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Re: [RC] [RC] DUMPED! - Howard Bramhall

Barbara. I mean this sincerely. GET ANOTHER INSTRUCTOR! Do to her what my ex-girlfriends used to do to me. DUMP HER! Do it today before she gets you hurt.


From: "Barbara Goldthorpe" <bgoldtho@xxxxxxx>
To: "Chris Paus" <paus@xxxxxxxxxxx>
CC: <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [RC]   DUMPED!
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2004 00:01:24 -0500

Thanks, I am beginning to feel more and more confident that it's a pain
issue. Now that I think about it, more and more indicators are falling into
place. Sunny had not been ridden since goodness knows when, until about two
weeks ago, because it's Vermont and it's an outdoor ring. Muscle structure
in the back can change, and therefore cause pain. I am stating the obvious
for my own benefit I suppose, but suddenly a lightbulb went on. I will be
very insistent on Monday that my instructor get him checked out properly-she
did ask for my opinion on what to do with him, which was a first (not for
her, just in general). Sunny's generally a good boy, and I don't think
she's ever had this kind of problem with him before, hence the bafflement.
I'll be all over this like mud on a white horse.

Barbara Goldthorpe

The air of heaven is that which blows between a horse`s ears.
~  Arabian Proverb

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Paus" <paus@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Barbara Goldthorpe" <bgoldtho@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 11:15 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] DUMPED!

> Good lord! I teach riding and I certainly wouldn't put > someone on a horse like that! I wouldn't get on a > horse like that... > > My guess is that he either has really bad manners or > has some pain issues or both. A horse doesn't have to > show nasty faces to indicate back soreness or poor > tack fit. > > The fact that he was uncomfortable with you getting on > adn that he does this at a canter are clues for me... > > Sometimes discomfort that is tolerable to him at a > walk might be excruciating at a canter.. different > muscles are used, the back and legs move differently, > and the saddle will feel different on his back... > > Whatever is going on, this instructor is pretty > negligent to keep using this animal for lessons. IMHO > > chris > --- Barbara Goldthorpe <bgoldtho@xxxxxxx> wrote: > > > > > > > > He is my instructor's horse. I don't care for > > quarter horses, they will NOT be on my list when I > > finally get to go horse shopping. > > I am wondering if it is a back or teeth issue. > > However, he is showing no signs of discomfort, such > > as ear twitching or stamping. He did throw a bit of > > a hissy fit when I tried to mount, but the ride was > > fine until we came to cantering, then he bucked. > > And after that, I tried to trot and he did the same > > thing. > > Leaves some questions open. Hopefully I'll ride a > > different horse Monday (there's a grey I've had my > > eye on), and Sunny will get checked out. Apparently > > he's been fine in the pasture, which does leave me > > suspicious of his tack and his back/teeth. > > My sister suggested my riding style-I have never > > hung on a horse's mouth. In fact I was told my > > hands were too light at one point. Plus, having two > > other girls bucked off kind of eliminates that. > > We'll see how it goes, and I will leave updates when > > I know more. > > > > Barbara Goldthorpe > > bgoldtho@xxxxxxx > > > > ===== > "A good horse makes short miles," George Eliot > > Chris and Star > > BayRab Acres > http://pages.prodigy.net/paus >

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