Odd but funny way to learn about your horse.

United States
January 5, 2009 6:59am CST
As I've explained in a previous post, we took in a stray horse back in August. Since he was so starved, we have not considered any type of training until spring. He is currently a frisky, healthy, spoiled baby with no bones showing anymore. I figured he was trained since he's very well behaved and had no problem with a halter. Saturday morning we woke to a neighbor banging on our door about 7 a.m. There was a man in our yard who had been riding the horse around our yard. He was still out there with the horse petting him. It was still a little dark so we couldn't tell who it was. Long story short, our local deputies had a good laugh. It was another neighbor and friend who had been celebrating his birthday. He drank a little too much and after riding four wheelers with another neighbor all night decided to go for a ride. We are still not sure how long he was out there. He is not normally one to drink or be the least bit irresponsible. In the end, he's very embarassed and was worried we would be mad. I'm just thankful he wasn't hurt. Yet, he rode our baby bareback with no bit. All he had was a lead attached to each side of his halter. It could have just been luck or the horse was aware there was something wrong with him, but now we know he's rideable.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
8 Feb 09
that is great news! I remember some friend of mine last year rescuing a stray horse (couldn't have been you, because you are much too new to have been that friend unless you have come in under a new name....) but hey! now you can seriously begin training the horse, working with him until he is really healthy enough for more serious riding to get him into shape when I was a teen, my favorite horse had a filly. Because I had dislocated my wrist right about the time they discovered she was pregnant, I rode her daily, but lightly. After Sunup was weened, I was asked to start getting her back into shape again. She had Sunup in early Feb and I spent August getting her back into shape for lessons in the fall. Her name was Sundown, and was a buckskin, Sunup was a palomino.
@urbandekay (18312)
11 Jan 09
It does seem that horse can sense much about their rider, some horses will take advantage and some will look after the rider all the best urban
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Now you can start training him, always fun...
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
hi vickie! wow nice of you to have a horse. well for us, we can't afford one and even if we can afford to get a horse, we have nowhere to put him. lol anyway, it is nice that you have already learned so much about your new animal. and at least, you do get to ride him already. take care of him! God bless you! :-)
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
hi vickie! wow nice of you to have a horse. well for us, we can't afford one and even if we can afford to get a horse, we have nowhere to put him. lol anyway, it is nice that you have already learned so much about your new animal. and at least, you do get to ride him already. take care of him! God bless you! :-)
@savypat (20246)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Sounds like a good end to the story. The visitor in all likelihood would not have been able to catch much less ride the horse if the horse wasn't already trained.