Originally Posted by Kiki
But yeah I didnt mention that the horses were unrestrained in the trailer which any horse owner knows is VERY irresponsible and DANGEROUS not to mention utterly STUPID .
I told my ma and she reckons I'm being overly susspicios she reckons theres a perfectly good explanation.
She's not horsy........obviosly
First of all, I take offense to your comment that unrestraining a horse in a trailer is stupid. A TRUE horseperson would know that restraining a horse in a trailer should be on a case by case basis. Many horses, especially youngsters are not used to riding in trailers. They can panic when restrained because horses are clastrophobic. If they panic, they can hurt themselves worse than if left standing. We NEVER restrain weanlings and yearlings when in a trailer. They are too small and the incorrect size makes restraining dangerous. Also, if they are able to move around some, then they can learn to get their balance etc. and can learn to be better in the trailer when they get older.
Some people are idiots when trailering their horses and don't consider the comfort of their horses and will drive as if they don't have a trailer behind them. (Which I think is probably the case here) But, if you truly think that a theft has occured, then you should call the police and report what you saw. The sooner that is done the better.