Hi all, is it just me or does anyone else here get funny about other people riding their horse?? Any advise would be great thank you
It is absolutely NOT just you!
I am extremely selective about letting anybody else do ANYTHING with my horse.
When I was a teenager (a looooong time ago!) I let someone else ride my horse and they were hard on him and hurt his mouth (nothing permanent, thank the Lord!) And honestly, it hurt me more than if they had hurt MY mouth! I've had a much more restrictive policy ever since that day.
What I would watch out for the most would be (1) really inexperienced folks and (2) people who fancy themselves as trainers/accomplished riders who really don't know what they're doing. I'm a firm believer in the policy "you follow my instructions and ride like I say or you don't ride MY horse". Period.
I am my horse's advocate and protector and he depends on me to be faithful to him and to take the best care of him that I can and I intend to do that to the best of my ability! That includes being selective/careful about who rides and who doesn't...
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