Originally Posted by rosie9r
we already do everything mls said (thanks!) except we don't put ribbons on tails, we just say hey he's a kicker or whatever else we warn each other about. (we have all been riding together with the same horses for months)
We have some pasos that ride with us, they are little high strung but have no problem being out with the nongaited horses... she says first, that she can't ride her 15.3 qtr horse with the pasos because her horse wants to run all the time since the pasos legs are moving faster even when we are walking.
Then sometimes part of the group will want to trot instead of walk. So the people(its usually just me on the TB and the pasos) that want to move faster, move waaaay ahead of the group before trotting or cantering. This is when she really starts going on about the rules of trail riding. The last time we all rode together, we moved way in front of the group almost over to the other side of the hill so their horses couldnt see us go faster. The whole time she is yelling (literally screaming) at us to stop because her horse wants to run after us and she can't keep him under control. (her way of keeping him under control is baby talking to him btw) so right now everyone avoids rides with her or either of her horses. Grr stick in the mud. Sorry for the rant. :op
Oh my gosh Rosie9r, I believe I've ridden with that woman!!!
Or maybe there is one in every horse community.
I took this woman on a trail ride since she said no one ever took her on a controlled trail ride before. So there I was in the lead, her husband (bless his heart, very nice guy), then her, a friend of theirs and riding drag a good friend of mine. We kept it at a walk, and every minute this woman talked, screamed and carried on to herself about the roots or rocks or change of footing ect.... I was speechless. Needless to say at the mid point of the trail ride she called me a very inappropriate name and that was it!!! I have a lot of patience and tolerance but I have my limits.
Have since run into many other people that have experienced this "nut"!
My advice to you, ride without her and if she decides to ride with you guys, tell her either learn to control her horse or stay in the arena!