Originally Posted by jumpingtothemoon View Post
The BO knows (this a lesson horse), and my coach has told me that it is due to pain.
And you knowing the horse is in pain are OK with continuing to ride the animal?
To take the chance his next swipe at you may not be your helmet
connected with and instead be your face.
You appear to be a caring young lady...one who deserves a better mount than what you are being told to ride.
Your barns practices involving their animals care leaves a lousy taste in my mouth...
If the businesses judgement is that bad they continue to use, encourage riding a horse with pain issues and acting out aggressively....putting their clientele at risk of serious injury... No, just no, it's wrong.
I would be out of their and find a new facility where handling a school horse for lessons was not jeopardizing my safety..
This horse is telling you and that barn the only way it can he hurts...
He is evasive to being haltered because he knows well the next step brings pain to him...
How do you trust a place when they put you at risk? And if you don't think you are at risk you are seriously mistaken...
The next "bite" you might not be so lucky.
If that horse connects with your face and takes half of it off...plastic surgery can only fix just so much..
Yes, this "biting" is