*waits to get shot down* so whens that over 15's rule coming in?
Tegan... PLEASE drop the childish attitude, I know you're only young, but by acting terribly 'catty' and irrational in your retorts, you are just losing yourself respect in this place by the second.
As Maura said, your original post didn't make a hell of a lot of sense when the title ays that you 'figured it out' then just post a bunch of Jessica Forsyth video's from the net with yet another 'this is so sad' yada yada yada.
No body has said it's not said, the poor kid, of course we feel for her, her family and the people that knew her. BUT we're getting a bit over these threads popping up constantly. Yes, she is dead now, its tragic, but people have to move on.
As bsms explained every so eloquently, a horse will ALWAYS be a horse, and I think Jessica's death should be proof of this considering she DID get on with her horse so well. It goes to show to kids like yourself, that no matter how much on a "bond" you have with a horse, when faced with a scary situation, it's natural instincts are going to kick back in.
Boomer did not kill Jessica because he decided to turn on her or some other silly way of thinking. No, poor Boomer must have gotten a fright, or maybe slipped on the footing and fallen. He DID NOT go out of his way to kill Jessica, horses don't think like that just like they don't feel the same 'love' as a human does.
Personally, I think that kids need to learn from this incident rather than just saying 'poor Jess, I'm so sad, they had a bond and Boomer killed her'.
The moral of this story - No matter how much YOU may love your horse and think that you have some kind of 'black stallion' type of "bond", the horse is ALWAYS going to revert back to being a horse in certain situations. A horse trainer that barely knows a horse can do the same things that Jessica did with Boomer in a week or two of breaking a horse in, but that does not mean they have a "bond", only that they understand how a horse thinks and reacts, and works WITH the horse's instincts rather than against them.
Even on the quietest, oldest most reliable horse that never kicked in its life, you just can't afford to turn your back or be complacent for a single second as that horse might get a fright right when you're behind it and next thing you know, you've got 2 kneecaps.