Originally Posted by RememberMeForThis99
@CowboyBob; I have had Jane for a week and a half. I've done groundwork, free lounging and did a couple 'bombproofing' sessions. As I've said I've put a trash bag over her head, and she's done everything else I've asked of her. Also never once did I say she was "'great' at everything else". Do not quote what has not been said, please. And the 'one problem I have had with her' is of course an exaggeration. It's just the one problem I have not been able to solve or figure out how to solve so far, I come to this horse forum with a humbled mind and to get help. I do not come to be talked down to and to have people imply I'm a total idiot.
(CowboyBob; ever think that the horse may have been abused in/around water so associates water with pain?)
I am sorry, I did not mean to imply you are a total idiot (I was not trying to imply anything), I did not mean to come across as though I was talking down to you, I did not mean to act like a jerk. I only used to word the great to some-up all good things she is. Not to say she is bad or anything it was just easier to write great then to spell out everything. The (it's madding isn't it) was me saying I have been there I understand. How is it a horse that will walk through water on its own won't do it while being ridden. I am sorry.
Its hard to give advice to someone you have never meet, about a horse you have never seen, with very little information. Knowing that the person you are talking to is likely to go home and try the thing you advised them on. At times makes me nerves, I use capital letters and bold to add to the words and thoughts that I would verbalize different if I was talking to you not just typing. Reading what someone typed is hard to know the true intentions and feelings behind the words and leads people to have to assume tone and inflection.
I am sorry I did not express myself.
PS. To any administrators If you feel, I was offensive please remove my post from this thread, and send me a private message. Again I am sorry, I did not mean to cause any trouble.
PSS. "(CowboyBob; ever think that the horse may have been abused in/around water so associates water with pain?)"
I did not respond to this as I don't know If my advice is welcome at this time.