I recently moved my Sello Italiano from a private yard to a schooling yard because of the awesome instructor. I'm very happy there and the people are all friendly and helpful. When I went to South Africa to visit family, the owners son rode my horse (for a price) to keep him in shape. When I returned, I rode 6 days a week and it was great.
A couple weeks ago I found out I was pregnant, which didn't hamper my riding. Then the rain hit and left the arena's all sloshy so I was unable to ride. THEN last week morning sickness visisted me ... anyway, long story short I didn't ride my boy for two weeks. On Monday (which is the horses day off) I went with my fiance to visit and chat to the owner. He said if I'm feeling up to it I must come on Friday for a lesson, I said cool!
Today (Thursday) I felt good and decided to go ride. When I got to the farm I saw some girl I've never seen or met riding my horse in the arena? I actually looked twice because I thought it impossible the owner would just let someone else ride my horse without my permission. Further more he was giving her a lesson on my horse. When he saw me, he told her to leave the arena as I had arrived obviously to ride my horse. I didn't say anything to either one of them and did my hour ride. On my drive home it just bothered me so much. Not so much that someone else was riding my horse, but rather that my permission wasn't given! Just because I'm pregnant and suffering from some morning sickness surely doesn't give the farm owner the right to earn money giving other people lessons on my horse?
Has this ever happened to anyone else? How did you deal with it? How do I deal with it? The owner is very nice and I don't want to muddy the water, but feel I can't just not say anything ... any advice would be greatly appreciated