Originally Posted by mom2pride
and then come over and ask how long it took to teach her that, because they can hardly get their horses to lunge let alone go back and forth across a bridge with me on the ground midway between the bridge...
A (slightly neurotic
) friend asked me to look after & exercise her horse one time as she was sick. I thought nothing of the terrain or anything really & the horse was fine. She turned up one day & watched me, before asking me how long it took to train her & get her over her 'hangups' in order to do that. She wasn't very impressed when she got better & tried it & her horse wouldn't have a bar of it!
When I looked after this horse I found her to be a quiet, sensible type, but you wouldn't know it when she's with her owner, she seems quite nervous of her own shadow...