Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
Bad ground manners frustrate me entirely.
Horses are not giant puppy dogs, some owners need to understand this. Possibly the worst I have ever heard is the horse is rearing when doing groundwork (Obviously not commanded) and the owner then tried to tell us it was because he was natural horsemanship trained and he was showing his herd skills, um what? This horse is clearly showing serious disrespect and needs work.
Horses need to be shown they have leaders, not best friends who will love and cuddle them while they are being generally disrespectful. I'm not saying that you can love & cuddle your horse, but they do need to show you respect - similar as a way of earning your 'love'. The way I see it, my horse respects me in return for love, shelter, food & general care (Just clarifying: if he was disrespectful, I would still feed and give him shelter).
Sir Success. Eventer.
2000 - 2013,