Well, at least I know that I'm not crazy. I'll see if I can kinda mention it to "the boys", but I have a feeling it will get me nowhere.
My horse wasn't been ridden until I got her at age 3 which seems to make more sense to me.
I'm dealing with a bunch of "wanna be cowboy" neanderthals who just do things the way they've heard or learned over the years ("that's how we've always done it"). None of them have had any formal riding classes or would consider reading a book on training. I've mentioned the idea of sending my horse to a professional trainer for little bit, but I've been treated like I'm crazy (I will probably be sending her anyway, much to DH's dismay.)
I love the neighbor's little horse - he's a real sweetie. I'll try to intervene, but I'll probably just tick his owner off if I say much. "Poor thing" is right.
I was normal...then I got a horse.