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        04-03-2013, 09:46 PM
      #41
    Weanling
    One good strategy that I have used with my neighbor is directing them toward resources that can help. (Books, videos, websites, etc.). That way, I'm not giving them an answer, I'm teaching them how to find the answer themselves. :)

    It goes back to the old proverb: If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish he will never go hungry.
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        04-03-2013, 09:51 PM
      #42
    Weanling
    Thats a very good idea! I will definitely tell her about some useful books and magazines etc
         
        04-03-2013, 10:30 PM
      #43
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    She's not getting a foal, she's getting a 12 year old horse.

    Who says the horse is going to waste? I was about 11 when I got my first horse, the horse that taught me everything. My horse certainly didn't think she was wasted, she was the most loved on horse in the world. I simply adored her, and spent all my available time with her.
    My horse now doesn't get 1/50th of that amount of time.
    It was sarcasm.... Really??? Did you not catch that at all?

    OP has the best intentions, but when someone doesn’t want to learn there is going to be issues along the way. Not everyone can turn around and be expert horse owners at once, I know this we all know this, but when someone doesn’t want to learn and thinks they can default on someone else by just assumption then well IMO maybe they arent ready for a horse. Leasing from a riding stable would be the best option IMO.

    Waste in training is still a waste even if temporarily.

    AND ITS ALL IMO.
         
        04-03-2013, 11:55 PM
      #44
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MissColors    
    It was sarcasm.... Really??? Did you not catch that at all?

    OP has the best intentions, but when someone doesn’t want to learn there is going to be issues along the way. Not everyone can turn around and be expert horse owners at once, I know this we all know this, but when someone doesn’t want to learn and thinks they can default on someone else by just assumption then well IMO maybe they arent ready for a horse. Leasing from a riding stable would be the best option IMO.

    Waste in training is still a waste even if temporarily.

    AND ITS ALL IMO.
    There is absolutely no reason that I can see for the OP to be involved whatsoever. So there is no defaulting of responsibilities. Whatever the child in question does or does not learn, is the problem of the barn owner/manager, and not really any one else, unless there is some kind of abuse.

    A waste in training, is still a waste? Well that's quite the statement. I personally would never buy a horse who neck reins - but they are perfectly useable and desirable to others. So what is wasted on one, is not on another.
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        04-04-2013, 12:10 AM
      #45
    Yearling
    Honestly, I would sit back and have yourself a good little laugh. I've had neighbors around 8 years old so excited to ride their Grandma's horse next door, and then realize it comes with a price. "We have to pick up POOP?!" Also, I've had the overconfident boyfriend thinking riding horses is easy and watched him get dumped on the ground 3 times in under 20 minutes. As long as she doesn't get majorly injured, just have a good laugh. Just remember that you warned them, so when they come back whining, you can say I told you so.

    But then again, I am a rude teenager that gets extreme humor over other people's ignorance. Especially with horses... "Whats a sheath?... OH EWWW!"
         
        04-04-2013, 12:56 AM
      #46
    Weanling
    One thing, the horse wont be kept at a "barn". All the lady has is a few paddocks and a little shed for tack. That's another reason why I'm concerned. It's none of my business, but I'm a big softie when it comes to a horse's care That's one of the things annoying about myself.
         
        04-04-2013, 01:15 AM
      #47
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher5    
    One thing, the horse wont be kept at a "barn". All the lady has is a few paddocks and a little shed for tack. That's another reason why I'm concerned. It's none of my business, but I'm a big softie when it comes to a horse's care That's one of the things annoying about myself.
    I don't find this the least bit annoying.
    There is a way of teaching them without teaching.....for this kind of people....." you don't have a run-on in shed for your horse? But all the good stables have that"..... for example.
    Sound really important. Convincing. Uppety. It might just make the girl think and tell mom.
    I don't think they mean bad, they just don't know. But if a big name place has it, they'll try to imitate. Same with whatever else you see them do wrong.
    I never said that... in case somebody asks......
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        04-04-2013, 01:27 AM
      #48
    Weanling
    Ha! That's a great one, deserthorsewoman! I will definitely tell her that
         
        04-04-2013, 01:33 AM
      #49
    Trained
    Now, to top it off, you can add " I wish I could afford that"....
         
        04-04-2013, 01:49 AM
      #50
    Weanling
    YES!
    I'm not normally very smart in what is say, so THANK YOU for that!
    Can't wait to see her reaction
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