Originally Posted by Shalani
Sorry to double post ...
The movement those horses do reminds me of when a horse is cornered by the alpha horse and has a little panic attack trying to get away . For a few seconds they do a similar "dance" a panic dance.
That is such a good point! Thank you so much everybody for posting those...if awareness of this kind of torture can go out, this field will start to crash as the non-horsey people who are watching it go, "Wait, that ISN'T normal? But it's so pretty and their necks are so beautiful." If people are just told some simple things about natural horse behavior and proper training this kind of thing can pitfall so fast! These people are playing on the ignorance of non-horse people to make money. It makes me want to cry...the saddest part is that the horses haven't kicked all their handlers to death by now and actually tolerate this. They are very obvious about what they think of it, but they ACTUALLY TOLERATE IT! That's their most wonderful strength and their most deadly weakness, that they are so willing.