Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
It, too, bothers me to see horses treated poorly, go from home to home, and never be "considered" - but I have to accept it is not within my power to change how other people treat their horses. All I can do is give my own the very best care that I can, cradle to the grave.
What grinds my gears in the horseworld is some owner's/handler's impatience and heavy handedness w some poor confused horse - and usually there is little you can do about it. Horses are highly intelligent fellow creatures. What is interesting is most of the people I see that are heavy handed and short on patience w a horse would NOT be able to understand"directions" given to themselves by an equally intelligent human that could only use voice and phsical contact to communicate (e.g., no visual aids created by drawing, or writing, no facial expressions, etc.,)...add to that the "instructing" human is aggressive.
There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.