Originally Posted by kevinshorses
I'd have a long talk with her parents first. After all they are the ones that would decide to sue you or not.
i think this would be a great idea especially in this situation. Not just for liability, but parenting may have a lot to do with her acting the way she does. Maybe she's spoiled and gets everything her way. If that's the case, yea she probly needs someone to tell her if she can't handle the ride, she needs to stay at the barn. Or maybe her parents are hard on her or just don't do much for her. If that's the case, that would explain her not being able to trust the horse, and she needs someone to show a little compassion and help her out.
I didnt have much parenting growing up, so the people that taught me to ride and helped me with everything really made a difference.