My horse progressed well in his training. He started under saddle (lightly) at 2 and was amazing, and now at 4 does trails like a pro, ponies my young daughter and in general is turning out great.
Her horses' training has been spotty due to health/other issues. He did 2 months with the trainer with my boy, did great, but then sat in a field for months. She decided to do a refresher for him with the trainer. He did 1 month of trail riding with them, then nothing again for months. She hardly ever sees him. He is becoming bored, and now rushes at the gate when I pull my horse from the paddock. His manners are slipping and it is getting worse.
I want her to sell him. It is not fair to him to sit around and be bored. When he is employed, he is amazing. Under saddle, he is a total sweetheart. But he needs consistancy, and he is simply not getting it. She has a wonderful offer to sell this week, to a lovely family with time/money for traning, and she refused. Then they asked if they could part board him, and she said no, she doesn't want anyone riding him.
She is struggling with this horse and they are both suffering. Am I being too nosey? Should I butt out? I suggested the part board to her and she is furious with me, so I am at a loss here.....