Ok guys, Im pretty some of you know that I am training my friends 6 year old TB, Dispationate.
Anyway, they live on my friend's, dad's plot. And also on his plot is an adjoining house type thing where his business partner lives (I think that's him). Anyway. My friend's dad hired a groom, he works full time and I must say he is exellant (sp?)
So with the groom there, my friend and her family felt it would be fine to go away on holiday. I went over once a wek to see to their plants and just say hi to the horses, I diddnt ride at all, and neither did the groom. So the day before everyone came home, I went over to check on things, and noticed Dispationate had a saddle mark on his back. I checked him over for anything, but he was fine thank goodness.
The next day I told the family, and her dad got down to the truth. It turns out that his partner'd daughter had come down when no one was there, TACKED UP Dispationate, and rode him for 3 HOURS! Not gentle riding either!! The thing that gets me is she doesnt know how to ride or tack up, but somehow dhe did. The groom wasnt there, he had gone up to his house. No one blames him.
Now apparently Dispationate reared with her, something he has NEVER done! If she had gotten hurt, it would have landed on my friend's dad, as they are his horses. She knew she wasnt allowed on them, so I just wonder what possesed her to do it? She could've gotten really hurt, along with the horse!!! She was punished though, and everythings back to normal.
Sorry, I know that all prob. Doesnt make sense, but I just had to vent. Cookies if you read it all, and understood it lol.