I guess this is how parents feel when they send their children off to kindergarten. Since I only have fury children, and not the human species, I do not know. Chad and I took the four plus hour trek today so Mazzy could start learning to be a riding horse. I have high hopes for her, so it is a big decision. I want things started right, or else I could be spending her lifetime "fixing" her. Of course there are a multitude of choices to consider and I have been weighting my options for about a year now. I know I do not have the time to properly start her, so who would I trust with my sweet baby that I have raised from birth? I chose a man that I have seen the results from his training. One of the most important factors for me is available time. Someone who has so many horses to train that they can only spend 30 minutes a day can not give her the mileage I am looking for, that will come soon enough when she moves to the busy show barn. I know and have seen many horses this man has started and trained. What's better than seeing the results? This guy is a horseman who works not only for the client, but for the horse. He mentors the horse, he nurtures the horse, and he cares about the horse.
The grey horse above is my friend's horse. She was bucking off her trainer, so she was sent here to be "fixed". I watched her go, and she was completely well behaved and "fixed". I was very excited to report back to my friend how well she was doing.