Originally Posted by thunderhooves
Me too, roro.
Cute vid, but something in it screamed "I'm a member of PETA and a vegan, and I don't ride horses in any way but Parelli".
There was a thread that said if most horses were sold suddenly, as long as you give them a nice place, good treatment, and strong leadership, they won't care. Some horses aren't like that,though.
I like this vid better: YouTube - I Am - Horses
I am not hijacking your thread, just stating MHO.
I like that video too. I highly disagree with you. When I went on vacation for 10 days. I brought my horse over to my friends house and barn. The paddock was the same size with the same set up, and even same hay. Not to mention he was moved WITH his pasturemate. My friend had a beautiful place, treates all her animals beautifuly, and is a strong leader. In fact she is probably one of the best horse owners I know. The stress of not seeing me for that length of time was so high it caused Trooper to have a Uveitis flare up.
Yes over time the horse will love, trust and appreciate their new owner. But you don't think the first week or so wouldn't be somewhat hard on them?
Never in the video did it say anything about not riding horses. It simply states something that I believe ALL riders should be aware of: before you go and punish me for doing wrong mayby should check to see there isnt something that's bothering me. HorsesAreForever
I love your video! I think it is quite lovely and speeks understanding horse owner. :)