Arena Manners (Rant)
So I took Annie and Honey out to the expo a few days ago. Just for some schooling and practice in a proper sized arena.
Well, guess who pulled up, about fifteen minutes into our session? Yeah. You guessed it, Kayla. Some of you know Kayla from my ranting about her abusive behavior and terrible manners. Well, she got a new colt. A stud colt. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
So she rode in on her pretty little sorrel tobiano stud, and I figure dif I stayed on my side of the arena, she wouldn't be a problem. I was wrong.
Now, this arena is HUGE. It's the size of two normal arenas put together. There is no reason for any problems.
So, she started by immediately taking off at a dead run down the arena and back, then shot off like a bullet around the ENTIRE rail. I was just trotting lazily, hoping she would stay away from me. Well, it was clear she wasn't going to so I tried to move Annie away from her, and failed. She actually veered off and ran right by me, with only a foot or so between our horses. Now remember, Annie kicks if you startle her. And it was lucky for that little witch she wasn't nailed.
So I politely told her my horse kicks and that she should keep her distance. She smiled and agreed, then what does she do? She goes and does it again! This time, she was nailed. She was furious! I'm like....WTF? I told you! Don't you see the red ribbon on her tail?
Then, she finally stayed away but I saw her hanging on her horse's mouth and then beating him with the crop because he wouldn't run, or collect himself, or doing whatever it is she was trying to get him to do. W.T.F.
She is beginning to get MAJORLY on my nerves. She used to be worse than this too. That's what kills me.
I left. I wasn't going to deal with her crap.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.