Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Tips for giving tips to another rider?
Normally, I'd go along with the, "mind your own business" thing, but I feel like as she is my friend, I'd like to have a conversation with her..since I believe it's getting tithe point of becoming dangerous..
Now, both myself and another leasor are worried about our friend, who treats the horse she is leasing like she were a human. She doesn't correct her, and the mare has absolutely no respect for her. She thinks that if she corrects the mare, that she won't like her or want to be around her anymore.
My friend and I want to explain to her that she needs to be firm with this horse and not treat it like a baby, because this mare is going to hurt her. She has the potential to have a great relationship with the mare, but she needs to correct her and be the leader.
I want to make sure I can get my point across, but make sure she understands that I'm not trying to degrade and attack her, and that I'm just worried about her. I don't wantto come off as one of those riders/handlers that think they're know-it-alls..ya know?
I'm just asking for some different ways to say something to her..I have what I would normally say to anyone, but I'm a rather blunt person..which doesn't really help when I want to be gentle and explain something to someone and get somewhere with it..
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