And there is absolutely NO excuse for it, I don't care WHO you are! Sandie is my very first horse and I've only been riding for 3 years...so when I got her, I had limited knowledge I will admit. But I board at a barn where everyone is more than happy to help and give advice and through them (and this forum!) I have learned SO much about being a horse owner.
BUT had I ever had a stupid idea like that (and I would NOT! Anyone should know how unsafe that is for a number of reasons!) I would have just asked someone for their advice before I actually did anything! I ask people for advice all the time when I'm not sure of something or have heard of some new way to do something, before I actually go and do it. Sounds like "C" stands for "complete moron"!