...why aren't you supposed to use the lunge whip on them? Do they instantly die or something? Or does Animal Control come crawling through your window to arrest you?
Firstly, I didn't ever say 'you're not supposed to', I said I didn't agree with hurting a horse in the name of training. (& I likely said generally too as usual, as there may be exceptions) IME there are generally more effective alternatives without resorting to violence.
See, here's the thing: horses don't speak English. They're horses, not people. Horses speak horse language. In the horse world, they threaten, and then they back that threat up by biting, shoving, kicking, and
See, here's the thing - horses understand horses quite well, but BECAUSE they don't speak English, it's often misunderstanding that causes them not to 'obey'. Even those that are human & speak English sometimes still attempt to teach with force - eg. Punishing kids for making mistakes - but generally these days it seems to me that people have learned much more effective & fair ways of teaching.
Now, if the human world, we hint, and then hint again, and then ask, and then threaten, and threaten, and threaten, and threaten, and threaten, and cry, and then threaten, and then throw an ineffective tantrum, and
It's called nagging & I suspect it's just that sort of behaviour this horse has got used to, which is why he's considered 'spoilt'. I personally think you can *generally* work out ways of being effective without using painful methods.
Honestly people, come on. Do you even understand how much force is behind a horse's kick?
Honestly yourself person! So just because horses hurt eachother means that we should strive to do that too?? Suppose because my toddler kicked me I should have kicked her back too?? Just because something is natural doesn't make it necessarily Right or desireable or most effective. There are actually alternatives, such as using your bigger brain instead of 'bigger stick' mentality.
*Not that I'm saying I personally feel strong physical punishment is never an appropriate response either - there are exceptions IMO, but trying to justify it as the most appropriate response & telling people they're being rediculous for not believing it is... pretty rediculous logic IMO.