Well it was that stuff - but basically I think what it was - was that she did not like the saddle I had and wanted me in a saddle like hers so that was her way of making me get rid of it.
The helmet thing is understandable though, however she does not wear a helmet.
Other things are just practices I question - like feeding the horses all sweet feed 2 times a day, giving them access to huge bales of hay24/7 when they are already on lush pasture grass.
In a riding area she had this shelly type rock stuff put down and I just dont think thats an appropriate riding area surface.
She had me ride one of her horses in a tie down and I was on him - he tripped and fell on the shell surface with me on him, he came down on top of me and knocked me out for a bit. She insisted that I rode him in a tie down which he had on and the people that were there and saw this said he should have had no business with the tie down on anyway and that helped aide the fall and not being able to recover.
She just got into horses 3 years ago. She now is a know-all of everything horses, so she thinks! I have spent my life on and off around horses as well attending school for horse related things. So I think I know a little bit, but if I balk at anything that she says or does she gets a little mad with me.
She basically ran off 2 other people already, including a girl that was helping train one of her young horses.
She also became somewhat of a horse collector as I like to call it - now she is trying to develop some type of breeding farm for gaited horses. She just recently got a stallion and brought him there also - she has NO business owning a stallion!!! he is just in regular fencing and to get to the tack area to tack your horse up, groom etc, you have to walk right by the stallion and he charges the fence. What happens when I have my new horse there and he tries to come over the fence. Id die to find out my horse had been bred or hurt by him!
Last but not least the incredible amount of bulls&%t that she talks - like that a friend of hers offered her 25,000 for her gelding and she turned it down because he is a special horse and she would only sell him for 95,000. He is just a gaited trail horse. Thats it. LOL.
I was leasing a mare and I had hoped to buy the mare from her - she is just a QH mare with basic training but sweet, but a little stubborn. Not really well bred at all, I think was just a backyard bred horse. I thought I could buy her for 1200. Well I asked her if she would sell for that and she said no way the only thing she would sell her for is 2800 and that if I bought her I had to also agree to let a kid down the road ride her when she wanted to and that I could never take her off the farm. LOL....
Its just crazy crap like that. I thought I was over reacting but the more I think about it and typed this the more I think shes a little insane. Haha.