Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Mariposa, CA USA
• Horses: 0
I have to agree with Churumbeque...If it WAS a lesson, she should NEVER leave her student alone with a panicked horse. I haven't ever had a lesson in which the instructor was on horseback as well...If it was a training lesson, to train the horse to accept things such as a tarp, she should have NOT been riding. She SHOULD have stayed with you, at the very least, make sure you were out of harm's way when you 'came off' your horse. Strike ONE.
The feed bucket, forgotten lunch, etc. show me that she has something on her mind that is distracting her from handling business accordingly. You need to have your mom talk to her about your concerns. Keep a very close eye on things, and if it doesn't change right away, take your horse elsewhere.
There is no guarantee that another barn will be much better, and your horse has other horses where she is that she knows. Moving her to a new location will be stressful on her, so make sure it's necessary.
It's the little things that drive me wild...