I honestly feel bad for calling her rude, but I'm not sure what else to title this!
I have a horse at my place that belongs to a friend. I'm borrowing her while I shop for my next horse.
She started by teaching my horse bad habits... Chewing on wood is the worst so far. Between the two of them, they have really done some damage!!!
Then she wouldn't stay in her turn out. Kept jumping into my horses pasture. She then always mounts my mare.
Two days ago, she tried to jump out of the round pen and bent beyond repair 3 of the panels. (Horse was unscathed, not even a scratch)
Today she kicked me in the chest so hard I have 2 broken ribs... My farrier saw the whole thing and couldn't believe from where I was, she was able to make contact with me, let alone my chest.
While I feel blessed to have the ability to borrow a horse so I don't feel rushed in my search for my next purchase, I'm frustrated. I'm thinking I should just return her and get a mini donkey. At least a mini donkey will help establish an ag exemption. However, I'm not one to give up on a hard case... Any words of wisdom?
Last edited by Katy9532; Feb. 26, 2013 at 01:31 PM.
Ack. I hate those ill-behaved horses. Get rid of her, would be my advice.
I know a rude horse. She is VERY cute, but...she will be making faces at you and threatening to kick/bit you when you groom her and when you tack her up. She will pin her ears when you ask for "more" while under saddle (a bigger trot, a canter lead...) and make you feel like all she wants to do is get you off her back - literally. And she CAN get you off. Big buck in her.
Good thing she's not MY horse. lol
When I saw the title of this thread...I thought, well, yeah, I have a rude horse...she's sort of pushy on the ground and is kind of a pain in the ass when taken away from her friends, and lately she's been a little hard to catch...I think I really might need to start working with her more, as retirement seems to be teaching her the wrong things.
But then I opened the thread and OH HO you describe something waaaaaaay different. You've got a DANGEROUS horse there. And since she's not even yours, it's not important WHY she's so dangerous. It could be an ovarian tumor, or some other sort of hormone producing tumor, or a brain tumor, or maybe she's just mean.
Send her back for her owner to deal with before she kills you and be sure to tell the owner the nitty gritty of what's been happening, so she can avoid harm herself.
Rude would be the least offensive word I'd use on this horse. She's worse than rude she's downright dangerous. Send her back before she kills you or gets herself killed or injured while she's in your care.
"My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."
If she were yours, I'd recommend a vet work up for hormonal issues. Since she's not yours, put her on the trailer yesterday and take her back. Find a horse to half lease at a local boarding barn to keep your saddle time, and get a donkey for companionship...
Strong promoter of READING the entire post before responding.