Originally Posted by Horsequeen08
I think it might have been a combo of her fear plus the strides. I'm really proud of her for what she did. Alex S- You aren't correct in this. My horse knew she couldn't take the jump, so she didn't try. She does like to please. If you had seen the set up of it, you'd be able to see. It is hard to paint an exact picture of it with words. He doesn't have good horsemanship. Instead of get confrontational with him (as he isn't the type to take things lightly) I just chose to ignore him. I didn't want to say anything bad in front of the girls and I didn't want to argue in front of them either. Had he been alone it would have been another matter. And I apologize if I made it seem like I was riding and just left my horse there so no one could use the arena. I was lounging her before, with no tack on, and went to help the BM. No one else was waiting. We turn horses out in the indoor loose like that sometimes. She was perfectly safe and I wasn't holding up anyone else. Sorry if I made it seem otherwise. I guess in my anger I didn't explain myself well.
Haha nobody blames you :)
But it is obvious to my by what you said that he has no clue what he's doing. I've met many people like that. I once knew these people who had this beautiful little draft or draft cross that looked like a gypsy vanner. They didn't know anything at all. One time on the trail, I'm not sure why, but the guy decided to give me advice. He told me that when my horse takes off to just lean back and pull as hard as I can on the reins until the horse stops.... mhmm... I just said thank you and moved on.