Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
For all of you giving her advice, she's obviously doing it without permission from the owner. I'd also lay odds that they're not even aware she's trying to handle this horse on her own.
She has no business trying to 'fix' this animal. It's not her problem; it's the BO's and the owner's.
If she's so concerned about the animal's care she should speak to the BO about it, not just blaze on ahead because she thinks she knows what's best.
Who's to blame if she gets hurt badly by this animal? It'll be her own fault, but I'm betting she's a minor and her 'rents would have a field day suing the horse owner as well as the BO if that should happen.
She has no business butting in, nor was she asked to help. Your advice is just adding fuel to the fire, and if she gets hurt you take some responsibility for it by encouraging her. She needs to back off and let this play out between the BO and owner.
It's simply not the OP's place to train this animal. She needs to focus on her own horse and leave this one alone.
I've seen this before; some tween/teen thinks they're going to 'save' a horse, because in their eyes the animal isn't being cared for properly.
I've had some idjit child think they were going to 'train' my spazzy, reactive Arabian gelding by reading how in some book. I nixed that idea pretty decisively and told her parents if I found the kid around my horse, things would get ugly very quickly.
That stupid child would have gotten her fool head kicked off, and her parents would have blamed ME for it.
So no, I don't think the OP needs to butt in where she hasn't been asked. It's simply not her place, and she needs to let go of this saviour complex she has and concentrate on her own animal.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 06-22-2010 at 04:44 PM.