Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Good Move...

So being out sick, I missed a lot out at the barn... and not in a good way... Apparently two of the boarders took their horses out on the trails and one gal got bucked off her horse as the horse was bolting back to the barn... She fell and hit her head on some railroad tracks, went to the hospital and was found to have a mild concussion. She is OK now, thank heavens, but how scary is that!!!

Now she has admitted that her horse knows that she isn't strong enough to hold it back or control it. And the horse walks ALL over her... Once that horse gets its head it's all over for her... She loves the horse, but the horse is way too much for her. There has been too many bad manners left in the open and it's way beyond repair. So she has decided to go ahead and sell the horse. Good Move...

Why a good move??? Well, because horses should fun and relaxing. Now the horse is NOT 100% at fault... The owner did not work the horse nearly enough and she knows that now. That these animals are not like hamsters where you can just pull them out when you think you feel like it... But again, this relationship is too far gone. And frankly in this market there are just WAY too many GOOD horses out there to be stuck with one you don't get along with... There is no shortage of horses... LOL Good or Bad!!! It's just finding one that matches a certain skill, riding and experience level...

9 comments:

S&D said...

HELEMETS are so important... thank goodness she was wearing hers!

wolfandterriers said...

Thank goodness she was wearing one...I'm the safety freak b/c I wear my helmet and my eventing vest. Well...I do happen to own and ride a very strange little gray mare, so I prefer to stack the odds in my favor!

But as to the horse market, LOL, that's why I'm buying again! I got my Silver Premium Dutch filly for literally nothing and just can't stand to see such nice horses go for so little when I can afford another. :) (Yes, I think I'm certifiably addicted!!!)

kestrel said...

Yup, time to divorce the horse! When you and your horse have lost faith in each other it's pretty much over. I just wish more people would realize that!

GoLightly said...

ditto, kestrel

How are you TrexX??
Still coughing?

Great post, so true.

Better to be alive.

Colste said...
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Colste Stables said...

I didn't read that she was wearing a helmet, did I miss something??

Trainer X said...

Yesh she WAS actually wearing her helmet!! Thank Goodness!!!! There was a HUGE Split in it as well...

P_L_I_A_J said...

There are lots of good horses out there for free - I just wish I had the time for them! Of course, if I quit my job, I would have the time, but if I do that I won't have the money - what a vicious circle!! LOL
I am happy you are doing better. Acacia is adorable!

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Ayin said...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling better! And *very* glad to hear that girl was wearing a helmet! Hopefully both she and her horse will find better matches. Hopefully nothing else so dramatic happened while you were out!