Originally Posted by xoLivxo
i know! They don't pat them...they SLAP them.
It's one thing to pat, NICELY. But when you can HEAR the slap, then possibly that's a bit much?
I'm not one to get on any rider for how they praise or punish their horses but, I dunno, it's just my opinion; giving a slap like that to ME, is kind of like punishment.
And all that hair???? Seriously? I've never thought of a horse having all that much hair to begin with(aside from mane and tail). I PAT my dog when she does a great job, and she has FAR more hair than any of the horses I've ever been around.