As some of you know I train the horses for the BO, teaching them to jump, etc. Well my friend Gabby and I have trained this one horse named Chewy to jump...we got him soooo far and he WAS great at it.
Then a girl (we'll call her Mandi...no that isn't her real name) started riding Chewy when I bought Sonny. I just got on him on Thursday and OMG he was HORRIBLE! He was the total opposite of what he was when I last got on him.
I started thinking about things and just realized it is Mandi that is teaching the horses she rides bad habits, without realizing it more than likely...but ALL the horses she's ridden have devolped bad habits like not standing to be mounted or bucking.
How can I make her realize that she can't continue to ride a inexprienced horse and teach him bad habits as I'm trying to teach him not to...it's sooo confusing for poor Chewy!!
Originally we all made up a list with one horse we'd work with...and I got Chewy, so I thought maybe if we just stuck to the original list that it would solve the problem...I'd be riding Chewy and would be able to fix him. But she won't have any of it. Chewy is "hers" as she says.
Note: Yes I WILL be talking to the BO about this, but I would like to be able to make the girl understand without making too much bad blood between us