Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
Since when did people stop liking to work?
For me personally, I like a horse who has a mind of its own. If its been beaten down, broken in and worn to the point where it just has no more personality, I don't want it. I like my horses to have a little bit of life in them. I like my horses to have an opinion. That does not mean I like horses who are hard to handle....that just means I like to have my horse be a product of the amount of time I put into him. If my horse thinks something isn't smart, I want him to tell me about it, but then I want him to do what I ask. When did having a horse as a partner become so undesirable?
This is sort of a rant over something I read here on the forum today--no disrespect to the person who wrote it at all, but why in the heck would you want a horse who just comes to you and doesn't care if you run him off a cliff? Yes, my gelding can be a handful at times, and I like him that way. I would rather have him test me than accept any idiot who thinks they know how to ride. When he challenges my authority, it means he's got some brain left in him. When he accepts that I'm still the leader, that means he's using it. I like leaders. Followers to me, seem dangerous. Am I alone in this thought process? Or do all people really want anymore is an overgrown puppy dog?