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post #11 of 20 Old 02-01-2010, 11:29 AM
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If she was on a spooking horse, then staying in the arena would have made it worse. I don't blame her for that.

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Her horse did not spook and was not being unmanageable. My horse was the only one in the ring who went nuts.

In any case the picture of the BO, who is a college trained, high powered trainer, having to dash out of the ring because she couldn't control her own horse while another lady who only rides occasionally held her ground is positively funny.

Frankly, any barn that would consider it none of their business if a student might have been hurt is a place who does put safety first, and I would never ride there.

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I am wondering if this was during a lesson or you were just free riding. If it was during a lesson then you have reason to be upset. But I am guessing since the bo was on a horse this was not a scheduled lesson for you. If I am free riding and am in the arena with someone out of control I am the 1st one to leave. I will not subject myself or horse to an accident. I have seen good horses ruined because an inexperienced person lost control and caused problems for others. Just because your horse ran the opposite way does not mean it was going to stay away so I would have done what she did.
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post #14 of 20 Old 02-01-2010, 06:00 PM
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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.

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HMM new poster just poofs. You have to wonder.
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post #16 of 20 Old 03-08-2010, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by twh View Post
There has been a problem with my horse's feeding: yesterday they flat out forgot to give him lunch, and today they just left the bucket of feed right in front of is stall in the dark. Nobody was around, and I wound up being the one to put it in his bucket. I almost missed it.
Never, ever, ever ever ever ever feed your horse without consulting the barn owner. Perhaps he was already fed and that was his breakfast for the morning.
When my barn owners are unable to feed they ask someone to do it for them; to insure there won't be any mix-ups they place the hay and feed infront of the stalls (of course the horses cannot reach it by any means) this way all the feeder needs to do is water and toss everyone their food...

You should not feed your horse without first asking the owner, this is common sense and proper boarding etiquette.

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post #17 of 20 Old 04-06-2010, 12:08 AM
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Did this ever get resolved?

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It sounds like you already made up your mind so I'm not sure why you are posting.. Instead of ASSUMING her motivation for doing what she did, why don't you just ask her?

It drives me nuts when people just assume the worst instead of trying to resolve the situation and clear up any misunderstandings there may have been.

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post #20 of 20 Old 05-17-2010, 02:38 PM
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This is two different issues.
First, the feeding-were you already there when they put it infront of the stall? I will do this is a boarder is there so that the feeding doesn't interfere with their riding schedule for that day. If someone just left it and forgot about it, while mistakes do occassionally happen, it should be addressed and the persona responsible asked about it and systems put in place to ensure that it doesnot happen regularly. Frequent feeding mistakes REQUIRE you to move your horse.
I'm more worried about the instructor's behaviour during your fall. While there are several good reasons why she might not have been able to respond immediately to your expectations, I would expect someone in a teacher role to ask later if all was okay or I needed help and an explanation why she couldn't assist right then. It may be a case where she is burned out on clients and their needs, but you shouldn't suffer because of that.
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