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        10-29-2009, 11:48 AM
      #11
    Foal
    [quote=mls;442881]But you don't find this dangerous?

    My hubby had our horse on a leadline and was walking him. Technically we were doing a pony ride. Any riding we do is closely supervised and pretty controlled. Still, as you say, horses can be horses.

    It goes back to "buy a horse that is in your experience level" I think I will talk to the BM, it's just going to be hard not to sound petty and snappish.
         
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        10-29-2009, 12:11 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    I don't think your going to sound petty and snappish. Your just very concerned about everyones safety. You have allot more patients than me. If it was me with my little girl... I would have given her one talking to.
         
        10-29-2009, 12:39 PM
      #13
    Foal
    I was sorely tempted, but with all the chaos, I really just wanted to exit the ring. My horse was a very good boy about the whole thing, he just turned the other cheek and walked out. I guess I'll just have to take a deep breath and try to be as calm as possible when I do address it (warning, pregnancy hormones are SCARY when unchecked!)
         
        10-30-2009, 06:01 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Just a question......
    When entering an arena here and someone is already using it the person wanting to enter must "announce their intention and ask permission to enter". I have had to do this at various arenas I have visited and it is required to use our arena.
    I thought it was a pretty standard courtesy and rule. It is called Arena Etiquette.
    You is also courtesy to announce your work intention and when you intend to leave if there are others in the arena.

    I have personally declined entry before and asked they wait a few minutes until we finish what we are doing and it has never been a problem. It would be completely appropriate considering you were in the arena with a small child and that is a non-compatible situation to bring in a young horse in training. However, on your side too it requires you courtesy to not make them wait forever.

    Many arenas have blocks of time during the week where you can sign up for private use time. For instance, some of our boarders use visiting trainers and they must "block" their time in advance and they are guaranteed exclusive use for their lessons or training sessions.

    As far as the situation considering the horses getting loose. It happens and that is the reason why I have strict rules regarding infants and young children in the horse areas.

    Am I really understanding here that you are 8 months pregnant and riding? With your 2 year old also?
         
        10-30-2009, 06:27 AM
      #15
    Started
    I feel like that kind of behavior is unacceptable.

    Similar situation happened to me the other day. There are "apartments" on the property where I teach lessons. One of the tenants has dogs, which isn't a big deal usually, the horses are used to the dogs, and the dogs are used to them.

    But I was in the arena giving a little girl her FIRST lesson, and this dog who has obviously been cooped up for a while comes bounding into the arena, barking and leaping around. Three other dogs followed, yapping and barking playfully. They didn't mean any harm, but four dogs barking at you is overwhelming! I held the horse while I scanned the area for the owner. She walked out of the barn and just kind of watched. I said, so politely, "Ma'am, would you mind grabbing your dogs? They are really sweet and want to play, but they are spooking the horse just a bit." He wasn't really spooking, but I can't very well continue on a lesson with four BIG dogs running around.

    She says to me, "Oh, they'll calm down in a minute, just let them play." o.0

    Whaaat?

    The BO came out and saw what was happening and was like, "Amanda, get your dogs out of the arena! There's a lesson going on!"

    At least my BO saw the problem... >.>
         
        10-30-2009, 08:57 AM
      #16
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by QtrHorse    
    Just a question......
    When entering an arena here and someone is already using it the person wanting to enter must "announce their intention and ask permission to enter". I have had to do this at various arenas I have visited and it is required to use our arena.
    I thought it was a pretty standard courtesy and rule. It is called Arena Etiquette.
    You is also courtesy to announce your work intention and when you intend to leave if there are others in the arena.

    I have personally declined entry before and asked they wait a few minutes until we finish what we are doing and it has never been a problem. It would be completely appropriate considering you were in the arena with a small child and that is a non-compatible situation to bring in a young horse in training. However, on your side too it requires you courtesy to not make them wait forever.

    Many arenas have blocks of time during the week where you can sign up for private use time. For instance, some of our boarders use visiting trainers and they must "block" their time in advance and they are guaranteed exclusive use for their lessons or training sessions.
    No barn I have ever boarded at has had either the requirement that you ask to use the arena if someone is using it or blocked times when the arena was not allowed to be used by boarders. If there is a lesson going on it is a requirement that you not interfere so that in general means go the same direction, etc as the lesson.

    I can not imagine being a boarder in good standing and being told by another boarder that they want the whole ring to themselves. I can see being understanding and if someone is trying to accomplish something asking if your riding will be a problem. That is different than a requirement where people entering have to ask permission.
         
        10-30-2009, 10:30 AM
      #17
    Foal
    I agree it is common courtesy to ask before entering the ring. I always do, and if allowed I stick to where I know I am out of the other person's way. The rules at this farm are very loose, but I like it that way. What should have happened was she should have used the round pen if she wanted her horse to "run around and burn off steam" To allow a horse to run rampant and loose in a sand rind while other are there is just stupid. From what I saw the horse refused to step forward, and she simply let her go instead of trying to control her.
    Yes, I am 8 months pregnant. I have quit my lessons, barrel racing and trail riding and the only riding I do is with my child, in the sand ring, and always being led on a line by my husband. I did not ride for my first pregnancy due to my horse's greenness, but he has settled wonderfully and adores my daughter. It's a risk, yes, but my BO is alright with it (they start children in lessons as young as 2)
    Regardless of my condition, we have a lot of young riders and boarders with younger horses that would have absolutley blitzed in that situation. I am grateful my horse is level headed enough that he stayed out of it.
         
        10-30-2009, 10:31 AM
      #18
    Foal
    I always just ask in case they are doing training work. I have never actually been refused entry to the ring. We are pretty good at sharing :)
         
        10-30-2009, 11:21 AM
      #19
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    Some people are truly just clueless of riding etiquette. You say they are green owners. Next time take it as an opportunity to politely teach them something.
    And if that doesn't work delete the politely part. I would have no problem chewing some ass in a situation like that but as some of you know from previous posts I can be a little blunt when needed.
         
        10-30-2009, 05:55 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Hahah that's part of it. Endanger kids and I am not going to be polite about it. I am normally pretty brash at the best of times, I was trying to hold it together for my daughter.
         

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