Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: northeast Arkansas
That's definitely not the way to go about teaching a horse to do anything, but I bet those people didn't blame themselves, I wouldn't be surprised if they punished the horse. They are very lucky the horses didn't get hurt and nobody got seriously injured. I think they rushed the horse and overwhelmed him and just flat out had no clue how to teach the horse. I get so irritated at people who want to rush a horse into something. If they would just learn to do groundwork first and introduce things a step at a time horses wouldn't blow up like that. Of course any horse will blow up if they get scared, feel pressured, and find no other way to escape it. I don't think the horse is scarred for life, but they need to go back and gradually introduce things or that horse won't even want to get near a cart.