Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Loudoun County, VA
Wow... Two things that stand out to me about this -
1. She sounds like a huge jerk. Even if the rest of the time she's super sweet and nice (which I doubt), that reaction would be enough for me to say "no thanks, have a nice life."
2. Why are her choices, dangerous rearing horse, or "horse that sucks". Does a horse have to rear to be considered good? That seems to be what she's assuming. If you ever talk to her again, you should mention you aren't against her getting a project horse to work with, just against getting a dangerous project horse that killed someone. Maybe you could mention that to her mom when she does your hair.
And that she thinks she can train a horse to jump 4 ft in two weeks? Ugh...she might be able to get it over 4 ft, but she won't have done it correctly... I hope she loses that way of thinking.
I do sympathize with you Phantom. You really did the right thing, and it's a shame she didn't see it that way. Ignore the mean things she said about Phantom, she just knew what would hurt the most and was trying to manipulate you and make you feel bad. Don't give it any thought.
I hope you find some other local horse friends there. If she's going to treat you in that manner, she doesn't deserve the honor of being your friend.