but is too much vin (wine) or biere (don't know where the accent keys are... beer) for that matter even an excuse? I don't think so.
Oh yea, I totally agree. If I had been there I would have had a few things to say. We had a problem with this at my old barn. The little kids would go out to the donkey field and jump on their backs and ride around kicking and screaming while the donkeys were on the verge of collapse. I had to tell several kids off for it.