Rant of a sort...punishing.
I have known this for a while, but I realized once I owned my horse Honor, that I could actually tell people to get away from him and stop touching him. Well I own him now and am facing one of my greatest pet peeves. . . Other people punishing him. It has always bothered me. I don't appreciate other people hitting him or striking him or yanking on the lead rope that I leave attached to him in crossties, which is there for MY benifit and no one elses. Just because he begged (leave him alone duhh!) Or nipped out (I give certain people permission for this in certain situations). Me and my trainers are the only ones I want touching my horse with out their permission. Then I would just have to suffer through it. I am working on his ground manners at the moment and I really don't want anyone punishing him themselves unless they are my trainers because they know whats best for him. If he's causing a problem, well then just move away from him and ignore it, or come and get me? Is that such a bad thing to ask? The fact is, I just want people to respect me by respecting my horse. I'm trying to be civil about it, but I guess its just accelling. (spelling??) I mean, I could tell them to stop in a nice manner. Argh, what can a girl do?
Btw, I am not cruel or anything close to it. Honor is a good horse...great in my opinion, obviously. If anything I am overly laid back with him. He's corrected when needed but nothing extreme. Ever. I'm just ranting on and on... So if you read this, thanx. Have a wonderful day!
**Mocha - 4 year old Spotted Saddle Horse Mare**