Originally Posted by Tayla101
should I try and say something to my friend?
And if so how?
Tell her upfront that attempting to ride in a rearing bit is the most brainless thing she could do and that she will only hurt herself and for sure hurt her horse. I wouldn't be surprised if the horse came over on her. Rearing bits are for use on the ground, by someone who knows how and when to use it.
I wouldn't beat around the bush with someone like this. Her own safety and the safety of her horse are at risk. If I was present when someone attempted to do something like this I would feel a responsibility to stop them or at least warn them of the dangers.......but I'd most likely drag them off the horse by the back of the neck!
If she ignores you and goes on her merry way atleast you can be comforted by knowing that you tried. How do you think her parents would feel about this? Is there a trainer around at any time?