Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Yesterday, on our two hour ride, we had fourteen guests, so Dave sent three guides. It started out with me in the front, Sabrina in the middle and Alex at the end. About fifteen minutes into the ride, Sabrina comes up to trade places, becuase her horse needs more front guiding experience. I went to the middle. About ten minutes later, Alex wants to trade with me. I did not know why, but I did it. I soon found out why. The woman on Redeye was crazy. Redeye is one of our best horses because he never eats on the trail. He was eating like crazy on this ride. Alex had tightened the lead rope so that he could not get his head down to eat, but the woman had loosened it. She claimed that she did not believe in animal cruelty (this is not cruel at all). She complained the wholed ride, then about forty five minutes from the end, I told her that we were going either tighten the lead rope or she could walk. She wanted to walk. So, she had to walk behind the ride. She walked really slow (she was 60) so I called and asked Dave what to do. He said that the middle guide had to go and stay with her. Sabrina gave me a "thanks a lot" look, so I said that she could backguide, and I would go with crazy lady. The whole way back, she talked about PETA, animal cruelty Reiki, spiritual connections with animals. She said that she had done Reiki on Redeye and told him that he could eat grass, because there was none in the field. She said she could tell that our horses were unhappy, and that the basic needs were not enough. She caused so much trouble. I was so mad at her. Thankfully Redeye does not seem to eat on the trails (I guess it was just with her). She even thought that it was mean to ride horses, and only came cause her grandchildren really wanted to go. She also told me that she made a huge mess of her room so that she could show her grandchildren how clean the housekeepers can make it.
Posted by Country Girl at 5:08 PM