Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
My thoughts are a little harsher. First, I agree 100% with FlitterBug and her assessment. However, if the owners are not willing to allow you to do it your way and, in fact, they are hampering your efforts and advise, then I would walk away. It's bad enough to have to deal with a potentially dangerous horse (even if it's out of fear) but to do it with illogical restrictions, then someone is going to get hurt.
I would sit down with them and explain the what and why of the program. If they can agree completely then I would proceed. If not, then they are on their own.
Harsh, but I am not willing to help someone who doesn't have enough confidence in me to let me do it my way. That is setting yourself up for failure.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.