Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
When I rescued my 13.3H Arab years ago, not only was his body score a low three, he had an injured vertebra.
I had to board at that time and it was at a private farm that took in race horses on R&R. When the track PT came to work on the race horses, he looked at my Arab.
He explained what was wrong, it was permanent, light riding only, and absolutely no more than 100# on his back, which let me out in my skinniest days:)
Thatís how he became a wonderful lesson horse for small children.
Meaning ó- make the simple statement in writing that the horses have weight limits. Put that limit in writing for EACH horse, period.
Iím sorry for any mom who tries to skirt around that and tries to tell you what to do with your horse(s). This is an instance where the customer is NOT right. Your pre-stated rules of weight limits are the rules.
While youíre at it, have a big sign printed up to nail to the barn door or someplace conspicuous.
And get yourself a million dollar liability umbrella policy, they arenít that expensive:)
I tip my hat to you for being willing to have that much patience - especially when dealing with the parents who are pushy.
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.