Can you live without this horse?
Is it exactly what you would buy if you were looking to buy not on the spur of the moment?
Do you have a supportive family willing to finance you in part some of the time, especially around exam time?
I had a horse whilst at uni, kept on full livery near...
I would be inclined to take it further. How dare someone physically assault your friend and intimidate a child?!
Why the Hell is your horse still there!???!!!
There must be someone that will take horse in for a few days or the new livery hard to take pony in even in a pen for a few nights...
Rediculous. I would pack my things and leave. Pay nothing more. Sounds Luke she has broken het end if the conyract by not allwing horse to be ridden in the school , the use of which presumably is part if your contract?
Terri sounds likes run if bad luck with saddle fitters. In 15years it has been suggested twice I need a new saddle, which I agree I did, as my cob filled out. I call on them less now as each time I have them check they tell me my saddle is a great fit. Nothing to do.
Recomendatuons are references, so your not stupid! Your not goingto rest easy until he's been checked now so you migjt as well fork out initially and if there is no problem you have gained some knowledge. Win win.
Lucie07 they are about to change that I believe, so you don't have to do human first.
Op, Is there no knowledgable YO you can trot up for and see what they think? What credentials/references did you get for the instructor?
you say you are too novice to know if your horse is unlevel but you...
Don't know about the escaping thing, that's a worry, but regarding water quote often the cater if a tethered horse will provide a bucket of water twice a day. Allowing the horse to drink its fill. In the wild horses often drink once a day as the water is far away.
I like riding alone. Im not keen on hacking alone anymore due to stupid traffic.
I do sometimes hangaboyt for someone to rode with in the school as it adds a different dimension to the session, but I quite like to school alone.
Jumping I am very aware if I fall off and hurt myself I may be...
If you know the people well enough perhaps if you Twll them how they are making you feel I'm sure they'd be sorry. Sometimes people just dont think.
I wouldn't make any decisions whilst you feel everthing is bad. Your horse is for you to enjoy. And so is your baby. Congrats.
It's interesting how one person comments on something they find cruel and unacceptable, and others feel the need to say but there is worse cruelty out there. I am certain there is. But its beside O2Y's point really.
Pinkcob I used to be also. Though when I was younger we didn't have forums to dream on! I spent all my spare time helping at a riding s book. It reading about horses, learning. After three years I had proved to the liveries at the rs I was reliable and not massively capable but willing to listen...
I don't remeber your previous incarnation much. But is suggest you pick something and run with it! You had good advice for tje restarting the tb, you have good advice on finding how to stay horsey with minimal financial impute, and you now have good advice about how to go about raising money for...