I used to know a girl, who was inlove with the show Wild Fire. She has never ridden a horse in her life. She thought that she had a "special" bond with horses and they would just listen to her and she was just somethin big and bad. Well, at the time I was training my first pony and I was best friends with her sister. I was talking to her sister about my problems with my pony. The girl buds in and says "Your horse you listen to me" So a few weeks later after she continued to boast and brag about how she had a special bond with horses and she understands them. She finally asked if she could ride him. Ofcourse I said no because I could barely stay on let alone her. Once I left she didn't listen. She got on my pony and of course fell off.
See. Its that kind of thing that bugs me. Those stupid horse movies and horse shows don't show what it really takes to own and ride a horse. Gives children un-realistic ideas about horses and they end up making a fool out of them selves or getting hurt.
Yes I know its TV for you. But I just need to rant.