Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gloomy Indianapolis
Why give her the option? He's your horse, you pay to keep him at this barn, take the initiative and get him ready. If she is your trainer she should want you to show and do well to increase her chances of getting more clients. But even if she doesn't want to, offer to pay her for hauling and she has no choice. Why are they putting them in stalls to get them ready to show? Is it to make sure they're shed out? When is the first show? When I show for about a month before hand we try to make sure they don't get any bite marks, do a lot of grooming, etc... We don't stall them though, not until we give them their major bath before the show and that's only a day or two beforehand at the most.
Have you considered the possibility that it may just be her DAUGHTER that doesn't want you to show? Maybe SHE is the one that is afraid you'll beat her and since her mother isn't around that much she is trying to make you feel like her mother feels the same.