Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United States,baby!
Unbelievable! This is so horrible!
heres a couple things that have been bugging me:
1) In early january my problem horse, Chance, reared nd flipped over with me on a trail ride. I was not pulling on his mouth(loose reins actually), his teath and saddle are fine, no spooking. He just didn't want to go up. He wasn't tired, we'd only been riding for 10 minutes. He just didn't wan't to go.
So, I got thrown off to the side while he fell onto his side. It was a horridly aweful image. Me laying there, watching him fall onto his side 4 feet away.
I saw him try to get up, I jumped up, grabbed him, lead him 30 feet, go on, and rode another half hour. I havent ridden him since, but he has been at the trainers.
He has been back at our house for a month, then the trainer is taking him back for 2 more weeks.
2) My dad and grandma think that just because I'm young, I can't possibly know anything they don't, even when my dad doesn't know how to hold a lunge line and my grandma doesn't even know what "withers" are. Chance won't gp slow on the line(hasn't been lunged for months), so everytime he won't slow he stops him. He has reared on it to. This happened tonight when his nosy-loud mouth-bosy friend insisted upon her giving cruddiy riiding lessons and then lunging MY horse. Chance will become my dads trail horse, as he's fine with ther horses.
I tell them how to lunge.Hello..... I had to lunge my hot pony mare everytime I rode(3-4 times a week) for 6 months at LEAST. I KNOW how to lunge a darn horse, with a line in the open, or in a round pen without a line!
Then they say " You don't know everything about horses. She knows more" But I don't know everything! I am not a know-it-all! I know that I have much more to learn! And I do know more than she does about technical riding. She has had horses for 30+ year, but the filly she bred because she wanted a "kwoot bayby" got caught in the barbed wire where she kept it(her parents) and DIED. What does that say?
My saying for that is "SOme people can own horses for a year he right way and know more than people that have owned them for twenty the worng way".
3) Everyone thinks I'm ignoring Chance, but really, I'm waiting for the trainer to show me how to work him properly(and my dad) before attempting to get back on.
4) Nobody (especially) my grandma thinks the flipping over was bad..... except my mom and trainers and other horse people.
And to top it off, ive been sick all the time! Schools are a good place to get sick a bunch. :(
Please do not lecture me. And my family is nice and *mostly* supportive. Just a rant and I need some comfort!