Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj
That's fine mls - then as a trail rider, that means staying home and not endangering yourself or anybody else because you're to "proud" to ask for help. The people I speak of are not people who were interested in actually helping themselves. The girl actually informed me it would "stress her mare out to much" to get her to accept scary objects. This same girl advertises herself as a horse trainer. If you want to endanger yourself, fine, stay at home and behind a fence where you're not a menace to everyone else.
I know someone just like that! Not a girl, a mature woman. When she boarded at the barn I volunteered at, what a show! The BO had a little donkey as a farm mascot. Well the woman had a fit when riding in the arena (and that's the only place she'd ride, fine, but as a "trainer" give me a break). Apparently the horse was nervous of the donkey that was grazing on the lawn nearby the arena.
To me, that would have been a prime opportunity to work on despooking/exposing said horse to something new. But not her, we had to take poor little Eeyore and lock him up in a stall.
Saw her at a show a couple of times. WOW! Horses breaking halters pulling back over anything coming by them. Poor horses probably all needed a tranq. Just to get through the day!