Who to ride?
I have a LESSON scheduled at Applewood on Thursday evening. I am so excited and nervous. I haven't had a formal riding lesson in about a year. I am only doing a 30 minute lesson because I don't want to waste the time and money when I am not strong enough to function for 1 hour or hard in-the-saddle work.
I was asked if I would prefer to ride Chance or Jackson.
I have ridden Jackson once. He took his rider to "Best Child Rider on a Horse". He is pretty much point and click. He is for sale. Big TB. He is a puppy dog and I really enjoy him.
Then there is Chance. I have bonded with him in our 1/2 dozen rides over the past month. He has some straightness issues and tends to be a bit spooky. He is also for sale (for 26K less) and I have an honest interest in finding a perfect owner for him. He is talented and deserves to show off his talents.
I lean toward riding Chance so that Ms. Apple can help me work through some of his issues and so that I can continue using those techniques during our schooling session and, hopefully, inevitably put him in a better position for sale. Perhaps even work towards showing him one day (with a For Sale sign around his neck).
BUT, I can concentrate on myself if I ride Jackson. Ms. Apple can spend the time working on my position faults and not worry about identifying and adjusting to issues with the horse.
SO, shes waiting on an answer... Whatcha got?