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  • I have to ride my horse on a super loose rein
  • Would you let someone ride your horse

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    12-02-2011, 10:17 AM
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Green Broke
Never letting her ride my horse again. Rant.

A girl on my drill team horse went lame right before the AQHA World Show where we were supposed to preform. I figured my 4 year old would be okay, nothing really bothers her. I offered her up, thinking that this girl would be light on her mouth, and ride her as I asked. HA.
My mare rides in an o-ring snaffle. I was constantly having to tell her "give her her face...give her her face.." Sassy doesn't much like rein contact and is very light. Infact if your just standing still, you better just let the reins loose on her neck or she'll bug the crap out of you. She did fine for the World Show and last night we rode at the NRHA.
I warmed up Sassy for her, and it was like I was riding a completely different horse. It was like 4 months of prof. Training just went down the drain. I was able to get her to work a little better for me, but I had to give Sassy back so we could trot through the drill.
When we were lining up to go in, Sassy has a habit of bobbing her head and shaking it until you let go of the reins, something I TRIED to explain to this girl but she refused to listen. Sassy was not supposed to be ridden with a tie down, and I didn't even realize they put it on her, until I looked back and Sassy was in the air. She had got the tie-down caught in her mouth and it spooked her, then the girl started pulling back on her. Thankfully, my best-friend was right by and jumped off her horse to help Sassy and chew the girl out. Gotta love besties:) Anyways, in the drill, it's like she purposely made it to where she was in Sassy's face the whole time and kicking the heck out of her. When we were lining up for pictures, she started jerking on Sassy's mouth and kicking her up by her girth for her to side pass. I got a little agitated and was like "that's my horse, you jerk on her face and I'll rip off yours." Needless to say, I was on edge until MY horse was back in MY trailer.

Let's just say, I will not be letting anybody ride Sassy for a looong time. The girl was constantly like "OMG I want this horse for my barrel horse next season! I'm taking her home with me!" Uh, it frightens me to think your willing to treat my horse like that in front of me, what on earth will you do to her when I don't see her?! I've had this horse ever since she was a sperm and an egg, don't think I'd be willing to give her up to the first noob that came along.
     
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    12-02-2011, 10:36 AM
  #2
Showing
Sorry that you had to deal with that mango. I'm super anal about letting others ride mine for that exact reason (except for the oldie dead heads who are overly tolerant) It's amazing how quickly hard work and training can be undone. Chalk it up as a lesson learned. Aside from that, how'd your drill team do last night?
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    12-02-2011, 10:38 AM
  #3
Showing
No good deed goes unpunished.
     
    12-02-2011, 11:35 AM
  #4
Green Broke
I thought Sassy would just shrug off whatever she did, apparently not.

Other than that, we did pretty great! The NRHA didn't tell us there would be extra things in the arena, but we worked it fairly well. Rosie wasn't too big a fan though. We wore bubblegum pink shirts and used our breast cancer flags, tough enough to wear pink night!:)
     
    12-02-2011, 08:01 PM
  #5
Trained
Good thing is was not my horse. She would have been walking the drill. Probably with a bloody nose.
     
    12-02-2011, 08:19 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I'd have probably dragged her off the horse, put the horsse back in the trailer and taken her home. Sod the drill team perticularly if they are so ungreatful that they would abuse your trust like that
     
    12-03-2011, 01:36 AM
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Trained
C'mon guys, I'm sure none of you would have reacted aggressively to the girl in a real life situation.

I think what I would have done was taken her aside and told her very calmly if she didn't follow my instructions, she would NOT be riding my horse. And if she did anything one more time, I would have informed her she was not welcome to ride the horse anymore and I would have put the filly back in the trailer.

I'm sorry it went like that. At least you guys had a good run.
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    12-03-2011, 10:16 AM
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Yearling
I had almost the exact same thing happen. I wasnt going to be able to make it to our drill teams rodeo performance and I offered to let this girl ride my horse because hers was old and he hadnt been conditioned. She refused to come over and try my mare out at my house like I felt she needed to do, she waited until the next practice where I couldnt say anything to her. My mare is really sensitive to your seat and likes a loose rein and this girl was kicking my horse while holding her back and tensing up so my mare ran the entire drill at a trot. Then the other girl accused me of riding my horse that day because she came off sweaty. She was trying to say that my mare wasnt trained well so I got on her and my mare was loping and being a sweetheart for me. She was trying to say my mare was difficult to control.... however my 7 year old neice and her legal owner lopes her around my arena at home just fine.... Never lending out any of my horses again unless I know how the person rides. Only one person gets to ride my personal horse Rosie and that's because her mare is JUST like mine and I know she can handle her calmly.
     
    12-03-2011, 11:10 AM
  #9
Trained
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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse    
C'mon guys, I'm sure none of you would have reacted aggressively to the girl in a real life situation.

I think what I would have done was taken her aside and told her very calmly if she didn't follow my instructions, she would NOT be riding my horse. And if she did anything one more time, I would have informed her she was not welcome to ride the horse anymore and I would have put the filly back in the trailer.

I'm sorry it went like that. At least you guys had a good run.
Yes and no.

She would have been walking maybe with out a bloody nose but walking all the same.

You should have heard me with the neighbor girl who likes to ride my horses. She is now only allowed to ride Te.
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    12-03-2011, 11:52 AM
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Trained
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Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
Sorry that you had to deal with that mango. I'm super anal about letting others ride mine for that exact reason (except for the oldie dead heads who are overly tolerant) It's amazing how quickly hard work and training can be undone. Chalk it up as a lesson learned. Aside from that, how'd your drill team do last night?
I wasn't sure if you meant horses or riders for a minute there, I mean you count me as an oldie dead head who is overly tolerant somedays..
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And hen the hormones kick in again.

OP, I'm so sorry that someone felt that it was OK to treat your horse like that, I would of been beyond angry,
     

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