Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
If she's got her mind set on something, you're not going to be able to talk her outta it.
A few months ago, at the local horse sale, my cousin decided to get on a nutcase of a barrel horse and see how he rode... she had no intentions of buying the horse, just wanted to get on and run around like an idiot. There was no way I could stop her, because, while she was younger than me (she's 15) she had come to the sale with other people (a friend and another adult) and I had brought her younger sister (who was the only one I could tell what to do and what not to do, since the younger sister was under my 'guardianship' at the sale).
I didn't try to stop my cousin, but I did tell her that it wasn't a good idea and that I wouldn't advise her riding the horse (he was a complete idiot, running around, throwing bucks, etc...). She got on him anyway, and, because I didn't want to see a wreck (though thankfully nothing happened besides the horse bolting and nearly running into a trailer) I walked away with the parting comment of "Don't get killed.".
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