remained timid and scared. So the work just never continued or grew. I am very excited to have my confidence back and am now able to use the years of knowledge I acquired before my accident to continue our growth. I am lucky enough to have my trainer as my boarding owner/manager so I can always get a little refresher and confidence builder if needed.
Finding the right fit can make your dreams come true!