If you look back at the way we worked with horses 70 years ago, a lot has changed in that time. We've had NH come along, breaking in has changed, the type of work horses do has changed. Veterinary care has developed and improved, and we don't feed racehorses arsenic or give them brandy anymore (I hope!). There is a growing interest in barefoot horses and bitless bridles. Types and breeds are in fashion for a few years, then another comes along to replace it.
So, the purpose of this thread is to imagine it is 70 years in the future. What will have changed? What methods or equipment of ours will our grandchildren be looking back at and shaking their heads and tutting? Will we still be shoeing horses? Will we even be riding them, or will we be inviting them over for tea and crumpets? (OK, just having a go at PETA et al lol.)
What does the future of the horse look like?