nobody has said that what those girls did wasn't wrong and nobody has said that you are being silly. Yes, taking an overheated horse and giving it cold water can cause issues... I saw it on an episode of Lassie once... (sorry but I did!) Anyway... what they were trying to say is that there are ways to approach people about how they treat animals that belong to them. You may believe what they are doing is very dangerous and seriously wrong but they may not. and sadly enough, horses to some people are just livestock. To me, they are pets... It sounds like they are pets to you as well... I do appreciate your concern... I just don't know what to tell you regarding those girls behavior... And you do kind of go from galloping and galloping and galloping and galloping to... a couple times around the ring and back to galloping and galloping and galloping...... the other thing is, if these were barrel horses... they are used to galloping so they are conditioned for it. A gallop to a speed eventer is not the same as a gallop to a pleasure horse.....
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