06-04-2009, 07:30 PM
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Wow- it amazes me when people buy a young horse and expect them to just barrel through the levels. Whenever you buy a horse you accept the responsibility of taking care of your horse's physical AND mental needs, which this girl is obviously not doing. I think it's horrible when people set goals of levels for horses and their selves (like what she's doing- Advanced by 8 years old). To me, it would seem like this would cause people to be so focused on levels instead of their actual horse and riding, so they would do anything to get to that level. I think that you just need to talk to her about this- even if she thinks you are jealous you might knock some sense into her. Don't stop trying, though, and see if you can get some other people to talk to her, too. Then she might realize that what she is doing is actually serious.