Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northwestern, WA
I have different rules for different horses. For my foal, nobody but me does anything with him but pet him from across the fence if I'm not present. For his mama, I'll let my mom and sister deal with her, as they have horse knowledge and know what to do if she gets a bit fractious. For Sugar, I'll let anybody who can hold a leadrope and who I trust not to be an abusive piece of s*** handle her, which includes my brother, dad, sister, mom, any one of my non horsey friends, etc. However, I would never let a farrier or vet deal with one of my horses if neither I nor someone I trust could be present.
Peace, Love, and Ponies of all shapes and sizes.