New boarder
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

New boarder

This is a discussion on New boarder within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        10-18-2009, 04:14 PM
      #1
    Foal
    New boarder

    I wasn't sure where to put this...
    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?
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        10-18-2009, 08:48 PM
      #2
    Weanling
    I would have the horse separated, especially while it settles in. Also just start slow, treats and feeding will develop a bond with the horse. Take your time pushing the horse forward, if the horse seems uncomfortable with what you're doing, take a step back to something he/she feels comfortable doing.

    The horse knowing you wont push it when it's not ready will make it build trust with you and be more willing and calm.

    Hope this helps, good luck and be safe!
         
        10-18-2009, 09:02 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    I would kindly recommened a horse trainer or riding instructor you know of personally so you can recomend it to her in a friend-friend style way to not hurt her feelings. Id just say, "i know of this awesome trainer I've been working with for a while and I think she could help your horse with gaining confidence" or something along those lines. So this lady can learn how to care for the horse from a profession so the responsibilities are not dumped on you. You have your own horse to care for
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    How to be a good boarder starlinestables Barn Maintenance 42 08-22-2009 05:20 PM
    War with a fellow boarder!!!!!! horse_luver4e Horse Health 15 08-02-2009 06:50 PM
    Big problem with boarder! starlinestables Barn Maintenance 25 07-06-2009 12:30 AM
    First time boarder, help! Liv Horse Talk 2 06-15-2009 07:29 PM
    Looking for a boarder Jojo Barn Maintenance 1 11-11-2007 01:25 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:39 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0