Abused Fillies :@
So to make a long story short, the agriculture department at my school is getting young horses. I am totally and completely against this as kids who have never as much as patted a horse will be around and allowed to lunge, lead, show weanlings, yearlings and 2yos.
According to the ag teachers, Mr K will be helping with the horses. Now Mr K is a very experience horse man, who I do respect and he does own a stud and breeds horses. However, Mr K is a P.E, and Marine teacher. Personally, I feel that he will not be able to be there everytime someone goes near those horses.
I know what young horses are like and I don't think that it was a wise decision for the school to purchase them. I've been through it and I still am going through the drama with a young horse.
NOW THE BIG CATCH HERE IS THAT THEY ARE GETTING ABUSED FILLIES. ABUSED *@^$#&$% FILLIES.'
Their logic is that they will get the students to help fatten the fillies up and feed them and that the fillies will learn to trust them. Now my opinion is of course they will be quiet to begin with. They've been starved for Pete's sake. But as soon as they get some feed into them, they're going to liven up.
I don't care if they're is teacher supervision. I know for one, that the ag teachers have bare minimum experience with horses. They know nothing! Sure they might be able to lead one and tell when its lame, but they have no experience training or handling young horses. Heck, I'm confident around young horses, but I'm not going to train em.
All of the horsey people (about 8 of us) have been asked to participate at lunch and after school with them and I have no problem with that, but I still think that its a dangerous idea.
I mean, abused fillies and beginners? I see a law suit coming on as soon as the first kid gets a good kick in the ribs.
The teachers don't value my opinion, even though I own a young horse. They don't respect the fact that I know what young horses are like and how easy they are to ruin.
Am I just crazy and overthinking this or do you think this is a valid reason for concern? Opinions, guys?