Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Canadensis, Pennsylvania
We had these boarders, pretty dishonest people. Glad they're gone now.
Anyway, they trailer their new horse to the barn, they say "oh, I bought him as a present for my wife"
Well, turns out this guy was from auction. He gave their two foals and my mare the sniffles and we thought he had given the barn strangles.
Anyway, they ask me to hop on him. He was a gorgeous horse on the younger side, but he had alright ground manners. I'm in a western saddle we did walk/trot around the arena a couple of times. Now mind you, I was under the impression that this was a broke but un-worked horse, he let me mount just fine, pat him, move him out but all of a sudden he decided he wanted to stop and that he was not going to move. I give him a little squeeze, nothing. I gave him a tap, nothing again. I give him a decent thump, still nothing. So I pick up the reins and give him a tap on the shoulder. Oh my lord did he go ballistic.
I mean he got in at least 4 bucks, and they were ferocious, before I bailed.
Luckily nothing broke, just nasty bruises. The others were in, uh, not place I'd like to post publicly.
I later on found out that he had never had a rider on his back and actually worked before that day. So I do have to give the boy some credit!
(feel free to follow my instagram! lol I thought I had the pictures of the bruises somewhere, but this was the only one I could find)
I live to ride and I ride to live
Horses are just angels without wings
11/01/09 <3 my horse left hoof prints on my heart