So my friend has a bit of an issue with dealing out the correct punsihments I believe. I know everyone trains differently but this to me is beyond exceptable with what she does. Here are some instances:
1. So my friend owns this wonderfully well-minded quarter horse mare. Well, she just got this horse in January last year. She has been working her every day or every other day since then. Latly, she has been training her horse to jump and rein. So one day I went to watch her ride and she took off for a jump with her horse and the horse stumbled on the landing. She took that as bad and preceded to beat her horse with her crop and then work her for about 4 hours with no break. I was pissed!
2. One of the horses at the barn is a natural escape artist and got out on a day we were both there. My friend caught the horse and took him into the indoor arena with a crop. She made the horse trot while she was beating it with the crop in a 3 or 4 foot circle! This went on for about 15 minutes. The horse still will escape but now he runs away from you when you go to catch him. This wasn't her horse either.
3. Lastly, she and I went trail riding and we went past the pastures ( I wasn't riding my horse). Well, my horse decided to pin her ears back at one of the ponies in the pasture while we went past and my friend saw that. She stepped off her horse and picked up a couple rocks and started chucking them at my horse saying she was being bad! Now I was super pissed that day. No one messes with my horse like that!
After that trail ride that day I told her to not do anything with my horse and a couple others I have been training. She asked why? I told her off saying that she needs to learn to control her temper and maybe then I will trust her again around my horse.
Just to think I looked up to my friend because we have been riding and training under my instructor for 5 years now. We have both learned that patience is the key. I wonder now what she does when Im not there....
What would you have done?
Sorry for the long post, lots of built up anger!
Plus she has been given a green horse to work with by my instrucot that doesn't see this attitude of hers! Rant over....