I grew up around horses when I was young, but I grew away from them when we couldnt afford them anymore. When I had children we bought a wonderful dead broke old horse, Candy. She is the best horse ever that you can throw a toddler on and dont have to worry about her taking off. She is much more interested in how much grass she can eat. Recently I purchased a two year old paint, who has 60 days training on her and is papered. No one would bid anything on this beautiful soul. So I payed 300 bucks for this great horse. I have given her some time to get used to the sights and sounds of our farm, which I could tell she had not been around before. Now my problem is I am so intimidated about getting on a new horse! I dont know if it is the fear of the unknown or what she may do, or the fear that I may not know what to do if she does act up. It has been so long since I have been on a newly trained horse that I am scaring myself. I got so spoiled with our old nag. Lizzy, who is my new paint horse is so beautiful but she is bigger that our old horse too. Lizzy already stands a hand taller than Candy does. She is so nice and gentle now, coming right up to the fence. So any advice from you pros out there? How do you get back up in a new saddle when it has been so long since you have been in a new saddle? I suppose that will just have to be on the top of my list of fears to conquer.
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