Whoa whoa whoa hold up. Lets not all gang up and attack the person now
Attack me if you will.
I have a english and western show horse that I refuse to take on trails. REFUSE. I don't want him getting hurt, I don't want the risk of him pulling up lame, or something along those lines. Im very picky with head set, so when im on a trail with him, he doesn't have a head set. Then the next time I work him, guess what? I have to work extra hard for him to have a head set. He is still young and still is learning.
I do hard core trails, the ones where if you horse slips, you and your horse and falling backwards and most likely are going to get killed or severly hurt. Those are the only trails I enjoy. I have a pony that will do those trails and more. I take him on my trails. I have trail ponies and show horses. I let my show horse get out and I ride him around my yard bareback or I take him on a easy bare back trail. But he trips alot
I know im always the one who says that your horse needs to know where its feet are. But if he isn't a arena, he doesn't care. He is too busy looking at everything else.
He would make a wonderful tail horse, he was born in the woods and such. But no, he stays in the stall and comes out when I stick him in the back pasture or when I work him. That's it. Is that abuse? I think not, he still gets out. I don't think he is neglected and such just because I don't take him on trails.