Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
The horse owner is a complete moron. I thought the military stopped using horses in anything but ceremonial roles over 50 years ago; why the hell would you need to send one to a “book camp”? (yes; I am being sarcastic I realise its not a real military boot camp). The whole concept is idiotic. The moron owner should have been sent to a horse riding “boot camp” to learn not to be a moron, spoil their horse, and turn it into an arrogant tool that needs to get “over the trauma of having people injured... [by his bucking]” MORON. Now excuse me while I go and vomit. Trauma from bucking people off? What a moron.
All the same, If I was in CA's position, with a lot to loose from bad press, even if on FB, especially from what I suspect to be a complete moron horse owner, I would have forked out the money for the vet to figure out a cause of death, surely it would have been small change for someone pulling in the money he would be.
Just a note on hobbling the horse's face to a foot. I have never seen it in Australia, but the Bedouin I lived with, and others across the middle east, typically hobble their horses head to their feet. If they hobble them to the front they will take their lead-rope and tie it around a knee then tie that to the other knee, and leave a little room for the horse to lift its head, so they don’t tie their face down tight to their legs. If its to the back leg they typically tie the lead rope around a back pastern and leave the horse enough slack to move about without too much restriction. Whether or not CA was doing that? Who knows.