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post #21 of 27 Old 02-05-2016, 11:03 AM
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What I never realised was that as moderators we see the 'message deleted' which members do not so, as I logged on as the other two had just about finished deleting, all I saw was pages of deleted messages. 12 pages in Training, so, I thought I was doing a duty to bump posts up when there was no need to!

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What I never realised was that as moderators we see the 'message deleted' which members do not so, as I logged on as the other two had just about finished deleting, all I saw was pages of deleted messages.
Lol its one of the pains of being a mod indeed! Still no harm done :)
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When I was young it was common for non BHS riding schools to hire out horses and ponies to anyone that turned up at the yard - the main reason most of them stopped doing it wasn't the 'sue the pants of everybody' society but the fact that too many horses and ponies were being injured by idiots who didn't know how to ride, treating them like motor bikes. behaving recklessly etc. A good riding school horse/pony is worth too much to have it treated like that, the sort of places that carried on doing it had third rate often dangerous, often unsound horses that weren't worth paying to ride - a bit like the horse in the OP's case
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A gymkhana was being held at a riding school. I well remember a girl being carted off back to the stables because the mare had a foal at foot and she wanted to get back to the foal.
The mare slipped as she turned into the stables. The girl broke her leg and hit her face on the gate post.

Not pretty at all.

Ant riding school I have run would never let someone they didn't know out on their own.
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post #25 of 27 Old 02-05-2016, 04:07 PM
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The forum was plagued with over 300 spam messages - in Chineese. Two moderators were up to their elbows in getting rid of the spam bot.

What I never realised was that as moderators we see the 'message deleted' which members do not so, as I logged on as the other two had just about finished deleting, all I saw was pages of deleted messages. 12 pages in Training, so, I thought I was doing a duty to bump posts up when there was no need to!

Lesson learned and time wasted.
Well thanks for for the thought, and the time you put in to it. Theirs too.

If its email, I always "return to sender" before deleting - they don't like their own spam either so either I just get lucky or they remove me from their spam list!!!
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I used to ride with friends on their property and one of them started riding his mare again about 3 weeks after foaling. We would ride all over the property which is huge, hills gullys etc, and the foal would just run along with us. The mare was fine, an absolute gem. We had more stops for the foals sake but not to the point of being annoying so that was no problem. That foal barely took any 'breaking in', she was used to going places, doing things, people patting and leaning all over her, and she carried a little 'back pack' long before she had a saddle on!!

Of course, it was his own horse. I would not think it right the situation OP was put in.
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I used to ride with friends on their property and one of them started riding his mare again about 3 weeks after foaling. We would ride all over the property which is huge, hills gullys etc, and the foal would just run along with us. The mare was fine, an absolute gem. We had more stops for the foals sake but not to the point of being annoying so that was no problem. That foal barely took any 'breaking in', she was used to going places, doing things, people patting and leaning all over her, and she carried a little 'back pack' long before she had a saddle on!!

Of course, it was his own horse. I would not think it right the situation OP was put in.
Yes for SOME people and SOME horses that works well. Either as training "ride away from the foal" or "bring the foal along". I have no problem with that when it's done correctly and can see the benefits. For a professional stable doing that? Eeek!! It's hugely different when it's your own horses.
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