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Re: [RC] Qualifications for Mentors - Maggie Mieske

Excellent points.  A stallion that cannot be ridden next to another horse of ANY sex, stallion, mare or gelding has no business on the trail.  However, a well behaved stallion should not be asked to not drink out of the tub or to not pass a rider because that rider has a stallion phobia.  Have you figured out I ride a stallion?  :)  Most people don't know he is a stallion unless I tell them.  But there are always those few who become near hysterical when a stallion is near.  Quite honestly, the pet peeves you described should go for ANY horse on the trail, not just stallions.
Miles of smiles,
"So many of our dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable."  Christopher Reeve
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Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 5:23 PM
Subject: Re: [RC] Qualifications for Mentors

In a message dated 2/23/2004 1:56:20 PM Pacific Standard Time, bechack@xxxxxxx writes:
This is just a start.....Come on everyone....we all have a list of
"pet peeves" that someone has done to us out on trail....>>
Do not expect special treatment just becuase you are riding a stallion...that's my pet peeve.
I was at one ride where a stallion rider informed me my "mare" was upsetting her stallion by drinking out of the same water tub and thereby making his pulse high. My "mare" was a gelding minding his own business at the other end of the tub.
Another time at a NATRC ride a new rider on a stallion held up the whole trail becuase he couldn't ride next to another horse. It was a single track and caused a major jam.

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