Originally Posted by Phly
Haha! I get that a lot! I'll never understand why the non rider wants on the most energetic, least mileage horse. Especially when it's the biggest horse!
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We had this problem at the Girl Scout horse camp I worked at. We would pair the girls with a horse for their 30 minute "lesson" and inevitably someone would end up in tears because they didn't get the big, pretty horse they wanted (which was usually Foolish, our 15.3hh 8yo TB who we only put more experienced girls on because she could be a handful). Or they'd want to ride Paleface, our 15.2hh QH who was the lead horse for trail rides and WAS NOT kid-friendly at all. Heck, she wasn't terribly people-friendly (she liked me and the head wrangler...all the other wranglers she merely tolerated). Finally, we just ended up telling the girls that she didn't like kids and would buck them off, which was why only us wranglers could ride her. Posted via Mobile Device