Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
These people, however nice they may be, are going to ruin your horse - all while under the guidance of the BO. A curb bit on a horse that doesn't need one, and in the hands of a novice, is a no-no.
First, if were me, it never would have gotten this far. You are being bullied and led by your old BO. I would bet the ranch that, no matter what you say, the BO has your horse "sold" to these people.
That being said - I would not allow it to go any further. No more trial rides, no curb bits, no more being bullied by the BO ... period. You are on the path to the sale of your horse no matter what you are are complaining about. Letting these people have a trial is the final step before you get a check for him.
You need to either accept that or stop it - now, before the trial. Regardless of all the promises they make, the moment that horse is in their control, that curb bit in in his mouth and that is that.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 11-05-2010 at 08:57 AM.