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        04-03-2012, 02:11 PM
      #21
    Trained
    That's too bad.. Hopefully your next lease works out!

    Out of curiosity, did you ever talk to the owner about the problems?
         
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        04-03-2012, 02:28 PM
      #22
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by MN Tigerstripes    
    That's too bad.. Hopefully your next lease works out!

    Out of curiosity, did you ever talk to the owner about the problems?
    We did not have a confrontation or anything - but I did try to make sure I was listening to what she was saying and then asking a lot of questions. If there was a problem with my riding or some other mistake I was making that she could come right out and say so.

    For example, when tacking up she said wanted the horse tied with a bungee. A bungee? Yes.
    The she changed her mind and said I should use a lead rope tied with a quick-release knot. Lead rope? Yes.

    The horse should be kept near his "buddy" so he wouldn't get stressed. OK, so you want me to tack up where they are near each other? Yes. Well....no. They can be kept apart. Well....no, not too long, you should probably keep them together.

    And on and on it seemed to go like that. She would tell me something - so I would clarify what she said to make sure I got it right. Then she would change her mind and tell me something different.
         
        04-03-2012, 02:37 PM
      #23
    Foal
    It sounds to me like she was struggling with the comittment of owning this horse (which might explain why she didn't take care of her equipmnt etc) and so wanted help, but it also sounds like she wasn't ready to let her horse go yet!

    If it was me loaning out my horse, i'd probably feel a little jealous of the loaner because they'd have time to spent with it but I wouldn't. I'd still care about my horse and want to spent time with it, but not have the time!

    So perhaps she was trying to squeeze in as many visits as possible to make herself feel included still.

    I must admit, this happened with a loan pony of ours a very long time ago, when we were younger. The owner was always telling us what to do and how we were doing this wrong and I agree it is infuriating! If you don't think i'm good enough then why loan me your pony? Anyhow, we don't loan the pony anymore lol!

    It's such a shame that you had to end it, but maybe it was for the best - you're sure to find another loan out there somewhere soon - good luck!
         
        04-03-2012, 07:39 PM
      #24
    Green Broke
    Also, it might be worth mentioning these issues to the owner. It won't help you now, but it might help her address what she really wants so other people aren't put in the same position in the future.
         
        04-03-2012, 07:51 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
    I don't blame you. I hope you find something more suitable.
         

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