Solon, we're both 14.
You know how some people learn from the start that it's ok to hit a horse b/c the people they learned from taught them that? That's what happened to Regina. She learned from John Walker Stables and they freaking abuse their horses, beat them, ace them and everything.
So she thinks its ok to hit her horse because she's been taught that. I need to know something to say to her to tell her that that's not ok w/o wrecking the friendship.
I don't think she knows as much as me even though she's been riding 2 times more.
To answer your other ?, yesterday, the stall doors were open, the food was in the stalls, Spirit was tied up (still grooming him) and Dancer tried to go into her with Regina holding onto the leadrope. When she got her out, she tried to send her in little circles, but Dancer was confused cause she kept yanking on the lead, and hitting her with the other end. After a while Dancer reared. Then Regina thought it was cool and tried to make her rear again by doing the same thing. I know that's wrong, I see what is wrong with that! But I don't know how to tell her. She only wanted Dancer to rear that one time so that's why I put in the first post about eh rearing. She is NOT training Dancer to rear. MacabreMikolaj I get what you are saying when you say this 'Excuse me, I have a bucker who's due at the rodeo in an hour, but first I have to get on and hit him for bucking because we're schooling now and he should know better.' but I'm not doing it, Regina is and I DON"T KNOW WHAT TO SAY
When Dancer stepped on her foot in the creek and she kept slapping her. And when Dancer reared in the area, she screamed at her and did the see-saw motion (if that's what you call it) and it scares the crap out of me cause I know how bad that is and how much it hurts her (check out youtube and type in effects of the bit)