Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
Newly married my husband and I were out camping and his brother and wife came out for a visit. My new SIL wanted to go for a ride and I hadn't gotten the chance to ride my hubs mare so I let her ride Rooster (dead broke, super soft, reining champ, sweetheart babysitter). She threw a fit cause I only had my english saddle with me but agreed. She was according to herself a FAR SUPERIOR rider, barrel racing QUEEN, highly offended to do something as silly as ride English, but I thought she would at least have the brains to listen to me and be gentle with my gentle giant... That girl ripped the shreds out of his mouth, hauled back to get him to stop, when all it took was a whisper of a "whoa", kicked the crap out of him to move when all it took was a shift forward or lift the reins forward, ALL WESTERN, and THEN asked me if I had a crop, which I don't own to this day! I quickly suggested we end the ride, and if she had not been my SIL I would have TACKLED her from the back of the horse I was riding! She is now my EX-SIL and I cannot stand her to this day. She also managed to squander tons of money on two untrained, fancy, barrel prospect, breeder sale culls... left in MY pasture to finish! They about killed me, kind of a last laugh from her...
Ugh! Some people! I know you have to keep the peace in some situations, and I know you must have been FUMING!! Way to keep your cool. Hope you gals were SUPA STARS!
You can get a lot further with a ladder than you can with crutches!! What do you mean what do I mean?