When ground work doesn't translate to undersaddle - Page 4
   

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

When ground work doesn't translate to undersaddle

This is a discussion on When ground work doesn't translate to undersaddle within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

    Like Tree14Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        05-23-2012, 04:05 PM
      #31
    Yearling
    AMEN to your post, Jaydee!

    Dop,
    I totally agree with you. I was trying to be polite. My friend had just introduced me to the owner that day. So I had no previous knowledge of what her experience was with her gelding. I am 28 and the owner is in her 60's, so as a matter of absolute respect, if she told me I needed to sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to her horse because that's what he likes, then I would likely oblige. So when she asked me to hand him over so she could get on, I did exactly that. Knowing full well that she seemed apprehensive and nervous with him.

    I have since sopken with my friend about what happened that day. I also offered tp help this owner find some great alternative options for her gelding, and to help her in finding a more appropriate choice of horse. I am under the impression that she wants to keep him, but maybe just as a pet. And while I may not agree with this deicsion, I am thankful that the likelihood of her being injured by him is now significantly lower.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        05-23-2012, 04:23 PM
      #32
    Super Moderator
    problem horse/rider

    I know that song very well!!!!
    People have this false sense of responsibility to a horse - its not the same as adopting a child. I wouldn't ask anyone to dump a horse in an auction with the chance that it could end up as someones dinner but she should give the horse a chance to have a useful life where he will be appreciated and herself the chance to find a horse she can enjoy.
    Trouble is sometimes you get more results banging your head against a brick wall than persuading someone to do the right thing. I have seen too many useful horses spend their days as paddock ornaments getting fat and laminitic
    You have done the best you can by the sound of it
         

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Help my horse doesn't want to work anymore, katysummer Horse Training 23 11-18-2011 04:14 PM
    Great on the Ground, Fidgety/Attention Deficit Undersaddle Brighteyes Horse Training 7 08-22-2011 09:00 AM
    not accepting contact? Ground driving and undersaddle... Wallaby Horse Training 3 12-04-2009 12:37 AM
    Marestare doesn't work 1dog3cats17rodents Technology 0 06-22-2009 07:55 PM
    haflinger to trainer ground work or saddle work????? carriegeorge100 Horse Training 3 05-10-2007 01:43 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:55 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0