Okay so for those of you who've read any other barn drama type threads I've posted here's another. You guys may remember the girl who hates me, we'll call her Lady X. Okay so she's causing problems again. She had been paying me to ride her horse cause she supposedly "didn't have time". I had ridden him 2-3 times before our coach flipped out at her in a jump lesson, yelled at her and told her to ride her god **** horse more.Don't think badly of my instructor, this horse is 4 and was started as a 2 year old. He has NO sens of bend what so ever and even at the walk CAN'T bend properly. He rarely picks up the proper canter lead and he is very slow. This horse is a purebred TB. She started showing him this year when she can barely get him over jumps in jump lessons because she won't kick.
So I finally told her I can't ride her horse anymore because I don't agree with her training methods. I'll show you our facebook conversation and I'd love your guys' opinions. I realize now that I came off sounding kind of insulting but I was truly only trying to help.
Alright so I've come to the decision that I can't ride Brass for you anymore. Not because I'm to busy but because I don't agree with the way your training him. Your horse has no sense of bend and roundness, not even at the walk. They should go round naturally, at least at the walk and Brass can't even do that. You need to lunge him in side reins a whole hell of a lot and you need to get out there everyday and work with him.
I can't tell you what to do but you need to know that your not ever going to get any better with him if you don't go back to the basics. And I'm saying this as a friend trying to help you move up in your riding.
He has neck problems at the moment that's why he's not bending. I lunge him alot. I ride him three to four times a week just not this week. He does go round. So don't you tell me what I'm doing wrong cause I'm doing nothing wrong
That's complete poo poo an you know it. You just had me riding him a couple times cause you were "busy" and the like month or 2 or 3 before that you only came out for jump lessons. I highly doubt ts neck problems because he NEVER bends. I'm not going to start arguing wit you AGAIN but when you guys just barely scrape by at shows or when you get eliminated or yelled at by Tricia you can NO LONGER came ignorance because I TOLD YOU how you can train him properly and you blew me off!
We don't barely scrape by at shows. Tricia barley yells at us.
And yes Jessica he does have neck problems he has had bend before.
I'm done talking to you about this don't reply back
So your 8th place and being eliminated is not barely scraping by? I always here her yelling at you to bend properly and get the proper canter lead so don't lie about how you guys do so well and how you actually ride your horse. I'm not stupid
We Get the right leads and he is now doing flying changes so suck it. I'm not lying to you. Right now he has stiffness in his neck so I'm saving all my money from work to get a chiropractor out. Ok. So if you don't mind shutting up and leaving me Alone that would be great
Wow ------ way to be such a whine about it. And i'll be asking your mom for the $10 you owe me seeing as I doubt you plan on giving it to me now. Just trying to help you better your riding. And I know its a lie that you actually come out because nobody ever sees you, especially the people who work there.
Well whatever. I do go out. I'd rather bot hear what you have to say about me. Causeypur not a very great rider either. You hold your hands like your going to pee.
If i'm not a good rider then why did I place at every show i've been too and why was I in the 7:30 jump class and why did Tricia get me a horse worth $10 000 to ride and train? I'm pretty sure all those things show just how good of a rider I am. Just go ask Tricia if i'm a good rider, everyone at the barn knows she'll say yes.
I realize I shouldn't have sworn at her, I know that. I'd like you all to know that horse does not actually have neck problems, she just NEVER works him. I work at the barn we ride at and she is NEVER there. She only comes for the thursday jump lessons. So what do you guys think. Was I completely and totally wrong from the very beginning?