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post #11 of 31 Old 04-21-2010, 03:28 PM
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A horse can never be loved by too many people.
So very true!

You have to wonder why so many people get upset when their horse (dog/kid/friend/other pet) cares about someone else too? I just do not get it.
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post #12 of 31 Old 04-21-2010, 03:36 PM
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So very true!

You have to wonder why so many people get upset when their horse (dog/kid/friend/other pet) cares about someone else too? I just do not get it.
I'll be the first to admit that I got a little green-eyed when Denny chose to go rest his head up against Linda's chest... but I am so uber thankful for her being in his life that I very - very - quickly got over the green-eyed monster thing. He adores her, and (in my mind) adores me as well - nothing wrong with that whatsoever.
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I think being green eyed for a bit is normal. But then your rational side took over and you realized what a blessing it all was.

My old man loves anyone with food. He knows me, but honestly he would go home with anyone with food.

My dog loves men. Almost any guy is better than me. Laugh. She does love me to pieces but she totally loves men.

I have learned that neither of them can be loved too much so enjoy it.
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post #14 of 31 Old 04-21-2010, 03:46 PM
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Call me silly, but I think this is just too sweet.... Your hubby took such good care of your horse when you were laid up that the horse really likes him now... I'm having a hard time finding anything wrong here... maybe it's just me.
It really wouldn't have been bad if he hadn't turned him into a spoiled brat. By the time I finally got to where I could do everything around the barn...including riding by myself, he was really hard to handle. And forget riding with my hubby around. Ty acted like he hadn't been taught anything, was very pushy at feed time, where he would stand back and wait before; and had no respect for personal space.

I know I was very lucky that he was there to feed for me. Especially with the state I was in. But at the same time, he had witnessed and knew my routine with Ty before the accident. Yet everything that I had shown him, and the things I told him not to do and why, went out the window when I wasn't there. I ended up getting rid of Ty and getting Rosie after he threw me at the state park. A place he was very familiar with where I had ridden him before. May have been because I was still weak and Ty could sense that, but with all the aches and pains, I just couldn't handle it. It was almost like leaving a child with a grandparent for a while. Spoiled rotten when you get them back and takes you a while to get them back in line. I just didn't have the strength needed to do that.
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I thought I was done with my points, but I'm not .. hehehe
- If your horse is comfortable toting around a beginner (which it sounds like your dad is... please correct me if I'm wrong) I think it's awesome. If you ever (*knock on wood*) have to sell the horse, this is a fantastic selling point that will help your horse get into a fantastic home. Consider it 'training.' :)
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It really wouldn't have been bad if he hadn't turned him into a spoiled brat. By the time I finally got to where I could do everything around the barn...including riding by myself, he was really hard to handle. And forget riding with my hubby around. Ty acted like he hadn't been taught anything, was very pushy at feed time, where he would stand back and wait before; and had no respect for personal space.

I know I was very lucky that he was there to feed for me. Especially with the state I was in. But at the same time, he had witnessed and knew my routine with Ty before the accident. Yet everything that I had shown him, and the things I told him not to do and why, went out the window when I wasn't there. I ended up getting rid of Ty and getting Rosie after he threw me at the state park. A place he was very familiar with where I had ridden him before. May have been because I was still weak and Ty could sense that, but with all the aches and pains, I just couldn't handle it. It was almost like leaving a child with a grandparent for a while. Spoiled rotten when you get them back and takes you a while to get them back in line. I just didn't have the strength needed to do that.
I understand where you're coming from a bit better now.... there's a reason for the saying "killed with kindness," and "easier said than done." While your hubby might have known the routine with you right there, he might have forgotten the routine when faced with doing it alone. My best guess (without knowing anything but what was stated in your two posts here) is that Ty tried his best, and actually made things worse by trying to help more. Kinda like a kid that sees mommy pour him a glass of milk, but ends up spilling the entire carton trying to do it himself. You just gotta reward the effort, and teach them how to grab a rag and mop up.
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I love it that my dad tries, i think its cute. He is 59 and just got himself a horse a very nice paint. He is very involved in 4h (even tho i am out now) he likes to take the kids on trail rides. I would honestly let him ride any horse of mine (as long as i know he wont get hurt on them).

Why dont you teach your dad to ride? Possibly get him a horse of his own? I dont see the harm in your dad trying to interested in horses with you.
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I've had horses for 32 years. Never in any of those years have any of my family seen me ride, much less know my horses' names.

When I lost my beloved companion of 21 years, my family wasn't even on my call list of people to tell. I called people who would understand, and weep with me.

It's not that my relatives don't care about me, it's just that my love of horses is completely alien to them. They don't 'get' it, and never will.

I'd have loved for my parents and siblings to take an interest in the thing that has consumed my life, but they didn't.

It truly has made me an outcast with the very people who are supposed to love me the best.

So instead of whingeing and being jealous that the people you love the most are interested in your life and your horses, maybe thank God that they care enough to want to be part of them.
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LOL JDI. No offense to the men here, BUT the thought of trying to teach my husband to clean up his mess is just toooooooo funny. It's one of those things that just won't happen. Oh, and Ty was the horse...hehehe.
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So instead of whingeing and being jealous that the people you love the most are interested in your life and your horses, maybe thank God that they care enough to want to be part of them.
Very well said, as always
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