My friend has a 22yr. gelding that has ranked himself as high as people. He bites when you tighten his cinch and he throws a big fit when another horse passes him, particularly my horse, and my friend doesn't do anything about it! Her horse gets away with too much. Who am I to judge? When her horse is trying to hurt my horse for no reason, its my business.
And she is always telling me how to ride. "You are too soft. Be harder on him." I don't see her disciplining her bratty horse. She tries to make me lope when I'm not comfortable with Blu's faster lope/canter. Sure I'll run him and stuff but honestly showing worries me.
Her horse was already made for her. So she didn't take it upon herself to worry about what he may do to others. She gets so irresponsible that she will be talking and her horse will try to bite Blu's head off. It maybe a little uncalled for but I will look at her and say flat out sternly, "Get your horses face away from mine."
She gets mad, I know, but if you won't watch your horse - I guess I will for the safety of mine. Boo KNOWS better than to insult another horse. I've been through that with him. My friend's horse just gets away with whatever he wants. Even if it means biting people.
I'm so tired of it. I'll work with my horse and watch over him if you do the same with yours. She doesn't. I end up having to discipline her horse from my horse. Grrrr. And she thinks so knows it all. "my dad would do this. do that. don't do that. make him this. make him that." Hello, one size doesn't fit all horses! And when I'm way past what she's telling me, I ignore her at times.
I feel so mean but I had to vent. Thanks for reading. Hopefully, I won't have to push her off her horse for her to get some sense and pay attention to him.
I recently read one of Sonny's posts "OMG how DARE she" lol. I understand that hitting someone's horse is wrong. But I have my own exception:
When I am standing by my horse and my friend's gelding happens to get pissy to my horse and puts me in the middle of biting, kicking, throwing a fit - I don't care - but I will not tolerate it! I'll push her horse away whether she gets mad or not. I'm not greatly worried that my horse will get hurt, its primarily that she and I will....and her horse will just get worse.