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        07-11-2009, 11:08 PM
    I hate when people are rude during free lessons. I gave my ex's little sister lessons for a while and I'll I would hear afterwards was, my mom says this, your wrong about this blah blah blah.

    She was like 6 years old and never been on a horse before trying to tell me I was wrong. I mean I paid 20 bucks an hour to learn to ride. And that was for group lessons. My horse bit her when she was trying to feed her because I was 'wrong' about keeping your hand flat. Hershey got lots of secret love from me while she was crying. Lol.
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        07-20-2009, 02:42 PM
    Green Broke
    Thats why you never ever give friends lessons or let them ride your horse. I will never put a friend of mine that cannot ride on my horse. The liability behind that is horrific. If they wanna learn how to ride tell em to go to a trainer.
        07-21-2009, 12:29 AM
    I would be really cautious about using an unpredictable horse like Chinga as a lesson horse in the first place; correct me if I'm wrong, but you've been hurt by him several times now? Why would you even consider using him as a horse to teach others how to ride? Granted, YOU know how to handle him, but what if he starts bucking while on the longe line, or bolts, or has a 'naughty moment' with someone on him? Then what?

    No offense, but you need to think about getting a better trained horse in order to give lessons to other people, or stop giving them all together.

    Do you have insurance to cover anyone that gets hurt riding YOUR horse? If not, then you shouldn't be giving lessons either...you need to talk to your parents about getting some form of insurance that will cover your butt if your boy hurts someone, be it from a fall from him, or him hurting them on the ground, or in the paddock.
        07-21-2009, 04:41 AM
    Green Broke

    No one rides him apart from mum and I at the moment because of if someone comes off and gets hurt. Mum is a complete beginner and Chinga isn't naughty any more. I understand all horses have there naughty moments but he has been sorted out by me and I've had my instructor watch me on him many times. She says that I've done great with him and that he is as well behaved as her school horses (he makes me proud)
        07-21-2009, 12:20 PM
    Green Broke
    Ok, then your mother I can understand. But stop letting your friends ride your horse. I have a good friend who let her friend ride her pony once, 20yr old bomb proof pony. A bee stung it while she was on, and bucked her off. She got a slipped disk in her spine. My friend lost her horse, and everything else. They sued her. Don't think for one second "Oh they wont sue me" because that's bull. Anyone will sue anyone if they or their child gets hurt enough. Horses are unpredictable. Just because your horse isn't naughty anymore doesn't mean he wont have a bad day. I wouldn't let anyone ride your horse anymore. Maybe your mom, but I wouldn't even do that. There is no such thing as a bomb proof horse. My aunt broke her neck on a "bomb proof horse". She sued the livin daylight out of that guy, and he had been a friend of the family for years. Just don't do it.
        07-21-2009, 01:01 PM
    Haha, my sister got mad because I wouldn't let her ride Painter. She took 2 years of lessons 6 years ago, but Painter would NOT have appreciated someone bouncing on him. He's patient, buty not that patient!
        07-21-2009, 10:10 PM
    I won't let anyone on Danni, either, especially because I have worked SO hard to get him to relax under saddle; he's getting there, and has improved in great leaps, but would I risk someone undoing what I've done with him at this point? NOT A CHANCE!!!!

    You've worked your tail off to get Chinga to where he is, do not take his trust, nor his manners for granted at this point in time...he hasn't been off the track THAT long, to where he couldn't revert back there with someone else on him, even if he was on longe line...
        07-21-2009, 10:25 PM
    Green Broke
    I agree 100%
        07-22-2009, 02:23 AM
    Green Broke
    Thats why no one but mum and I ride him at the moment, mum rarly rides him as she hasn't had many lessons and she has a knee problem.
        07-22-2009, 02:53 AM
    I don't let other people ride Daisy because she's a one-girl-horse; if anyone else tries to get on, she plants her feet in the ground like a donkey.

    There's a sign in my barn - "My Barn, My Rules."

    And I enforce them --> helmets and boots required for those under my instruction, don't question your instructor's opinions or decisions, clean up after yourself, be polite, and no running or yelling near the horses.

    I would suggest putting up barn rules - and letting your "students" know that if they aren't followed, they aren't welcome around the horses.

    Bottom line is, if someone doesn't respect you enough to follow your rules, opinions, and decisions regarding something they have asked you to do for them or share with them, they aren't worth your time.

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