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post #11 of 34 Old 05-11-2013, 04:29 PM
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Unless you are being paid as a trainer, you shouldn't be expected to train the horse. If she was that green, maybe they should have put the plastic bags on another horse. I don't think my horse would react well to being attacked by a plastic bag either. If I really want her plastic bag broke, then I will work on it myself or pay a trainer. I won't expect someone else to do it and then get mad when it doesn't work out.

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post #12 of 34 Old 05-11-2013, 04:54 PM
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To be honest, I was sort of nervous when the mare spooked because I wasnt about to chase her around with the bag and risk her running someone over or crashing into another horse or through the fence. The BO told me that the mare was taking advantage of me and was smarter than me and that the bare has seen plastic bags before, I didnt know shes seen them before so I was hesitant and careful to put it up to her. After we were out on the trails I took the bag out and rubbed her all over with it again so I didnt have to deal with her flipping out again.
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I had a horse who had BTDT, seen it all, done it all and was my Go To Steady Eddy horse. And one day my little sis got on him with a plastic bottle that had ice in it and it rattled and kind of sounded like a plastic bag crinkling up. It startled him and he jumped and she landed on her head in a cement wash rack. Two weeks and I can't count how many seizures later, she was released from the hospital.

Just because they've seen it doesn't mean it isn't still an issue. Still, NO WAY this was your fault. The BO lost her patience and cause this accident and knows it and is blaming you. I'd be volunteering somewhere else....certainly wouldn't be doing another lick of work for this one.
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post #13 of 34 Old 05-11-2013, 06:19 PM
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Wow, tough day. I don't see how any of that is your fault. Your BO, who obviously is missing the finer points of desensitizing a horse, took the reins literally and broke the bridle, not you. Don't know how you're supposed to be psychic and know she had already been exposed to bags. As far as you knew, it was a green horse, and not much more. I love it when horse people offer important information about their horse AFTER something has gone wrong. Feel better.

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post #14 of 34 Old 05-11-2013, 06:34 PM
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it was the BO fault the horse flipped out. she just pooed all over you by blaming you. you did not teach the horse to spook. Yeah it hurts to get konked by a branch. Look at it as a lesson learned. Dont ride overgrown trails with a visor , you cannot always see the next branch..
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post #15 of 34 Old 05-11-2013, 06:44 PM
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Wow, excuse my language, but what a little b****

That was in no way your fault. The BO clearly has no idea what desensitizing a colt is all about. I would be really ticked off if I had been there with you, because that was a really stupid way to deal with the situation.

I'm sorry you have to deal with that.
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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #16 of 34 Old 05-11-2013, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, excuse my language, but what a little b****

That was in no way your fault. The BO clearly has no idea what desensitizing a colt is all about. I would be really ticked off if I had been there with you, because that was a really stupid way to deal with the situation.

I'm sorry you have to deal with that.

I wish I recorded it, it was crazy. once the horse was tied back up she began waving the bag at her again and then rubbing it on her and the horse calmed down untill she rubbed it on the front of her neck and she pulled back again but the BO didnt correct that, she just went over to do the other side real quick and just rubbed it on her and left.
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post #17 of 34 Old 05-11-2013, 07:21 PM
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You should never, EVER, tie a horse to desensitize. You hold the rope and move with them until they relax. Tying is just asking for a major accident.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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You should never, EVER, tie a horse to desensitize. You hold the rope and move with them until they relax. Tying is just asking for a major accident.
Yeah, just imagine if she ripped the hitching post off and drug it behind her. She was pretty close to doing that. ~sigh~ the BO is still prolly ****ed at me, prolly talking crap too.
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OK LouieThePalomino. You have vented. Others have given their thoughts.

Now it is up to you.

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post #20 of 34 Old 05-11-2013, 08:30 PM
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As the horse owner, I'd be ****ed at someone working my horse the way the BO took it upon herself to do. Talk about creating tying issues! Are you ****ting me?!

I'd also be looking to volunteer elsewhere. I'd not want to be learning THAT kind of horsemanship at all.
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