When I worked for the cutting horse trainer I mentioned in (I'll Show You How It's Done
), I was still pretty wild and young.
After I had finally gotten to the point he trusted me to ride colts, I learned quite a lot.
As I said, most of it was of the “what not to do variety”, but I did learn a lot.
Once someone brought this big sorrel colt, he was pretty strong and could buck a little, but he actually turned into a pretty nice colt. At the beginning, he was just a little twitchy. I guess he was a little scared of what I was going do to him, and I didn’t have sense enough to see the danger signs or even offer him anything different. Usually after about a week of riding in a pen, we started taking the 2YRO’s out into the pastures to ride. This at times was a little western, especially with this particular colt!
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