Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
• Horses: 0
Please tell me I'm stupidly paranoid...
So I am gunning to purchase the tennassee walking horse, chance. Once I get my car fixed up, get some money on the side and more hours at work, I feel I can properly call myself "owner" and pay for him.
But there is a hitch. I have to talk to my instructor because he was bought by the festical and was intended as a horse for the festival. But he's not used often, and needs some medical attention to remove some proud flesh that formed before we got him. I am not going to waste my efforts financially and physically on a horse I do not own. Not if it may cost me a bit of bank here or there in the future. As much as I love to help and love horses, I just can't do it.
Anyway... I worry there may be a caveat or two. I'm fine with the idea of keeping him there, in fact I want him to, and him partaking in festival. I would be delighted if he turned into a great show horse. But what's got me running in circles is the idea that he may say that I have to let others ride him.
I have no qualms about that, except for a 15 year old disrespectful twat. She runs horses ragged and does not pay attention to what she does. I have zero trust in her abilities and her respecting me. I fear that once I own Chance, that will not change. I have (and still am) working so hard to get him calm, less fearful and more responsive on the ground. Her idea of a calm horse is running them around till they tire. That's her idea of a calm horse.
I fear if I tell her, as a rightful owner, that I will be ignored, and I will have no say. In fact, I worry in general that I will be treated as if I have no say over what is done because I'm just dishing out money and effort and simply a money bag to use.
He's my first horse, I'm a first time owner. While the actual owner agrees to letting me keep him, I need to speak with the equestrian team leader to see if it is a viable choice. I was told he has no qualms about it, but even so, I worry.
So... Please just tell me I'm being stupid and that I shouldn't have to worry.