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Breaking My First Horse

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As summer is coming to an end, I am reflecting on how I spent it. This summer flew by fast as usual, and I spent a lot of my time breaking a very stubborn horse. Looking back, I sincerely do not know who learned more from it, me or him, but it was a learning experience for both of us.

I bought my horse as a weanling straight off his mother out in a pasture. When I first got him home the time was mostly spent sitting in the lot hoping he would come close enough to catch him, because he had never been around people before. We figured a lot of things out the hard way, from having to get stiches before we were even halter broke, to refusing to load on a trailer. There were probably more angry moments than fun ones. I even had a few moments where I was positive this was a waste of my time, and I should just sell him. We had multiple days with me hardly being able to catch him, not being able to saddle him, or even of him dragging me around the lot a few times. The whole “do not let go of th…