Originally Posted by HollyBubbles
Try telling that to the mare I know who had a service forced on her. She ended up going through a wooden wall trying to get away and her head was ripped open bad enough to show her skull, and her legs got ripped open also. To this day she still has the scars from the ordeal, and she just never come right after that.
Attempting to escape what she may have perceived as an aggressive horse is not "rape trauma" I'm sure the mare doesn't sit around afraid of being raped again and unable to have normal horse and herd contact. It is still anthropomorphism to say your horse fears rape. The horse fears a situation of being trapped and having to determine fight/flight.
I'm not advocating unnecessarily restraining mares for breeding and especially not in support of purposely breeding mares who are not in heat. I'm simply saying they have no concept of rape just the concept of getting away from potential danger.
There will always be the random horse who has issues despite its training just like there are plenty of breeders who have no business breeding sea monkeys let alone 1200lb+ animals. Posted via Mobile Device