Ugh I hate babysitting "friends" and don't do it anymore...unless I can have them ride at the house for a few rides to evaluatethem and they do all the work. They tend to shy away..dont know why? I mean when they leave, my saddles are cleaned, stalls mucked out horses groomed and fed. *Shrugs...dont know why they don't come back????
But when they do....I know they want to learn, and maybe become my riding buddy in the future??? Its up to them. Horses are a luxury...nothing is free at this farm. You ride you will work.
However, when someone has their own mount but they just have no real experience, their horse is just as inexperienced, and they THINK they are a good rider. . .it's trouble.