Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Well..the horse that I'm a bit worried about has the bit put in after his bridle is on, it clips on.
It's rather noticeable that it's a struggle to get his ears through the headpiece. The rest of the horses (to my knowledge, that I've ridden there) are fine, but it's just the draft (who ended up as my favourite horse now that he doesn't think I'm trying to kill him) that has the struggle with his ears fitting though.
He's headshy, and I'm pretty sure that this is the reason for being, but I've only known him for a year and only seen his half-owner bridling him two or three times.
I'd like to confront the BO and half-owner about this, as its difficult to get his bridle on myself, because I'd rather not yank on his ears like so and have him spin and move to his "safe corner" of this stall. My BO holds this against me (I believe) and tells my friend about how inexperienced I am because I can't get this horse's bridle on. I can, but I'm not too fond of losing his trust again and having him either run from or bite at me because he's scared. So, what I was trying to say-how would you confront a BO that considers you inexperienced (even though I am in some things, and I admit that, but everyone is) about this?
I hate to see him move to his corner as soon as he sees the bridle and and have the BO yell at him because he moves.
And-would you even consider taking lessons from this BO when you see her hollering at a horse because it doesn't want his ears yanked and hurt?
Sorry, got a tad off topic, but still depended on the topic..I don't think that made sense. >.<;;