So, I was just nosing around on the site before going to bed. The TV show switched over to something else. I wasn't paying much attention until I heard the key word "horse". Boop! I look at the TV to see that it's some reality show. -.-
There is some valley girl blonde going "Omg, I saw Fabio riding up on the horse and was liikee. OMG he's sooo cute!" Some rich guys on polo ponies come cantering up. "I was really happy because I have TOTALLY rode horses before and I could tell Jessie (another girl) has not.
She didn't even know how to get on!
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Yeah, well you could tell once both the girls were sitting up their they had NO idea what they were doing. Stiff, holding the reins wrong. WELL it's a reality show, so the guys jump up on the horses behind them IN THE SADDLE! You could see the horse go "Oh jeez.
" Now I don't do it, but I don't condone anyone who rides double lightly. These were larger guys though trying to squeeze into the saddle with these girls. They were sitting on the very back and just driving that saddle into the poor thing's back. You could see the horse stretch out it's neck and just pin it's ears back like "owww". Then, they proceeded to play polo. The guys were kicking the crap out of the horses sides trying to get them to trot. When the horse did trot it was strung out and VERY uncomfortable looking. Because of the un-coordination when the horse did trot both of them were bouncing on it's back like it was a trampoline not to mention just yanking on their mouths.
I don't know, just kind of irked me and made me think of other things that the media does with horses that bugs me. Especially in movies. It's better now, but they use to be so brutal on horses!! Flipping them over and such. Another thing that's like: -.-
- When they change the rider's horse that is OBVIOUS. Not kidding I've seen a very light colored palomino turn into a dark bay in a matter of a few seconds.
- They play sounds of horses whinnying when the horse is standing there tied like "la-de-da".
- When they just walk away from their horses dropping the reins to go chase a deer or outlaw.
Whew!!! Rant over! Sorry! I just saw those horses getting heeled to death with a heavy load and their mouth yanked on like it was a game of tug-o-war. Do you have any rants about the media and horses?