Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan
Eeer. That didn't come out how I wanted it to.
She's been acting stupid the last 3 times I've rode her, my parents told me it wasn't pain when I asked them what it looked like she was doing, and told me to just ride her through it. So, today, I went out for a little ride with her and took the camera along, so I could see for myself. Well, I had a hint last time I rode her that she was unhappy at something cause she was pinning her ears. But now that I watch the video, she's definetly SORE. As you can see, she isn't getting all up in my hands and when I get her to relax, she walks out just fine. I was stupid not to realize this earlier. I'm trying to convince my dad that it's pain and that (in his words) she can't just get "beat out of it". Welcome to my dad's training... And now he's threatening to ride her himself and "straighten her out". Well this is coming from the guy who thinks that if you make a horses mouth bleed when you're trying to get it to back up, it's cool. So, I'm just trying to keep him away from her right now. Even my mom is up for him riding her. In no way am I against being firm and agressive when you have to, but the way my dad does it.. it's very wrong.
"all I ever dreamt about was makin' it; they ain't giving it, I'm taking it"