Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: right now...hell.
Need to save my horse (very long)
This past weekend a snobby little girl who takes lessons at our stables decided that her lesson horse, my beautiful Andalusian mare, Raincloud, wasn't good enough for her. So, she went strolling through the stables and decided to tack up my skittish new three-year-old Thoroughbred stallion, Matsumoto Takanori (we call him Taka-kun). She KNEW he was skittish. She KNEW he was only three. But, she decided to be stupid and ride him anyway.
I am the only one who can ride that horse without him bucking or rearing. This girl came out on my horse, and I flipped. I told her firmly to get off him or she will be kicked out of the stables. Her snotty mother was sitting off, watching, not doing anything.
She sped past me at a trot, went around the arena, pulling on his soft mouth, kicking his ribs, and smacking him with her crop to show off to the younger riders and parents. I told her to get off multple times before Taka-kun snapped.
He reared and bucked and twisted as hard as he could. He fell on his rear when he slipped once. She only pulled and kicked harder. Then, my poor horse crashed through the arena fence and galloped off. He was really scared, still rearing and bucking while the little monster pulled an kicked. Then, he ran right into the wire fence of the cow pasture.
She jumped off and ran back as my horse was rolling around on his sides and back, getting cut up by the sharp wire. I borrowed another girl's horse and went to him.
We eventually got him untangled, but not before he had several deep gauges in his back, chest, legs, and hips.
I screamed at the girl and her mother to leave and never come back. They DID come back later because the mother thought that they should recieve money for having Taka-kun scare her daughter (we actually threatened to call the police and they never came back).
My horse is absoluty traumatized now. We can't get near him in his stall (it's larger than the rest and has a special soft bedding in it, made for pregnant mares and injured horses) and he spazzes if we try to. We can't medicate his cuts. The vet says if we can't get him to calm down, she might have to put him down in risk of him hurting someone.
Please, I don't want my horse to die. He is so sweet normally but that little retch has ruined him. I need some help on how to calm him down and help him!
"Good or bad, from start to finish, you're gonna do it anyway, so make your dream come true." - Best Friends, the GazettE
Last edited by appylover31803; 08-12-2009 at 10:29 PM.