Originally Posted by gypsygirl
i hope he wasnt tied by his reins !?!?
He was, actually. It's a bad habit I have....but he is never tied like that for more than five minutes. Normally, if I go to set up a jump or if I want a break, I just slip off his bridle and let him chill out in the arena. I couldn't do that this time, though, because the people who were in the arena with me wouldn't let me close the gate. I also don't think they would have appreciated me letting my horse loose with three of their horses, even if the gate was closed. I wish they would have just let me close the gate and let him run loose for a few minutes while I set up a small jump. He usually behaves pretty well with other horses.
So yeah, it was
my fault. It was also a mistake; an accident on my part. HOWEVER, as a replacement bridle, I'm getting a Freedom Bridle. You can use it bitless, with a bit, or as a halter. So I won't have the "tied by the reins" problem any more.