(In responce to my mom being there in general)
I mean, I like my mom being there, but she can be a push over with animals sometimes. For example if I was trying to get Sonny to collect himself and kept bugging him and bugging him until he'd do it, she'd say I was being too "mean" and should stop.
Another example (never will happen due to my mom won't lead Sonny anywhere, but if she would I could almost predict it would happen). If my mom was leading Sonny up to the upper pasture, and he decides he'd rather eat grass. Instead of telling him no that isn't her plans, she'd let him munch all day long if he wanted to.
Also, she loves to feed him. I'm trying to take pounds off of him (he's chubby) and she keeps feeding him and giving him more hay.
She likes to spoil animals, and at times I agree you should give them lots of love and treats, but she's already ruined one of our dogs...he's so spoiled that if someone tells him what to do without having a treat, he'll growl and threaten to bite.
Sonny is at least 1200 pounds. I CAN'T risk him getting as spoiled as the one dog and acting like that.