I know, I thought it was extremely odd. I have spoken to another groom who rides his other horse, but I can't seem to get much out of her. When I mentioned to her about the racing the other day, she just raised her eyebrows. Getting conversation out of her is hard work.
Everything else is fine, the stables are kept beautifully (my mucking out mind you lol) the horse is in good condition, although I would have said not suitable condition for racing and he has all the correct gear, snaffle with large loose rings, sheepskin neoseband, mineral licks etc etc
You can't converse with the owner because he is deaf but can hear if you yell at the top of your voice. I started parttime last week. I do freelance work and needed a steady income from another job, hence the groom job). I just don't know what to do, as I said I don't like quitting but I can't afford to injure myself and I don't bounce like I used to. I had thought of writing him a note saying I would only ride if the horse went out every day come rain or shine. He has an outdoor arena and won't even let the horse go out there to let of steam. He used to but apparentely not for a while.
I had planned to go back on Monday because I am annoyed at myself for falling off, although the girl I was with said I couldn't have stayed. I am annoyed though because when I was training for my AI many moons ago, I used to be able to sit on anything and very rarely come off. I feel I ought to try and make more of an effort rather than give up at the first hurdle so to speak.
The owner does have a problem though, I was told when the last girl fell off, he was poking her with the whip saying "you stupid girl get up"
Should I give up or persevere, everyone at the yard is so nice to me and I had two cars come out to fetch me home when I fell off. Not the owner though!!!
I could do with some advice on how to ride him to prevent him bucking.