Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
ugh, I WISH my parents were kidding.....they aren't even horse people, and they tell me I need to sell him.
For instance I took my mother/seven year old cousin out to the barn so she could meet Ice....it was during dinner time, and so he hates leaving his stall in the first place. On top of that, he had been moved to a different stall on the right side of the barn, so that when he faced forward I was on his right side, and he hates when I put a halter on him from the right. So, he gets his usual attitude as I'm standing in the doorway, pinning his ears, baring his teeth that whole nine yards, and I'm throwing my hands up telling him he needs to back up (which he does...) and let me come in....well my mother and cousin didn't like this, my mother had this high-pitched worried tone and was nagging me "sam just leave him alone....we can come back later....WHY are you doing that? Ohmigod you're scaring me..." they were stressed out, the nagging was stressing me out, I ended up with stress tears and it took me TWENTY MINUTES to put the **** halter on my horse. He got a little attitude with me out of the stall, so I started backing him up, etc., etc. which my mother thought was so unneccessary, and then at the end of it all they decided to leave.
After they turned the corner and disappeared out of sight, guess what? He was fine. Sorry for the mini-rant, lol, but I've been getting crap ever since then about how Ice is a "financial black hole" and "just a mean horse" and how I need to find a new one.