What would you do if this was your friend..?
I have a 'friend' who rides at A barn, and boards her horse. Well I do love this girl; I'm really anxious to say something to her. But I'm not sure if it's the 'proper' thing to do. :confused:
This girl is a great person, but is lacking in riding skills. She /refuses/ to takes lessons, refuses to get any help from anybody. Yet, she jumps up to FOUR feet almost every week! :eek:
Now, this is the girl that cannot even *post* stirrupless. Yet, she throws herself (and her poor horse) over the jumps. She lands hard and yanks on her mouth. She thinks a proper head set is more of a "yank-drop-yank-drop" method. One time she also even jumped (although small) in draw reins. Not sure how she managed to stay alive.
Now; I'm wouldn't be so worried if she was in lessons and was still on the flat. But, she is jumping dangerously high (even I don't jump that yet.) and nobody will step up to the plate and force her to listen. I'm /this/ close to just leaving her a note, or talking with her in person about it.
Anyone have any ideas on what I should do? I'm very worried that the horse is going to end up in a bad situation, and will get seriously hurt. That mare is one of my favorites, and I'd be sad to see her hurt. :no:
Thank you for any/all ideas. :sigh: