Originally Posted by Equilove
Can you also dance around him with a stick and give him cookies if he dares defy you?! :P
Cookies only after he gets smacked and yelled at, then gives me pouty face. I'm a sucker... ROTFL!
Funny story about the sticks. I once boarded for a couple of weeks at a "name brand NH" barn because it was close and had amazing pastures & trails. At the time, I didn't really know what this particular name meant to its followers and how crazy some of these follwers are. I was slowly informed that I do not use the correct equipment. Namely, rope halters, carrot stick, etc... I caved and got a rope halter since they handled the turnout to make them happy. I said I have a stick, it's called a dressage whip! OMG, they were totally offended that I did not buy the approved name brand rope halter, and the fancy carrot stick was NOTHING like a dressage whip. Um, yeah, ok... I realized after about three weeks there was no way I could make it work at that barn. Sorry, but I had to give up the gorgeous pastures. I think I was the only boarder there that actually RODE their horse. Heaven forbid...
Oh, and I still get the emails about "play dates" at other area name-that-will-not-be-mentioned barns! No thank you!