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post #11 of 22 Old 07-10-2010, 09:35 AM
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simple just lock away your bridle and saddle ! and i agree with others let her ride when you supervise,just mention you dont want to be responsible for an accident,and you can kindly point out he has a light mouth and only needs a squeeze!
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post #12 of 22 Old 07-11-2010, 02:52 PM
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If I were you, I would tell her in the nicest way that you are afraid of her teaching him anything bad and undoing the training you have so far done with him, or if you don't want to be too direct, say that you are afraid of her getting hurt while you are away or that you were planning on giving him a little rest break.

I would allow people to ride my horse, but only if I was around to watch them. I am very fussy with that sort of thing, and also since it is your horse and if something happens to her (even if she tells you that it's not your fault if anything happens to her) I'm darn sure her parents will not see it the same way and will hold you responsible.

Otherwise as meantioned, get someone else that you can pay to look after your horse. That way there is no risk involved.

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post #13 of 22 Old 07-11-2010, 03:02 PM
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I don't think she would mess him up in a week.. However the risk is huge if she gets hurt, everyone loves horses untill something gose wrong..
To be honest if you feel that way, just pay someone else to come take care of your horse, put her out of the picture all together...
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post #14 of 22 Old 07-11-2010, 04:06 PM
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I personaly put my horses on "holiday" when im away and get them checked twice a day. Put a lock on your tack room or leave your tack in the house?

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post #15 of 22 Old 07-11-2010, 04:48 PM
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I think its one thing if you get jelous and another if your not comphertable. If your not comphertable with her riding him then definatly dont let her. But if you just get a little jealous then id let her ride a couple times for exersize.. and other reasons haha its okay(:

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post #16 of 22 Old 07-11-2010, 05:50 PM
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If I know the rider can handle the horse, then yes. If I really don't trust their judgement or abilities, no. For example, I'll let anyone ride my 22yr old. My 6yr old OTTB was mentally abused and after being trained perfectly, fell into the hands of someone who couldn't ride to save her life and kicked her when she did something wrong. So I'm bringing her home from the trainer's Tuesday, and no one other than myself will be riding her for a long time because she's still very sensitive to any leg pressure. You literally just stick your belly button out and she'll advance in gait, and stick it back to stop. She's that sensitive, and there's not many people that know her well enough that I'd trust her with for a while.
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post #17 of 22 Old 07-11-2010, 06:19 PM
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I totally agree with Skips.....!
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post #18 of 22 Old 07-11-2010, 07:55 PM
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I would just tell her your giving your horse a two week break because you thought it would be good for him to take two weeks off. then make sure you lock your bridle/saddle up, or put it in the house. :)
I cant stand anyone but my triner or mom riding my horse.

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post #19 of 22 Old 07-11-2010, 08:13 PM
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Tell her you're giving your horse a little break because you've been working him pretty hard lately, or that he has some major behavioral issues under saddle you're working out of him. Then lock your bridle and saddle in your bedroom or in a tack room.
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post #20 of 22 Old 07-12-2010, 12:29 PM
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The question is, does she WANT to ride? I'm looking after a friend's horse while she's away for the week and can honestly say that I have no desire to ride her mare. I love handling her and helping out my friend, but life is just too hectic. I have my own horse to ride, and don't feel like I need to ask to ride hers as well. Perhaps your friend is thinking the same thing?

Does she have her own horse? Maybe instead of paying her, offer to return the favor when she's away - that's what my friend and I do for each other.
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