Like I said, it was always my fault. (two of the times I was too young to know better and one of the times I was seven and left home alone with a bagel and a food-aggressive-prior-stray) Just like these accidents in the videos is the girl's fault. She made him this way.
When I owned my problem horse a few people told me to send him to slaughter. I could NEVER imagine doing that. Doesn't matter what he did. I realize we have totally different perspectives on this but I just don't understand how you could say
"With many millions of horses going to slaughter who would never do this, why not take one of them rather than wasting time on this one?"
I understand the millions of horses need homes but you so easily condemned this horse to death and wrote him off as a waste of time. that's...that's.... just not right.
I think I will point out that most of us on here are pro slaughter for the good of the horse economy.
Just to get that out in the clear, not trying to hijack the thread.
My family sent a TB mare to the auction because she liked to blowup and try and hurt people. She'd be fine and then explode into bucking and rearing fits. She was dangerous, plain and simple. We gave her a lot of 'second' chances and then decided that it wasn't worth getting hurt. We sent her through auction with a note, "TB mare, 8 years old, broke to ride, but unpredictable". She went to 'Ron, pen...' One of the local meat buyers.
On the dog note, we had a dog that turned on my brother. When my dad went to chain him up so that the kids could be outside playing, the dog tried to bite him. That was the end of the dog. We have kids, and kids are more precious than any animal could ever be.
They are animals. Companions, friends, protectors, pets, yes... But they turn nasty and that is that. It's not worth anyone's life, just to keep 'fido' or 'fanny' alive. Do we love our horses and dogs, yes we do, a lot! But also can think through fantasies.