So my BO often drops off her teenage daughters and their 4 yr old sister at the barn. The 4 yr old is pretty out of control and does pretty much whatever she wants.
Last night she rode her scooter directly at Lucky while he was cross tied and I was in the tack room grabbing a brush. It spooked him and he reared repeatedly in the cross ties with the little girl right there. He lost his footing and slipped/slid several times. I ran out when I heard a commotion, got in between them and calmed him down.
I just keep thinking how bad this could have been. The little girl could've been hurt or killed, Lucky could've fallen when he started slipping and hurt himself. I could've been hurt trying to diffuse the situation. As it is, Lucky has some cuts from his halter, the kid was scared to death and I am kind of mad.
I don't think the kid should have the scooter at the barn. I don't think she should be only supervised by teenagers if they are going to let her run wild. I think this is an accident waiting to happen. The child has been almost kicked in the head by a different horse(not mine) on several occassions.
I don't want to switch barns for the known evil versus unknown evil factor... but... I don't want to be around when someone or someones horse gets hurt because this child has no discipline either... am I wrong in being upset?
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