Originally Posted by Skutterbotch
I'm told they smell, and are dirty. Sure they can be pigpens when they get in the mud puddles, but frankly horse is the best smell in the world!
TOTALLY agree! After I give my guy a good rub and a hug, I love the smell that's on me. Its not too fragrant, but as the wind blows, I get a whiff and I'm right back in that place. *sigh*
As for annoyances, I hate it when people say that horses hate people and wish they could just leave them alone. I know when my horse runs to me and nays, he's happy to see me. And as for riding, it bugs me when they say that to break a horse you should just jump on and "bronc up" As if your going to build trust by forcing him to wear himself out while carrying you "the predator" in his mind. And not to get TOO ranty, but what makes them think that they could stay on long enough to "break" a horse anyway. Those who can't stand dirt and the closest thing they've ever had to a wild ride is when they're pretty little sports car hydroplaned.