The other day my mom,dad,and a family friend and her 4 year old daughter came to meet Cody (my horse). My parents friend just seemed tense the entire time and I don't know why(tho lately she seems to tense up anytime i'm around.... I don't know why. Or I could be imagining it. Who knows). First she wouldnt let her daughter walk up to cody because "she doesnt know what he's like". Okay with just some random horse I can understand that. But it insulted me!!! I was the one who invited them to come meet them. ME. The horses OWNER. If he wasn't safe for children to be around I would have told her right away, and sugested she not bring her daughter. Or the least she could have done it "angie, is it safe for her to pet him" or something!! Instead when her daughter went to pet Cody, she snaps" stay away from him I don't know what he's like". It really insulted me! Like he's a well mannored horse, he doesnt bite or kick, he stans still in cross ties and he's extremly friendly, loves people ( espeshally when they have treats haha) which she knows because I told her this before I even asked if they wanted to come meet him. It wasn't just me who got the negative vibe off her either. My dad picked up on it too, throughout the intire time she was there.
In the end Cody proved he's nothing to be afraid of. I has him free in the arena and my mom and the 4 year old went in and he was fine. He stood still to be pet when they walked away he followed like a puppy (proof my weeks of join up has done something.
Am I just over reacting?