Originally Posted by Jake and Dai
I agree with NHRA, and I don't think anyone disagrees that there are ways to fix a lot of dominate behaviors that are natural to horses.
What I personally believe is that there is no one way, nor that any horse can be 'fixed' by any person. I certainly don't have the skills, knowledge or experience to 'cure' a horse of, say, rearing under saddle.
Does that make me a bad person or someone who doesn't love their horses? I don't think so. I just recognize my limitations.
And if I could not afford to get the best professional help possible, then heck yeah I'd sell my horse!
I don't really understand what you think, DS, we don't understand.
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
DSJ, I don't think anyone here even knows what your point is anymore. I think we're all agreeing to basically the same thing:
Horses get screwed up. Horses can experience anxiety. A lot of horse issues are caused by humans, though I must write a disclaimer that some horses truly are screwed up due to some other force of nature (i.e. Tumor, misfiring neurons.)
A lot of horses can be fixed. Some cannot. You said so yourself that 80% was a good percentage of horses that can be fixed. What about the other 20% though? What about the 20% that your own proclaimed professionals can't fix? 20% is a significant number. If 20% of most cases cannot be fixed by professionals.... what then? What are non-pros supposed to do?
I don't understand what you're arguing here... Can you please clarify??
I really really think that you might want to take a step back here and realize that NOBODY is saying that horses can't get screwed up - the big fight stemmed from the suggestion that people (no matter their experience level) should never sell a problem horse; they should stick with it even if they can't do a darn thing with the animal, because the person made a commitment when they bought the horse.
In both of these posts, points were clearly laid out as to the relevence of this argument, yet there has been no answer from DSJ. Again, proving that you will not listen to any reasoning, nor will you succumb to the fact that you are just arguing for the sake of arguing. WE HAVE ALL AGREED WITH YOU ABOUT TRAINING!!! The only point not agreed apon, as stated by JDI, was that most people agree its ok for the girl to sell her horse IF NEED BE and you did not. This part has NOTHING to do with facts. This is all opinion, and actually no matter who's opinion might be the "better" one, the only opinion that matters is the owner of the horse and the decision about the situation is COMPLETLEY HERS!
So why is there ANOTHER pointless thread about this?