Originally Posted by shaggy
I just don't know what to do anymore. I can't even enjoy my horses anymore. But im not selling them! I just don't know how to get my parents to understand my horses are not safe. That im not safe when I ride. The thing that pisses me off the most. The owner friggin saw me getting ready to ride WHY would he go down there and start that thing up! Why not stop and ask if it was going to bother my horse! I mean hell I know its there place that can do whatever the hell they want but how hard would it have been to wait 30 mins! Ugh I'm sorry I just needed to rant for a minute.
I'm not understanding. If you're not safe when riding your horses, why are you continuing to ride them? Why would you ride in an open space like that if they're that dangerous?
Why would you keep a horse that's dangerous to ride?
If they're dangerous and you're working with a trainer, why ride without the trainer?
It is your responsibility to be mindful of your surroundings and teach your horse to be desensitized. He clearly is not. You cannot expect other people to stop and get your permission to carry on with what they're doing. It doesn't work like that. If you're on a trail are you going to expect the deer to ask you before crashing through the brush? Or a 4 wheeler to know you're on the other side of a hill? No.
You need a better working relationship wih your horse and if really is dangerous, then you should not be riding him until you can handle what he does. Go back to basics and do LOTS of groundwork. Get the Clinton Anderson videos and get that horses respect and trust. Get a trainer closer to you as we'll and seriously reconsider the horses. You might need a calmer, more trained horse that would be more suited to you. Posted via Mobile Device