I need to rant for a little bit about a horse girl I met at a show when we were 14 (7 years ago) who has crossed the line from "overly interested" to "annoyingly obssessed" about convincing me to let her ride my horse. She has two horses of her own!!!! Her phone doesn't work for voice but her text messages do and as soon as she found out I got Caleigh (I'd been trying to avoid her for the past 5 years) this is how it started word for word (I can hold a lot of texts but my phone still sucks).
her: Congrats on the new horse! I know you've wanted her for a while!
me: Thank you! She's great. Finally my own horse, no more leasing!
her: So when do I get to meet her and ride?
me: You can meet her not ride, she's mine and she needs to get used to me before I let anyone else on her. How's Saturday.
her: Sure. 3pm?
me: cool see ya! oh and if you wanna go for a ride bring one of your girls.
Saturday roles around and she shows up. No trailer, just her. So I figure cool she'll meet her and we'll ride next weekend. So I'm riding and when I'm done cooling Caleigh off she walks up to me and says "My turn?". I say "No. you ride your's this is my first horse and I'm not sharing. Sorry but that's how it is for now."
" but I don't have a trailer so I figured I'd ride Caleigh"
"well you figured wrong. I've been "sharing" other peoples horses and I'm not about to share mine."
few days later.
her: so bring her to me and we'll ride
me: no. I don't have the funds to trailer her where ever when ever. My hauling has to be planned in advance and I'm not hauling her for 50 bucks 10 minutes away for 30 minutes. That's ridiculous.
her: Ok well come ride my horses.
me: I have my own horse I don't want to ride anybody elses anymore. I got my own for a reason
her: If wouldn't kill you to let me ride her or you ride a smaller horse
me: yes it would. HaHa. I'm not sharing. I'm reverting to my selfish inside 4 year old.
So I go to one of her horse shows and notice no matter she's showing in she is in a very, very, very over exaggerated two point. Placed halfway or more up the horses neck, her heels are raised high to the sky, and she has no leg placement to keep any sort of balance. I kindly, yes kindly asked her why she was riding like that and she said "My trainer says it's easier on the horses back." Well her trainer happens to be the trainer that has jumped/been kicked out of 15 barns in the past year for wrongful teachings and avoidable student damages/falls/injuries/problems...I can't think of the word.
I point out if her horse were to stumble even slightly she was way more likely to fly off than regain whatever balance she had.
She's just getting too be too much! She'll do anything to get to Caleigh and even my trainer at the barn has said she's stopped by to see if I was there and when my trainer said I wasn't she asked if she could take Caleigh out. My trainer apparently stared, amazed, out of words at her and said someone with that kind of sense shouldn't be riding anyway.
I've stopped responding to text messages and sadly my phone doesn't block incoming texts just incoming calls...ugh. Now that Caleigh and I have established a relationship I allow my 5 closest friends (which this girl is not she's a long term acquaintance from a horse show way back when) to ride Caleigh with signed releases and me there. And my friends take lessons from me so Caleigh isn't just getting ridden she's being worked as well.
Sorry I ramble when I'm upset. I've told this girl every way I can think of through texts and in person and through my trainer apparently that she is not going to ride my horse ever no matter what and I don't want to ride her horses or share mine with her! What part of NO does she not understand.
She went from overzealous (not sure if that's the right word) horse lover to obsessed and it's driving me crazy!
I want to scream at her and shake her until she understands this but I'm not that kind of person.