Really, that's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. I hate it. I just met this woman that came out to look at my horse when I was selling him and she new NOTHING about horses. Her daughter (who she was buying a horse for) couldn't ride AT ALL. Then I got to talking with her and she says "oh yeah, I've got 3 other horses, they're all yearlings. We're just starting to be able to touch them now, I'm so proud of them."
I'm like uhhh??? What?
You can touch them? And wait... they're YEARLINGS?!!? OMFG! You know nothing about horses and you've bought yearlings? What the hell are you going to do with them? Watch them run around in the field??
Do you know people like this? Who buy horses just to say they have them, or buy young untrained horses for their first horse?
God, people are stupid.
Especially horse people. Stupid Stupid people..