I’m considering sending my mare to Aiken for a month or two this winter. She is rising 6 but started late and can be quite quirky. I’m hesitant to send her off but I’m about to be working crazy hours for a bit and with multiple horses to ride and limited daylight hours I’m wondering if maybe sending her off for a bit might be a good solution.
I don’t want or need her out competing but I’d like her to go somewhere she could get some nice XC schooling experiences and some good flat work. Everyone I know personally that I think might work will be in Ocala or staying up north and Aiken is close enough for me to drive out for the day on occasion.
Doesn’t need to be a big name but someone who can handle a strong mare that thinks she knows it all and is sensitive but will also be a bully if she thinks she can take advantage and intimidate you.
Any suggestions welcome. I’m also not wedded to Aiken if there are any really amazing and affordable options elsewhere in the southeast.
Edited to add: it’s also important to me that she go somewhere that she will be worked predominately by the trainer, so a smaller operation would be good. She is tough and I don’t want her going somewhere that you pay for full training and it ends up being one pro ride a week and the working student the other days.