Originally Posted by Northern
You're saying that the vet in the video with the two horses who reacted both by evading & being aggressive should have reprimanded them for those? It was their only way of communicating, since they can't say, "OUCH! STOP IT!"
There was no "disrespect", so a horse shouldn't be reprimanded AS IF he was "disrespectful".
Horse's can communicate pain without being nasty to people. Pinning ears for example means 'I don't like that' and a good owner would observe that something is wrong with a horse that begins to display those behaviors. Disrespect is always disrespect and needs to be corrected. It doesn't need to be a severe correction if there is pain involved but at least a verbal correction so the horse knows that their action is not acceptable.