Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
That wasn't exactly how our conversation went. That was just the general gist of it. I did explain to her why I didn't feed my horses treats, and told her to not feed any of them treats out of her hand. I let her know that if she -had- to feed treats, put them on the ground, not in her hand.
And I will say that at the moment, I am a little peeved at her for other reasons.
She told me she was going to catch my horses out and take them riding when I was at college or work, to which I told her very quickly that no, she wasn't... because if I find out someone has been riding any of my horses without my permission (not that anyone even has my permission to get my horses out and ride them), I will literally drag that person off whichever horse they are on and will quite possibly attempt to hospitalize them (I take my horses care very seriously and Dakota is a one-person horse and will not listen very well to other people, Gypsie is partially retired and not able to be ridden much anymore, and I don't need anyone messing Jaxxon up when I'm trying to sell him).
She also almost got a family fight started by saying that all my tack (my saddles, bridles, blankets, brushes, etc...) belonged to my cousin (her bf) and that side of the family believed her and tried to jump my case about me 'stealing' their stuff, when they know good and well that everything I own, I bought with my own money (why would I want their crappy, messed up stuff anyway...?)...
I like the girl, I really do... but she needs to figure out how things work in this family.
I didn't go off on her at all, but that was the general gist of our conversation, meaning that what I was trying to get across to her was that Dakota would hurt her or cause one of the other horses to hurt her because of how he acts over treats. It's not cute that he was pushing her around and jerking her shirt and pushing her on the ground, and she shouldn't think it's cute. Dakota isn't a pony. He's the biggest horse in the pasture and he can be a bully. None of our horses are ponies. They can all injure her if she's not careful.
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (1994 TWH mare), Dakota (2006 TWH gelding), Jo (2012 TWH filly) & Minnie (1992 Paint mare)
Last edited by Britt; 10-24-2012 at 08:24 PM.