Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Horses Calling-Reprimand *rant*
Well..I was thinking and this just happened to pop into my head from the show I went to Saturday. It was a decent sized show (big compared to our normal local shows, but a little smaller than some I've seen), and a lot of the riders handled and rode their horses quite well, withthe exception of a few. But that's to be expected, eh?
Anyway, a lot of the horses would start calling out when one did, and I don't see an issue with it since all the ones I ride still pay attention to me as well, but I'm assuming others didn't.
I just felt the need to rant somewhere about one lady..wish I would've got a pic and her email so I could've shown her how utterly stupid she looked. Now, if you want to give your horse a tap or make it work when it starts talking, that's fine by me, but not with a hand over-under...
So, said lady's horse would call out, and said lady would (all at the same time) start hitting her mare's head with her whip, kicking her to go, and yanking on her mouth..For some reason, I seem to think this would be rather counter productive. From what I saw of the horse moving out and working, she must've been well trained. But since my BO probably would've got mad at me for starting drama at an otherwise perfect show, I didn't say a word.
But, if a horse can't go forwards, can't go backwards, and can't go sideways...where do you think it's going to end up going? I'm not sorry to say, but I was really waiting for her mare to fly up and over.
I mean really...it's common sense people!
Well..end rant now. :p
Good thing was that people at the show actually respected my red ribbon(: aside from in the warm-up pen...in which I would tell them, they'd get the nasty look on their faces like, "How dare you bring a horse that kicks to a show," but then ride right up my butt the next time they came around ;; andwho, she only kicked once (after someone -from our barn- came up and stood behind her. -.-; I was told I handled her very well(: Since she usually kicks at every horse in sight, plus with her being in heat...well, yeah, you can imagine :p
I got a bit off topic..but anywho..
Please, please tell me why doing that (what I mentioned first) would do anything even semi-productive..? *sigh*
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