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post #11 of 19 Old 09-01-2010, 11:17 AM
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Just tell the barn owner you're already 16.
Seriously? You think she should LIE to get what she wants? How is that right in any corner of the universe?

OP, you're 15 y/o. Your barn has a rule stating that anyone under 16 y/o will not be permitted to ride out alone. Either deal with it, or find another barn that's stupid enough to let youngsters go out by themselves.

God forbid you don't get what you want, just because someone is concerned for your safety and their liability. Those big meanie doodie heads!
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post #12 of 19 Old 09-01-2010, 11:21 AM
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Seriously? You think she should LIE to get what she wants? How is that right in any corner of the universe?

Whoa...chill..I wasnt being serious. If you read what else I wrote it clearly states that it is unsafe to ride at any age.
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I meant ride alone
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post #14 of 19 Old 09-01-2010, 12:02 PM
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Just tell the barn owner you're already 16...or find someone to ride with. It's actually unsafe to ride alone at any age.
Lie?

And then when something happens - the whole facility is gone thanks to the parents insurance companies attorney.
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Sorry, I was only kidding about lying.
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post #16 of 19 Old 09-01-2010, 02:25 PM
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Just tell the barn owner you're already 16...or find someone to ride with. It's actually unsafe to ride alone at any age.
Oh that's a huge no-no right there. She and her parents could get into some serious trouble for lying about her age like that. It's best to be honest, because they have their rules for a reason. A good one at that.

But I agree, it's never safe to ride alone at any age - which is why I can't understand why you are encouraging her to lie to her B/O to get around the rule in the very same post.

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Oh that's a huge no-no right there. She and her parents could get into some serious trouble for lying about her age like that. It's best to be honest, because they have their rules for a reason. A good one at that.

But I agree, it's never safe to ride alone at any age - which is why I can't understand why you are encouraging her to lie to her B/O to get around the rule in the very same post.

I wasn't being serious...I thought people would get that since I said it in the same post. Guess not. Oh well.

BTW it's no fun to ride alone anyway. You'll make friends at your barn that you can probably ride with. I don't see you not being able to ride alone a big deal.
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post #18 of 19 Old 09-01-2010, 05:27 PM
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Just tell the barn owner you're already 16...or find someone to ride with. It's actually unsafe to ride alone at any age.
Please don't lie to the BO. So if they do believe you, what happens when he/she finds out you lied to him/her? I have been thankful to have skeptical people as instructors who only let me work with the horses alone after they were MORE than sure I was a responsible adolescent with more than competent skill to handle a horse. I don't know about the BO, but if I had a kid who wasn't mature enough to admit their real age to me in the first place, I wouldn't let them be alone around my horses period. It wouldn't matter if they were 12 or 17. Lying is not an acceptable behavior when working around 1200 pounds of sheer power that could seroiusly injure you or even KILL you.

And besides,OP, you are 15. I think you can wait a few months.

ErikaLynn, I realize you were kidding; but I want to stress to the OP she shouldn't lie if she takes what you wrote as a seroius option.
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I've had to ride alone since I was 14 because I own my own barn and I am often the only one home when I ride.

However, when I came to Kentucky, my barn had a rule that you couldn't ride alone until you were 18.

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