Originally Posted by JustDressageIt View Post
Even more to the point, I'd be concerned that the parents could argue that someone close to you was filming the incident, and not trying to help the child.
Perhaps the video would show the real story, from a neutral standpoint. What did you do to try to stop this girl? Was that reflected in the video? Chances are the video would work against you; it would clearly show the events leading up to the child's alleged traumatic experience.
Have you talked to your parents about what has happened?
I told her to get off of him a few times and then I threatened to kick her out of the stables.
I didnt want to yell and scare my horse and I didnt want to get her off by force because one, I couldn't reach her (he's tall), two, she might have used it against me somehow, and three, I might spook my horse.
She yelled 'no!' each time I told her to get off. Then she explained that her horse was boring. If she would have asked me for a change, I would have let her.
The mother said that she COULD have gotten hurt (but she jumped off before he hit the wire fence. She landed on her feet, too). She also said that her daughter wasn't scared and blamed the horse and me because I 'shouldn't have a horse like that at the stables if nobody could ride him' (?).
I have a written document that shows we had a horse that was not to be ridden by anyone but the owner unless given the permission (by the owner).