Alright, so theres this one horse at my barn. He's young (only 3) and a perchon(spelling) I do believe. Either way, he's bloody well huge.
I don't know if his owners plan on riding him or not, but anyway he's there. I don't think they know what they are doing. Because this horse is soooo sweet.
He took him out the other day, and put him in the round pen. And started going insane (the man not the horse) He kept shouting at the horse. And whipping him. [I know its the persons choice on how they wish to train their horse. But I feel that whipping him is just wrong] Anyway, He kept getting the horse to run, then would jump in front of him (after only a few steps) and kept screaming reverse. But he wouldnt stop.
It was kind of clear that this horse was confused... I mean I don't know to many horses that respond to reverse. Anyway, hed hit the horse, yell reverse, hit the horse again cause he didnt. Then do it all over again. I got so ... mad yet upset for this poor horse.
I know that because he's so big he probably didnt feel it... but its still wrong. Because this horse was doing everything (except reverse) that the guy asked of him...
Another issue is with their other horse, he's a fair size too. Not to sure on height though. But anyway, when she gets up onto him. Youd never know that this horse is really well mannered. She CONSTINTLY whips him (she rides western) and the horse freaks out. Because its not a light tap tap. Its a full on, whip. Meant to hurt. I mean she was asking him to canter, and he wouldnt.
Ok I understand a whip in this manner.
But what I found out later on, is that that was the first time that the horse had been ridden...in 2 years...
So my question is, should I step in and offer assistance in the round pen. Or just butt out because its their horses not mine...
Is there ANYTHING I can do without seeming snobby and look like a know it all??