I board my horse at a friends house and she has two other horses, they all get along pretty well. Well last week someone ask to board her new horse there and they agreed so it was brought in last monday,
Turns out this is a newbie owner who expects us to teach her everything there is to riding/caring/ect. The barn owner is not going to ask her to take lessons or to leave so I'm stuck with her.
Her horse is a 16 hand 18 year old quarter horse, very skinny and anxious. I heard she is fine riding wise but everywhere else from what I've seen, this horse is uncomfortable with people. So since I'm the trainer in training I get to help both of them.
After a disaster of a lesson, I asked where this horse was from and the owner said "I don't know, the last owner called me and told me to take the horse." Then I asked the barn owner who said the same and that after the owner dropped the horse off, she was gone, literally.
It makes me think the owner was frusterated with the horse, couldn't afford it, or something is wrong with the horse. How can I help build trust back up while keeping myself and my own horse safe?