Naughty pasture friend, what would you do?
There is a 10 yr old saddlebred gelding that a younger girl owns but rarely comes out to the barn for him, when she does, she lets him walk all over him, ie won't go back thru the gate into the pasture so she sits down and let's him eat grass, says she uses treat to put him back or will move out of his way if he walks into her bubble. He is very disrespectful, pushy and an attention geek. I do not put up with pushy horses, when I ask/tell him to move away from me when I am in the pasture he will swing his butt out at me, which I go after and make him move. He has pushed past me when I'm putting my gelding back, he tries to rear when I put him back but I never use a treat and I can get him back in but it's getting ridiculous. I finally told the barn owners that he is dangerous, not that he's aggressive but that his disrespect and his lack of attention/work from his owner is a bad mix. My BO listened to what I had to say and said they would talk about what to do. Did I do the right thing? I feel a little bad about calling a horse dangerous and making a problem between the owner and BO but horses could kill accidentally kill you so easily! Hope something changes. What would you do as a BO?
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Last edited by SouthernTrails; 08-20-2014 at 03:39 PM.