Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
And when they get older, they still won't scold them..for anything, is my guess. I took my daughter to a horse camp thing when she was younger. While I was waiting around in the shade, there was a young girl (about -10-11 ish) w her friends in the breezeway, and she was not just being cruel to her pony whilst untacking, she was laughing! I felt hesitant b/c it wasn't my kid, but I couldn't take it anymore, so I walked over and took charge of the untacking, and told her that there was no need to mistreat any animal. The girl just shrugged and said "so what, she is mine", but let me take over - and ran off!!! Her mother, unbeknownst to me, was standing about 10 ft away, and she just smiled and was friendly to me - and told me where the tack went!!! HELLO? Was she just afraid of the horrid little brat she raised, or didn't correct her but didn't care if others did, or what? Its always amazing how irresponsible other parents are.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.