Now, at our barn, we are chock-full-o-issues. We have several horses with bucking problems, 2 who rear, 2 who wont let their feet be cleaned, 2 with food aggression, 3 bad spookers, 1 bratty foal, 1 houdini, 1 hot horse, 1 that wont move and so on...I thought it was just our barn and the coddling that goes on there. I've been considering a move and have visited 2 farms this week...they have the same thing! One barn is an all natural horsemanship barn who had some of the nastiest horses I've seen in a while. The other was an english show barn where 3/4 of the horses are kept stalled for the majority of the day because they 'just can't get along' out in the field.
So, what do you think? Are we spoiling our horses too much? Was I young and delerious? Or were horses better behaved and better trained back then?