Originally Posted by poppy1356
So why not ask that person to not touch the horse? I didn't see where she has told this girl to stay away from her horse. I feel that proper hoof care is an essential so if this girl has never been told to stay away then she probably thought she was helping.
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It is very clear that no one touches my horse for any reason due to her current ground work and training. She is very pushy and disrespectful and has to be handled by people with experience. Her bad ground manners are a liability so no one handles her and this is a very clear barn rule.
I also stated in my original post that I constantly monitor her feet and she did not have it 3 days ago when I last checked them. I Have not been to the ranch due to the holiday and having family in town. This is the longest I gone without seeing her and completely checking her over. She sees a farrier once a month right now to get her feet in better condition. I Have only had her for 2 months now. My farrier will be out on the 3rd.
My roommate did have good intentions and honestly thought she was helping but that does not change the facts. Someone could have been hurt, she could have ruined all the training I've done by mishandling her which has happened in the past and is a big reason for not allowing anyone else to handle her. My roommate also told me she kicked my horse and poured straight bleach on her hoof. Neither one of those is helpful and could have negative affects.
THe point is that it is my horse and a simple phone call asking if she can treat it would have completely changed the situation. Just because someone is trying to help doesnt make it automatically ok. And I actually don't care that she handled my horse. Im mad that she kicked her and decided to treat her without my knowledge or a vet or another professional. I Also stated that my roommate always thinks there is something wrong with horses who are indeed just fine. She also does not have any knowledge of this subject either. Might be different if she knew what she was talking about. An inexperienced person can make the situation worse not better even if they are trying to help. Posted via Mobile Device