Here is the issue. My horses previous owner (owner before last, actually) is a bit of a...ummmm......mamby pamby about discipline. Nice lady, loves her horses to death, but-well, you know the type. For example, she came to visit me and see her former horse this summer. When I bought my guy I know he had had at least 5 previous homes, and he is only 7. My guy will take a mile EVERY TIME you give him an inch. He can be pushy, nibbly and has been known to try to kick prior to me getting him. In short-disrepectful. I am convinced SHE is the reason.
This lady comes to visit at a show. She watches us go, makes a couple comments about it being "too hard" for him...... Then, when he tries to push his butt at me later she tells me he is looking at a bird and meant nothing by it when I discipline him. Now, keep in mind that when she owned him he was 2 or 3, threw her, breaking her collar bone and, in another incident double barreled her. Again-YIKES! She is still making excuses! I tried to explain it to her, but she doesn't get it at all.
Fast forward to today, 3 months later. She messages me on FB and wants to know what her vet means her current horse is "spoiled". She and her friends cannot figure out why the vet would say this as they make their horses work. How do I explain to this woman that SHE is the issue and most likely her current horse is lacking a few manners! I have never met the horse so I am guessing here, but usually I can put the pieces together pretty well.
Sweet lady, but not much of a horsewoman. Needs a pasture potato.