In Off Course she let's all know just how grown up & smart she is for her age. Her name calling & massive editing here more than blew any such benefit of doubt. *oh well*
Bacardi1, you sure know it all most times. Strange way to express your grief by taking it out on a young poster.
OP, I also thought you were overly worried, but I would not tell you to get meds. Sheesh, that was so out line!
Ask your fellow barn mates and your barn manager first. It will be fine!
Ignore some posters ... it is just their way...
I'm still puzzling over "medical field of study".
OP: sorry you got snark from some posters.
I think your question was valid, if worded a bit oddly, but then I am old enough to be your grandmaw :D
The "right way" to do this, IMO, would be to ask the BM if having a guest was ok.
Your friend might be asked to sign a waiver or not, depends on barn rules.
I'd think someone just hanging with you and not riding would be fine.
Don't worry about the other boarders, just be sure your friend knows some basic barn etiquette - like not petting or feeding anything to a horse unless owner is asked first and how to pass a horse in crossties, etc.
If she's ridden in the past she probably knows these things, but it wouldn't hurt to ask or offer tips.
My totally non-horsy BFF came to watch a rated H/J show with me once.
I wasn't riding, had loaned my horse to another friend and wanted to see him go.
As we walked onto the showgrounds, BFF announced in his best Outside Voice "Where do you bet on these things?"
You could practically hear the necks creak as heads swiveled to see who had spoken.
It made me LOL.
My point is don't worry about what others may think.
Go see your horse, bring your friend and have a good time.
Aw shucks, she gave me a thumbs down. :lol:
You wouldn't be able to come up with a document for your friend and she wouldn't be able to sign it anyway. Under the age of 18 all this stuff would be between your parents, her parents, the Barn Owner and the person your parents are leasing the horse from (maybe them if need be). I think you are trying to be a bit too grown up for your time...