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.