Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Awesome post, fully agree. I've heard that from my parents my ENTIRE life when it came to expenses for my horses. Needless to say, I've been working and paying for all the EXTRAS (aka. necessary care to prevent DEATH) since I was 15.
This doesn't really fall into the "wild horse" category, but a HUGE pet peeve of mine is people who refuse to trim any sooner then 8+ weeks. Like, somehow it became gospel that a horse only needed farrier attention every 8 weeks. We routinely have ours done at 6 weeks, and RARELY ever get to 8 weeks except in the deep cold of winter on occasion. Oh sure, they'll live, but I'd rather have that chip taken care of NOW thank you, before it comes a vet bill!
Survival of the fittest! Conformationally weak Mustangs don't survive. Flaws are one thing, but most older Mustangs are actually built pretty darn decent or they wouldn't have survived so long. However, our IDEA of perfect conformation differs very greatly from functional structural good conformation a lot of the times.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.